Sustainable Food Center Farmers' Market returns home and more Southwest Austin business updates

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The Sustainable Food Center’s Farmers Market returned to its original location in Sunset Valley behind the Toney Burger Activity Center. (Courtesy Texas Farmers' Market)

The Sustainable Food Center’s Farmers Market returned to its original location in Sunset Valley behind the Toney Burger Activity Center. (Courtesy Texas Farmers' Market)

1. The Sustainable Food Center Farmers' Market returned to its original location in Sunset Valley behind the Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones Road, Austin, on June 5. The Saturday market previously moved downtown in 2020 then moved to Sunset Valley Elementary School early in 2021 while Austin Public Health was using the Toney Burger Center as a COVID-19 vaccine site. APH stopped using the center as a drive-thru vaccine site in mid-May. 512-236-0074.

2. Ascension Rx held a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 15 for its new pharmacy services center located in the MetCenter business park at 7701-7713 Metropolis Drive, Austin. Ascension Rx, which launched in 2020, is the pharmacy arm of health care provider network Ascension Seton. The new $8 million, 30,000-square-foot facility will serve as a distribution center, specialty pharmacy and hub connecting Ascension’s pharmacy sites across the country.

3. opened a new location at 5725 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, in early June. Owner Darren Simon started the tech support and consulting business in 1999, working out of his home in the Oak Hill neighborhood until moving into an office near MoPac in 2014. The company will maintain an office space downtown while making this return to the Oak Hill area to get field technicians out to clients as quickly as possible, Simon said.
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.


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