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New supermarket in store for downtown Austin

A mixed-use project planned for Seventh and Trinity streets has carved out 27,109 square feet for a grocery store. That would make it the largest grocery store on the east side of downtown Austin.

Although specifics are sparse, we can speculate about what type of grocery store might occupy the space. One possibility is a 365 store, the new low-price format from Whole Foods Market. The fourth 365 store, which opened in late April in Cedar Park, encompasses 30,000 square feet. …Read Entire Post

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With Golfsmith’s demise, Golf Galaxy steps into void

golfsmith_logoAustin-based retailer Golfsmith is history, the victim of bankruptcy, but a number of its former stores have been scooped up by a competitor, Golf Galaxy.

That includes one of Golfsmith’s two Austin locations, at 10001 Research Blvd. in the Arboretum area. Following a remodel and sign swap-outs, it debuted this month, becoming the first Golf Galaxy store in Central Texas.

The other Austin Golfsmith store, at 11000 N. Interstate 35 in North Austin, wasn’t one of the stores acquired by Golf Galaxy. …Read Entire Post

$105M entertainment district headed to Hutto

Hutto City Council unanimously voted Thursday night to start negotiations with MA Partners to lead the redevelopment of the Co-Op District, near the intersection of Short Street and Highway 79. The district is centered around a repurposed former cotton gin that operated in the Williamson County town from 1938 to 2001. …Read Entire Post

New $45 Million Home for Travis County Prosecutors

Named after the longstanding district attorney, the Ronald Earle Building is under construction at 416 W. 11th St. Austin DA building construction 2017

The seven-story, 125,007-sf structure, which includes underground parking, is scheduled to be finished in spring 2018. The total cost of the project is $45 million. The building will primarily serve county prosecutors. …Read Entire Post

High-rise development destined for another downtown Austin block

The Episcopal Church has selected Austin-based Cielo Property Group to partner in developing a church-owned block, with plans calling for a large mixed-use project, along with a permanent home for the church’s historical archives. …Read Entire Post

Whole Foods’ new 365 concept set to make Central Texas debut

365_WF_Logo_COLORThe 30,000-square-foot store – the first 365 location in Texas and the first 365 store anywhere to be built from the ground up – is set to open its doors at 9 a.m. Wednesday. It’s in The Parke, a new shopping center at 5001 183A toll road. …Read Entire Post

Developers Break Ground on 231,030 SF Flex Campus

Developers IGX Brushy Creek LLC and American National Insurance Co. Eagle LLC have broken ground on Brushy Creek Corporate Center, a two-building, 231,030-square-foot flex/industrial campus in the northern Austin suburb of Cedar Park. …Read Entire Post

Pollo Tropical closes 30 more stores

pollo tropicalThe parent company of the Pollo Tropical restaurant chain, Fiesta Restaurant Group, is shuttering 30 locations, including two in the Austin area, as it prepares to relaunch the brand.

Fiesta also owns the Taco Cabana chain of Tex-Mex fast-food restaurants. Five of the Pollo Tropical locations in Texas could be rebranded as Taco Cabana units. …Read Entire Post

$40 million Southwest Austin project planned

M&EAustin-based Stratus Properties Inc. said Wednesday that it has secured financing for the first phase of Lantana Place, a mixed-use project in Southwest Austin that will include a 10-screen dine-in movie theater.

The 38,000-square-foot theater, part of the growing Moviehouse and Eatery chain, is expected to open in the second quarter of 2018. …Read Entire Post

Two companies select Austin suburb for regional HQs

pflugervilleMore than 100 jobs and $8.8 million in capital investment are headed to Pflugerville after officials approved incentive agreements to lure two regional headquarters to the suburban city just north of Austin. …Read Entire Post