Archives for August 2010

A Taste Of Africa

Soft opening this week, Cazamance, is an outdoor African fusion concept opening in the Rainey Street District.  Located on the northwest corner of Davis @ Rainey, and directly across from Clive Bar.  This takes the place of where Container Bar was planned to go.

Iba Thian, a famliar face at Clive Bar, is spearheading the project in cooperation with Bridget Dunlap and Scranton Twohey.

You should be able to stop by tomorrow to pick up a menu and try it out.  Just remember this only their soft opening.

Along with El Naranjo and G’raj Mahal, Rainey Street is starting to become a respectable destination for authentic cultural cuisine… al fresco style.


Starr Building Renderings

Two renderings of the Starr Building, re purposed to include a parking structure at 5th and Colorado.  A while back we showed you the history of this building before it was purchased by Kemp Properties.  Not much newsworthy here, but this is the first time I’ve seen the renderings.  At least the parking structure has retail underneath!

Downtown Austin Open Houses

downtown Austin open house listings for August 28th & 29th
(Got the wrong week? Click here)


  1. 904 West Ave, 904 West Condos, 1bd/1ba $193,300 1-3pm [Urbanspace]


  1. 360 Nueces St, 360 Condos #1103, 1bd/1ba $262,900 11am-3pm [Keller Williams Realty]
  2. 54 Rainey St, Milago Condos #Ph05, 3bd/3ba $475,000 2-4pm [Urbanspace]
  3. 54 Rainey St, Milago Condos #Ph02, 2bd/3ba $899,900 2-4pm [Urbanspace]
  4. 510 W 18th, Chestnut Square Condos #113, 1bd/2ba $259,000 1-5pm [Capital City Sotheby’s Realty]
  5. 360 Nueces St, 360 Condos #3011, 2bd/2ba $575,000 1-3pm [Urbanspace]
  6. 904 West Ave, 904 West Condos, 1bd/1ba $193,300 1-3pm [Urbanspace]

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When you’re done with the open houses, you can enjoy an afternoon on Lady Bird Lake by renting a canoe or kayak from at the Texas Rowing Center. Or, dine al fresco at Annie’s Cafe on Congress Ave for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Make sure to checkout my transaction report from July and discuss with a Realtor who lives and works in downtown Austin.


Waller Creek Tunnel Project Update

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