Taco Flats restaurateur brings cantina concept La Holly to East Austin

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The group behind Burnet Road's Taco Flats has announced its new East Austin cantina concept La Holly, which will hold a soft opening Wednesday through Thursday.

Taco Flats owner Simon Madera purchased Tejano bar Kellee's Place, 2500 E. Sixth St., Austin, and has turned it into a bar that will serve agave-based cocktails such as tequila, mezcal, sotol, raicilla and bacanora. La Holly will also offer a local tap selection as well as canned and bottled beer.

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, and Thursday, Feb. 15, the cantina will be open from 5 p.m.-midnight. Normal hours, which start Friday, Feb. 16, will be noon-11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays, noon-midnight Friday and Saturdays and noon-9 p.m. on Sundays.

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By JJ Velasquez

The Central Austin editor since 2016, JJ covers city government and other topics of community interest—when he's not editing the work of his prolific writers. He began his tenure at Community Impact Newspaper as the reporter for its San Marcos | Buda | Kyle edition covering local government and public education. The Laredo, Texas native is also a web developer whose mission is to make the internet a friendly place for finding objective and engaging news content.


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