Central Austin http://impactnews.com/topics/central_austin/index.rss en-us © 2005 - 2014 JG Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT 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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Relocation: Lord, Aeck & Sargent Inc Architecture and planning firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent Inc. relocated in April to 816 Congress Ave., Ste. 1270, from Northwest Hills. The move came shortly before John Kisner, director of the firm’s Texas office, was promoted to principal. The firm has five other U.S. offices. 877-929-1400. www.lordaecksargent.com

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Relocation: The Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau The Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau moved to a new visitor’s center May 6 at 602 E. Fourth St. near the Austin Convention Center. The center provides visitors with face-to-face service and includes an interactive media wall, free Wi-Fi and local art exhibits. 512-474-5171. www.austintexas.org 

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Coming Soon: Eureka! California-based restaurant chain Eureka! will open its first Texas location at 200 E. Sixth St. in October. Now under construction at the former Logan’s on Sixth location, the chain specializes in burgers, craft beer and artisan liquor. The restaurant will also have a rustic dining environment complete with house music and televised sporting events. www.eurekarestaurantgroup.com

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Now Open: Patricia's Table Patricia’s Table, a new teaching kitchen for children and adults, will celebrate its grand opening with an open house 9 a.m.–noon June 21. Located at 1510 W. 35th St., the new concept started by Patricia Tamminga holds summer camps, year-round classes and BYOB adult events. 512-434-9100. www.patriciastable.com

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Now Open: Hat Creek Burger Co. Hat Creek Burger Co. reopened its 5400 Burnet Road location in late April. Complete with a new playscape and outdoor seating, the burger establishment continues to serve fresh, never-frozen meat. 512-732-2025. www.hatcreekburgers.com

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Now Open: Estes Audiology The first Austin location of Estes Audiology, 1206 W. 38th St., Ste. 15, opened May 5 at the 26 Doors shopping center. The opening coincides with Better Hearing Month, which highlights the issues associated with hearing loss, protection and solutions. 512-900-8888. www.hearlifeagain.com

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Now Open: A-OK Chinese A-OK Chinese, an American-style Chinese restaurant at 1509 S. Lamar Blvd., opened March 23. The casual Chinese eatery offers lunch and dinner dine-in service complete with wine and beer on tap as well as an online delivery service. 512-428-5269. www.a-okchinese.com

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Now Open: The Picnic Picnic opened April 6 between Chuy’s and Baby Acapulco at 1720 Barton Springs Road. The 1-acre park features eight vendors, including Hey Cupcake!, Hey you Gonna Eat or What?, Mrs. P’s Electric Cock, Skinny Limits Juice, Tapas Bravas, The Mighty Cone, The Seedling Truck and Turf N Surf Po’Boy. www.facebook.com/ThePicnicAustin

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Now Open: SFANTHOR A half gift shop and half genre-themed museum, SFANTHOR—an acronym for science fiction, fantasy and horror—had its soft opening March 1 at 1101 S. Congress Ave. The front half of the business sells classic comic books, rare movie and TV collectibles, craft-made items and more. The back half will include a classic monster movies wax museum by this summer, according to owner Steve Busti, who also owns Museum of the Weird in downtown on Sixth Street. He plans on holding classic horror and science fiction movie screenings, live music performances, special effects classes and more. 512-444-7326. www.facebook.com/sfanthor

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Now Open: S&M Bridal Boutique and More Full-service bridal shop S&M Bridal Boutique and More, 7113 Burnet Road, Ste. 110, opened in April. Specializing in wedding, prom and special-event gowns, the boutique also offers personal consultations, in-house alterations and professional cleanings. www.smbridalboutique.com

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Now Open: SHED Barbershop & Supply A new concept called SHED Barbershop & Supply was opened March 18 by co-founders Michael Regino and Chris Applegate. The barber shop, located at 2210 S. First St., offers barber services such as hair cuts, full-service wet shaves, hot-towel treatment and hot lather razor neck trims as well as a comfortable atmosphere complete with a revolving vinyl collection and a rotating selection of local craft beer. 512-305-3915. www.shedaustin.com

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Candidate drops out of District 3 council race Candidate Miguel Ancira has decided to end his campaign for Austin City Council District 3, he told supporters in an email message July 15.

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