Farmers market returning to Sunset Valley in new location; local animal hospital expands and more South Austin business news

South Park Animal Hospital celebrates 10 years serving the community in April. (Courtesy South Park Animal Hospital)
South Park Animal Hospital celebrates 10 years serving the community in April. (Courtesy South Park Animal Hospital)

South Park Animal Hospital celebrates 10 years serving the community in April. (Courtesy South Park Animal Hospital)

Here is the latest business news from Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.

After relocating temporarily to downtown Austin in March, the Sustainable Food Center’s Farmers Market in Sunset Valley will return to South Austin in a new location beginning April 3. The market will be held at the Sunset Valley Elementary School parking lot at 3000 Jones Road, Sunset Valley, Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Previously held at the Toney Burger Activity Center, the market’s venue has changed while the center is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination site.

Owners Cindy and Chuck Voelter are taking appointments for VanAddict, a company that builds and designs custom vans. Located at 3994 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. F, Dripping Springs, the business opened March 1 and specializes in converting sprinter vans into vehicles for recreation and business uses. 512-775-7805.

South Park Animal Hospital, located at 615 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. 121, Austin, celebrates 10 years serving the community and pets in April. Marketing Director Leigh Kring said the medical team works to provide low-stress veterinary amenities to pets and recently expanded its footprint to give cats and dogs each their own hospital wings. 512-386-1065.

Cabana Clean, located at 100 Commons Road, Ste. 11, Dripping Springs, on April 1 expanded its services to Buda, Kyle and San Marcos. Services offered include a high-quality single-service, weekly, biweekly or monthly residential cleaning. As part of the expansion, Cabana Clean is offering a deal through which the first 20 new customers in any city will receive 20% off their first four cleanings. Specific pricing is available on the company's website. 512-534-9011.

Acuherbia Acupuncture opened a clinic at 7900 FM 1826, Bldg. 2, Ste. 100, Austin, in February. Owned by acupuncturist Ann Huynh, the practice is her second in the Austin area and offers treatments for pelvic floor pain, skin disorders, women’s health issues, digestive disorders and pain management, according to the business. Huynh has worked in the Austin area for more than 13 years. 512-731-3363.

Palm Beach Tan has relocated one if its Austin storefronts to 4404 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. F 320, Austin. Previously located nearby at 5900 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. 430, Austin, the tanning salon offers spray tans, sunbed tans and skin care products. 512-358-0826.


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