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Jan 17, 2011 08:34 AM

Austinville North - Amy's Ice Cream, etc.

I remember from a year or so ago that the north Austinville seemed like a dead deal. I always attibuted it to the bad mojo from the broken toilet that remained on the slab long after the original demo of the building.

The other day, I noticed that the toilet was gone, and that an Amy's truck was again parked on the slab. Today, I noticed that big machines were demo'ing the concrete slab there.

I find no news of this on the net. Anyone hear anything?

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  1. is this on 183, where there's been 2 amy's trucks parked off and on for the past few years?

    1. For the last few years, there has been a lawsuit pending between the owner of the property and a neighboring property regarding runoff of storm water and, as a result of that runoff, permitting from the City of Austin. That's what held up construction. I believe that lawsuit is now resolved.

      1. my northwestern brethren will be happy to hear that austinville north is on.

        according to the community impact newspaper, it will open by summer's end.
        it will be located at 13265 research, and feature amy's ice cream along with a mix of locally owned dining and retail options.

        steve simmons (mr. amy's ice cream) will also oversee a remodeling project at 13219 research.
        this will be an expansion of 6000 sq. ft., with a restaurant and 2 retailers added.

        michael hsu office of architecture will be designing both projects, and plan to include vehicular and pedestrian paths, plus maximize glass so people can see what's going on inside.

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        1. re: dinaofdoom

          Good news. Any info on what the other dining options will be? When it first came up years ago, Hog Island Deli was slated to open there....hoping that's still on. Need good cheesesteaks up here.

          Hog Island Deli
          407 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

          1. re: cstrombe

            not sure, but the article did mention they don't want the proprietors to compete (makes sense).