Entertainment options start to come into focus for Seaholm project

Feb 19, 2014
Austin American Statesman

The long-anticipated entertainment options are starting to come into focus for the Seaholm development in downtown Austin


The first restaurant bound for the development will be a new concept from Jeff Trigger and chef David Bull, creators of Congress and Second Bar + Kitchen, two trendy restaurants in the Austonian high-rise


Set to open by year’s end, the restaurant, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill, is named after the location it will occupy in the historical former power plant on West Cesar Chavez Street


It will span 11,000 square feet spread across four floors in the concrete-and-metal structure at the northwest corner of the former power plant, which is being transformed as part of a high-profile redevelopment that will include housing, offices, retail, office and public spaces


The development will also include 280 condos, offices for Athenahealth and a Trader Joe’s grocery store


In addition to Congress and Second Bar + Kitchen, Trigger and Bull’s company, La Corsha Hospitality Group, has played a role in revitalizing restaurants at Austin’s Driskill Hotel, San Antonio’s St. Anthony Hotel, Dallas’s Stoneleigh Hotel and Spa and Big Spring’s Hotel Settles


Austin-based STG Design is the architecture firm selected to handle the project


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