Caffe Medici Opens Under The Austonian

Caffe Medici Opens Under The Austonian

Just in time for SXSW, Caffe Medici opens its third location.  Located in the Austonian on Congress Ave, I was immediately impressed with the finish out.  Great layout, great light, great coffee.  We’ll soon need to update our Best Coffee Shops In Austin list. A couple of quick android pics after the jump. [Read more…]

Container Bar On Rainey Street

Container Bar On Rainey Street

Our friends at Austin civil engineering firm Big Red Dog just sent us fresh new renderings of the planned Container Bar in Downtown Austin’s Rainey Street neighborhood. The site is currently being used by Cazamance African-fusion patio/restaurant on the corner of Rainey and Davis Streets.  It will be interesting to watch the this project come alive, as I’m not aware of anything else like it in Central Texas. [Read more…]

Dress Shop Austin

Dress Shop Austin

Perhaps you’ve noticed the elegant fashions in the window next to Annie’s on an evening stroll down Congress Avenue. Perhaps you’ve seen the sign with the simple, but apt, words “Dress Shop.”

Perhaps you haven’t.

But you should.

Dress Shop is, you guessed it, a dress shop selling dresses, jewelry, handbags, and ladies undergarments. It’s located 315 Congress Avenue, right above the Elephant Room, and just south of Annie’s. And the dresses are [Read more…]

Spotted: New Bar Coming to Rainey Street Neighborhood

Spotted: New Bar Coming to Rainey Street Neighborhood

No, not that one.  Or that one.  Not these, either.  Another one…

East Avenue Lounge, located along frontage road at 90 N IH-35 (aka East Ave), has posted their TABC application notice.  This is an interesting property.  It faces I-35. It has an upper and lower porch. In fact, it’s the only legacy two story structure in the area – a defining characteristic that hopefully will be embraced with creative uses and design. The proprietors will likely benefit from lots of “on the way home” traffic.  While inside the boundaries of downtown Austin’s Rainey Street neighborhood, this structure is located outside of the Rainey Street Historic District.



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