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Central Health plans to expand

Central Health plans to expand health services into Eastern Travis County, expanding access to care to areas with few resources. The Del Valle area, Northeast Travis County, Manor Road and Community First! Village may soon have access to more health care services and clinics. …Read Entire Post

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Whole Foods may be Expanding HQ

wholefoods_logoWhole Foods Market Inc. appears to be taking steps to expand its downtown Austin corporate headquarters to a development under construction across the street.

Whole Foods would occupy a second building that could be built at 835 W. Sixth St., where Schlosser Development Co. is building the Shoal Creek Walk office tower. …Read Entire Post

Brew pub inks lease in downtown Austin garage

Austin City Council approved Thursday a 60-month lease with Easy Holly LLC for 3,580 square feet of at 417 Red River Street, inside the city-owned garage that is catty-corner to the convention center. Austin City Council has approved a 60-month lease with a brew pub for space inside the Austin Convention Center parking garage. …Read Entire Post

Pharma giant gets state incentives to build IT hub in Austin

merck-coThe New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant will receive $6 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund, according to a Monday announcement from Gov. Greg Abbott. …Read Entire Post

Stantec to move north for new Austin HQ

Stantec, the international engineering and design company, will occupy most of the new Diamond Building at Mueller. The move to 26,000 square feet at 1905 Aldrich St., expected to be completed by the end of the year, will house the majority of Stantec’s 150 Austin employees and allow for expansion to as many as 200. …Read Entire Post

Austin real estate investment firm buys 3M campus

3m-logo3M Co. has agreed to sell its 156-acre Northwest Austin campus and shift operations to a major office park rising on the northeast side of the city.

The new building to be home to 3M will be in the Parmer business park, near Parmer Lane, Howard Lane and Harris Ridge Boulevard. The development, east of I-35 and the Shops at Tech Ridge, is being built by Trammell Crow Co. and Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate. …Read Entire Post

HomeAway Building 16-Story Tower in Austin

homeawaylogoHomeAway, a vacation home rental firm, will move its headquarters and 2,000 employees into a new 16-story office tower that will be built in The Domain development in Austin.

The 315,000-SF building is being developed by Dallas-based TIER REIT in partnership with Austin-based Endeavor Real Estate Group. Construction will begin this summer, with completion expected in early 2019. …Read Entire Post

Discount European grocery chain eyes Austin area

Discount German grocery chains Aldi Inc. and Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG both have stores planned in the Austin area as they seek to ramp up their share of the U.S. market.

Aldi, which announced June 12 plans to invest $3.4 billion to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide over the next five years, is building a store at 1415 FM 685 in Pflugerville. …Read Entire Post

Industrial Space on the way at Southpark Commerce Center

Southeast Austin’s Southpark Commerce Center is set to receive more than 350,000 sf of speculative space from Ridge, Transwestern’s industrial development arm.

The project, recently started on a 24.17-acre site near I-35 and SH 71, will be composed of three Class A buildings—a service center and two warehouses—intended for use by multiple tenants.  …Read Entire Post

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