Family Business Beer Co., Lick Honest Ice Creams announced as St. Elmo Public Market tenants

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South Austin mixed-use development St. Elmo Public Market, which is currently under construction at 4329 S. Congress Ave., Austin, announced Oct. 22 that Dripping Springs based Family Business Beer Co., as well the founders of Lick Honest Ice Creams, have signed on as future tenants.

The site’s developers—Maker Bros., Fenix Global Investors and Carlin Co.—anticipate the project to open in fall 2019, according to a new release by the group.

Owned by Actor Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel Harris, Family Business Beer Co.’s St. Elmo site will be the company’s first satellite location. The Dripping Springs location opened in January and features ales, lagers and other original brews.

Beer production at the site will be managed by Nate Seale, who was previously the brewmaster at Austin-based (512) Brewing Co., the release states.

Lick Honest Ice Creams founders Anthony Sobotik and Chad Palmatier will use the future space at St. Elmo Public Market to open a new concept that will include ice cream and other offerings, the release states. The project is currently unnamed.

After breaking ground in May, developers told Community Impact Newspaper that other tenants for the market include Mignette, a bakery and modern diner; a retail location for Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Co.; and a butcher shop and restaurant by the owners of Salt & Time.

At completion, the public market will include a 100,000-square-foot office building, 386 apartment units, a 156-room hotel and the 40,000-square-foot retail market.

“You’re going to have this really cool market as the centerpiece, and then between the apartments and buildings there’s going to be a little boulevard that you could hang out on [on]a nice day,” development partner Brandon Bolan told Community Impact Newspaper in May. “You can live here, work here, shop here or hang out here.”

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Nicholas Cicale
Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.
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