St. Edward's University to purchase former restaurant site as part of campus expansion

St. Edward's University announced earlier this month it will purchase a former restaurant site opposite its main entrance.

St. Edward's University announced earlier this month it will purchase a former restaurant site opposite its main entrance.

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St. Edward’s University announced on Oct. 10 that it will purchase the site of the former El Gallo restaurant, at 2910 S. Congress Ave., Austin, as part of its Strategic Plan 2022. The site is directly opposite the main campus entrance.

“The new property is a valuable asset that can help us accommodate future growth and connect to the city that grew up around us,” St. Edward’s President George E. Martin said when announcing the purchase.

The redevelopment will likely include additional student housing.

The university expects to finalize the purchase by mid-November.

512-448-8400. www.stedwards.edu
By Emma Freer
Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her beat includes the Travis County Commissioners Court and local business news. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.


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