Neighborhood restaurant plans June opening in Northwest Austin off RM 620

The Back Porch to focus on quality food, service

Northwest Austin is getting another new restaurant just in time for summer.

The Back Porch will open by late June in the former Vivo Tex-Mex restaurant space next to Noble Sandwich Co. at 12233 N. RM 620, Ste. 104, Austin.

“I thought there was a gaping hole up here for places with great service and high-quality food,” owner Dan Parrott said.

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4 things to know about the new downtown Austin MetroRail station

Most of the cost will be funded by a $22 million TxDOT grant

Design of Capital Metro’s new downtown Austin MetroRail station should be complete by the end of 2017.

The station will replace the temporary platform the agency built on Fourth Street adjacent to the Austin Convention Center. The new station will have three tracks and boarding platforms.

Capital’s Metro’s board of directors approved an interlocal agreement Monday with the city of Austin outlining the responsibilities of both parties on the site located on Fourth Street between Trinity and Red River streets. The City Council approved the ILA at its May 4 meeting. Here are four things to know about the new downtown Austin MetroRail station:

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