With downtown Austin’s AMOA no longer exhibiting at 823 Congress Ave, what will fill the void? Most stakeholders I know are hoping for retail.
The corner space includes 12,000 square feet, lots of glass (fenestration for the urbanistas), and has a nice outside plaza.
It’s clear what is missing from the downtown retail mix: a large destination retail store that appeals to a broad base of customers; rather than a boutique store with a limited audience.
Will us downtown Austin condo dwellers get our wish for a Breed & Company or Target (don’t hate!). Time will tell. Until then it’s fun to speculate about how to achieve highest and best use of this great space.
What do you want to see? Use the comments and see more pics after the jump.