IMPACT ROUNDUP: Sustainable coffee filter factory opens in Austin

CoffeeSock hosted an open house Nov. 14 to introduce Austin to its new factory location where it creates reusable coffee filters.



The factory, located at 2228 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. B, is where owner Corina Guillory and her staff will create the sustainable and reusable filters, which can last up to a year if used for a pot of coffee every day, Guillory said.



The filters use organically grown, untreated cotton for use in systems that require No. 2, No. 4, and No. 6 cone filters, basket filters, Hario v60 filters, and Chemex filters. The filters are sold in pairs so one can be used while the other is cleaned by rinsing and air-drying. A pair of fitlers is sold for $12.99 on the company's website.



Consumers can purchase CoffeeSock products at the factory location; however, the location is intended more for production use than as retail space, Guillory said.



OTHER IMPACTS:



COMING SOON—The Gypsy Wagon, 1204 S. Congress Ave., will open Dec. 4 bringing its Bohemiam style and state of mind to its first Austin location. The store originated in Dallas led by owner Carley Seale. The store is offering a gift bag to the first 25 customers who arrive during its celebration event beginning at 5 p.m. Dec 4., when all items will be priced 20 percent off. 512-887-8010.



COMING SOON—The Peached Tortilla, 5520 Burnet Road, Ste. 100, is wrapping up construction at its first brick-and-mortar location and plans to open the first week of December. The company currently has two food trucks and offers catering services. The menu blends Japanese and Southern cuisines based on childhood influences gained by founder Eric Silverstein. 512-222-8781.



RELOCATIONS—Goldis Sausage Company, , has moved again. Community Impact Newspaper reported Oct. 15 the food truck moved to 503 Colorado St. in early October. The truck can now be found in Bouldin Creek Food Park, 1207 S. First St.



RELOCATIONS—Walker Tire, 6208 N. Lamar Blvd., relocated two blocks south of its former location to offer employees and workers a space with modern updates. The former space near Crestview Transit Station will be reconstructed into residential dwellings in the near future. The 80-year-old business offers services to keep cars running properly such as tuneups and new tires. 512-454-8772.