Lamar Union project filling out tenant lineup

Feb 20, 2014
Austin American Statesman

A mixed-use project going up in South Austin has landed a number of new retail and restaurant tenants, the developer said. Lamar Union, at South Lamar Boulevard and Treadwell Street, is now 87 percent leased, said South Carolina-based Greystar, the company spearheading the project


Designed by Austin architect Michael Hsu, Lamar Union has 86,000 square feet of first-floor retail and restaurant space


Most of the shops, restaurants and 443 apartments are expected to come online late this year. But the project’s anchor tenants – an Alamo Drafthouse and the Highball, a bar and entertainment venue affiliated with Alamo – will open this summer, founder Tim League told the American-Statesman



Alamo Drafthouse and the Highball are the project’s only two tenants who were a part of Lamar Plaza, the 1950s-era shopping center Greystar acquired in September 2012 and razed a few months later to make way for Lamar Union


Lamar Union tenants who have signed on in recent weeks, according to Greystar, include Jose Luis Salon, Resolute Fitness: Cycling and Yoga, Boardlife, Service Menswear and Optique Eyewear. Jose Luis Salon and Service Menswear are both expanding in Austin, each adding a second location. Meanwhile, the Austin store will be the first for Boardlife, which sells skater gear, bikes and a variety of athletic apparel



Several restaurants are also part of the development, including Daily Juice, Caffe Medici coffeehouse, VOX Table, River City Market and the state’s first Shake Shack, a national burger-and-shake chain with a cult following. Also at Lamar Union, Emmett and Lisa Fox, owners of Asti and Fino, plan to roll out Cantine, a new restaurant concept. Local chef David Garrido and the team behind J. Black’s are planning two new-to-Austin restaurant concepts, as well


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