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Motorcycle retail and repair shop relocates to Ben White Boulevard

Cycle Refinery, a motorcycle retail, repair and restoration business formerly located at 4402 S. Congress Ave., Austin, relocated to 209 E. Ben White Blvd., #100A, Austin, in mid-November. 512-585-8596.... more >

First tenants move into PUBLIC Lofts on South Congress Avenue

PUBLIC Lofts, a mixed-use 160-unit retail and residential development located at 4361 S. Congress Ave., Austin, opened its first building to residents in December. The two remaining buildings are expected to be completed this year. Units are available for... more >

H20 Carwash to open fourth location in South Austin this spring

H20 Carwash will open March 1 at 4400 Manchaca Road, Austin. The business offers hand washes and detailing seven days a week. This is the fourth Austin-area location and the third location south of the Colorado River. 512-292-6503.... more >

Family dental practice opens at the Y at Oak Hill

Oak Hill Dental, a family dentistry practice, opened Nov. 21 at 7101 W. Hwy. 71, Suite A-3, Austin. The family-owned practice sees patients of all ages and offers general dentistry services including dental implants, dentures, and Zoom whitening. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. 512-551-5400.... more >

Manchaca Road CrossFit gym rebrands, adds new classes

As of Jan. 1, the business formerly known as CrossFit BulletProof is now CrossFit SoChac. Following a recent remodel, the gym, located at 11600 Manchaca Road, Ste. 301, Austin, now features new or upgraded equipment and has more space to offer additional classes, such as weightlifting, according to new owner Tim Tuley. Simplified month-to-month memberships with no contract obligations are also available, Tuley said. 512-851-1626.... more >

SLAB BBQ expands to include taproom and private dining area

SLAB BBQ—a barbecue eatery offering sandwiches, specialty plates, sides and a variety of homemade sauces—completed the expansion of its Oak Hill location, 7101 W. Hwy. 71, Stes. E1 and E3, Austin, in November. According to co-owner Raf Robinson, the addition included a taproom featuring 12 beers on draft as well as a large selection of craft beers, cider and wine. A new private dining space can accommodate parties up to 40 people, and two large-screen televisions are also included in the... more >

Southwest Austin women’s boutique celebrates one-year anniversary

Rose and Violets Boutique, a women’s apparel and gift shop, celebrated one year in business Dec. 16. The store, located at 9911 Brodie Lane, Ste. 300, Austin, offers a variety of products for women at affordable prices from sizes extra small to 2XL. 512-840-0101.... more >

Vietnamese pottery garden to open in Southwest Austin in the fall

Ten Thousand Pots, a Vietnamese pottery garden, will open in September at 9601 W. Hwy. 290, Austin. The garden offers over 10,000 Vietnamese imported, outdoor clay planter pottery pieces and fountains. Delivery and installation are available. 512-584-8889.... more >

Permitting woes lead to 6-month delay in Vincent’s Sports Pub opening

Vincent's Sports Pub, the latest project from the owners of Moontower Saloon, has been pushed back until May due to city of Austin permitting delays, according to owner Josh Bumb. Once completed, the 2,499-square-foot pub, located in the Brodie Marketplace at 8916 Brodie Lane, Austin, will feature leather and wood accents, a large outdoor patio, Americana-style food and several TVs for patrons to enjoy sporting... more >

Outdoor preschool The Butterfly Garden now open in Southwest Austin

Outdoor preschool The Butterfly Garden opened today in the Enchanted Woodlands farm, 10802 Kit Carson Road, Austin. The nature-inspired educational experience is geared toward children 2-6 years old and includes nature walks, bug collecting, nature-inspired art and forest... more >

Torchy’s Tacos to open Escarpment Village location in Southwest Austin

Plans for a Torchy's Tacos in Escarpment Village, 5900 W. Slaughter Lane, Bldg. D, Austin, are underway, according to the company's media relations team. An opening date has not yet been confirmed. Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina closed suddenly in the same building Dec. 24.... more >

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden coming to South Congress Avenue

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden will open Jan. 8 at 121 Pickle Road, Austin. The coffee and craft cocktail bar will be housed on an acre of green space and will feature a certified wildlife habitat, an herb and vegetable garden and a chicken coop. Co-owner Paul Oveisi founded the local music venue Momo's, which shuttered in 2011. more >

Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina on Slaughter Lane appears to be closed

Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina South, located at 5900 Slaughter Lane, Ste. 550, Austin, closed Dec. 24, according to a manager, and does not appear to have reopened since. The owner declined to comment or confirm whether the restaurant is closed permanently. A visual inspection of the business confirmed that it is locked and no employees are present, however, no sign was posted. Torchy's Tacos has confirmed plans to open a location in the same building.  512-419-7482 (38th Street location).... more >

Bealls to close South Austin location in January

Bealls, a clothing, shoe and home accessories department store, will close its location at 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin,  Jan. 20. The store is currently hosting a 70  percent off sale through its closing date. 512-892-2414. more >

Water and fire restoration business opens office in Southwest Austin development

United Water Restoration Group, a business that performs water and fire damage restoration and mold remediation services, opened an office in Nutty Brown Business Park, 12707 Nutty Brown Road, Ste. B-100, Austin, on Jan 1.... more >

Austin Board of Realtors names interim CEO

Emily Chenevert was named interim chief executive officer of the Austin Board of Realtors starting Jan. 1, as the organization’s board of directors seek a permanent CEO with the help of an executive search firm. Chenevert currently serves as chief operating officer. 512-454-7636. Austin Board of Realtors Headquarters, 4800 Spicewood Springs Road,... more >

$tart-up! Kids Club to begin hosting children’s entrepreneurship classes at Orange Coworking

$tart-Up! Kid’s Club, a nonprofit organization that equips children with the knowledge and innovation to foster a sense of entrepreneurship, will add an additional location and class to its program starting Feb. 8 at Orange Coworking, 2110 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. 160, Austin. Owner Amber Wakem said the additional space will allow the organization to host summer camps and other programs beyond the traditional after-school care model. The program is open to the public. 512-673-9536.... more >

Rotisserie chicken and fine foods to-go eatery to open in Oak Hill in February 2018

Winner Winner Rotisserie and Fine Foods, a scratch kitchen featuring rotisserie chickens from Cobb Creek Farm, roast pork and lamb, plans to open at 9300 Hwy. 290 W., Austin, in February. The menu will also include bistro-style sides, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, beer and wine. Items will be available for take-out, with limited seating on-site.... more >

Holistic, play-based Mama Melli Childcare Center opens in Southwest Austin

Mama Melli Childcare Center, a business offering play-based holistic day care services for children 18 months to 4 years old, opened Dec. 15 in the Enchanted Woodlands farm at 10802 Kit Carson Road, Dripping Springs. Owner Melissa Peck's curriculum includes mindfulness practices, yoga and nature activities and encourages gluten-free eating habits. 512-922-9796.... more >

The Little Gym of Austin South to relocate in early January

The Little Gym of Austin South, currently located in the Arbor Trails shopping center at 4301 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. E150, Austin, will relocate in the first week of January to 2716 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin. The gym offers non-competitive gymnastics classes to children between the ages of four months and 12 years old. Grand reopening specials are available for current and future clients. 512-899-3456.... more >

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