Central Austin http://impactnews.com/topics/central_austin/index.rss en-us © 2005 - 2014 JG Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:23:00 GMT Austin Community College debuts Highland Campus A shopping center once renowned for being Austin's first regional mall is now an institution for higher learning.

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Black Fret Black Fret, an Austin nonprofit that seeks to empower area musicians through grants and public support, ann0ounced Aug. 2 it will hold its first gala, The Black Ball, on Nov. 8 at The Paramount Theatre.

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Austin Dog Butler Paul Barrett used his canine compassion to create a career-changing small business called Austin Dog Butler.

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BMX/Skate Park could be renamed Aug. 28 An extensive process to rename a 30,000-square-foot BMX and skateboard park in Central Austin could come to a conclusion Aug. 28.

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National Alliance for Mental Illness This year marks the 30th anniversary of the inception of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI.

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The Pit Barbeque When a barbecue craving occurs, there are plenty of Austin restaurants that can meet such a demand. However, only one of those barbecue establishments has Roma Duff.

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District 7 The Austin City Council District 7 includes about 27 square miles in North Austin, according to City Demographer Ryan Robinson’s 10-1 demographics presentation from December 2013.

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From the editor, Central Austin, August 2014 Two of Austin’s most significant problems, traffic congestion and development controversies, are highlighted in our front-page stories in this month’s issue.

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Market Data, Central Austin, August 2014 http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/central-austin/market-data-central-austin-august-2014/ http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/central-austin/market-data-central-austin-august-2014/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Relocation: Bright Beginnings Children’s clothing store Bright Beginnings relocated in March from 10006 W. 38th St. to 2925 W. Anderson Lane. The store has been in business since 1983 and sells clothing, shoes and accessories for babies to children’s size 16. 512-453-0433. www.bestdressedkids.com

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Coming soon: Taco Flats A classic Austin brand, Taco Flats, will return decades after closing as a new restaurant and bar at 5520 Burnet Road. Slated to open this summer, Taco Flats will draw inspiration from the 1970s institution to include traditional tacos and more than 30 craft beers and wines on tap. Owner Simon Madera said he plans on bringing new life to one of Austin’s old favorites. 512-619-9848. www.tacoflats.com

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Enforcement increases on free side of Barton Springs Pool Effective September 2, alcohol will no longer be allowed at the Barton Creek spillway next to Barton Springs pool as part of ramped-up enforcement efforts.

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Clay Pit Upon opening the wooden door of the Clay Pit, delicious aromas and the sound of finger cymbals fill the air.

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Austin ISD aims to finish Performing Arts Center construction in 2014 Construction is well underway at Austin ISD’s new districtwide Performing Arts Center, where AISD students will be able to sing, dance, perform and display their art when it opens in 2015.

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Closings: Hill-Bert's Burgers Hill-Bert’s Burgers, a family-owned Austin restaurant in business since 1973, will close its 7211 Burnet Road location June 4. Employees will shift to the 1503 W. 35th St. store until this summer when Hill-Bert’s reopens at 5340 Cameron Road, which has been closed since March 2013. 512-452-3287. www.hill-bertsburgers.com

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New Ownership: Restyle Austin Women’s consignment boutique Restyle Austin, 7301 Burnet Road, Ste. 105, was taken over May 1 by new owner Pamela Ames, who said she expects no significant changes to come as a result of the change. 512-407-8861. www.restyleaustin.com

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New Ownership: Red Mango Frozen yogurt and smoothie shop Red Mango, 2222 Rio Grande St., Ste. C120, was taken over in April by new owner Samantha Betancourt. With 200 locations opened since 2007, the Dallas-based company sells all-natural, kosher and gluten-free frozen yogurt and smoothies. 512-476-1496. www.redmangousa.com

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New ownership: The Deep Eddy Cabaret Open since 1951, West Austin neighborhood bar The Deep Eddy Cabaret, 2315 Lake Austin Blvd., was sold in April to new owners Robert and Will Bridges. 512-472-0961. www.deepeddybar.com

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Relocation: Rehabfx Rehabfx, a clinic offering nonsurgical spinal and chiropractic treatments, relocated in April from Lake Austin Boulevard to 4006 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 650. Dr. Steve Minors assists patients who have constant back and neck pain. 512-480-9999. www.rehabfx.com

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Relocation: Choban & Associates Realtors Real estate brokerage and property management company Choban & Associates Realtors relocated its offices to 2305 Hancock Drive on April 26. The residential and investment real estate company has operated in Austin since 1984. 512-476-5394. www.choban.com

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