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Austin's skyline to reach new heights

Austin skyline will feature a new skyscraper.

Austin skyline will feature a new skyscraper.

A skyscraper proposed for 600 Guadalupe St. in downtown Austin is planned to soar more than 60 stories high — perhaps up to 75 — it would be by far the tallest building in the city.

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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

Summit at Rivery adds tenants as city acts on retail plan

The Summit at Rivery Park, the 32-acre mixed-use development between Rivery Boulevard and Williams Drive, will see new locations for Orangetheory Fitness and Woops BakeShop open by the fall, according to the companies.

The boutique retail development’s owner expects to add several more tenants before the end of 2017, including a brick-oven pizza restaurant, according to Jeff Novak, managing partner with Novak Brothers, the company behind the retail development. …Read Entire Post

Holt Caterpillar retail center spurs additional development projects

By the end of 2018, the heavy-equipment supplier plans to construct a retail center at least 60,000 square feet in size at 2101 Airport Road, Georgetown, north of the intersection of Lakeway Drive and I-35.

Georgetown officials said the project is still in the planning phase, as is a planned expansion of Airport into a four-lane roadway and a new water line. City officials also said they are seeing increased activity and interest in the area near the future retail center due to its proximity to the airport and I-35, and they see the location as a prime spot for future retail and industrial development. …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

Retail Parke hits rental market

TheParkeFor people who never venture up to Cedar Park about 30 minutes north of Austin, they might be surprised to learn that one of the largest retail developments in the area recently opened.

The Parke has added 400,000 sf of shops and restaurants to one of the area’s fastest-growing suburbs. The property is located on a 42-acre parcel on the west side of the US 183A toll Rd. just south of the HEB Center at Cedar Park arena. …Read Entire Post

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

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

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

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