At their Annual Awards Luncheon held last week, the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) recognized DAA Board Member Jeff Howard of McLean & Howard, L.L.P. with the Gary S. Farmer Commendation of Excellence.
Two of downtown Austin's favorite museums have officially shortened their names! The Susanna Dickinson Museum has partnered with its sister site, the O. Henry Museum, to become the Brush Square Museums.
This re-branding campaign means three things:
The Downtown Austin Alliance office will be closed for the Holidays December 24 - January 4. The next This Week in Downtown newsletter will come out Monday, January 5, 2015.
We wish you all have a safe and Happy Holidays with family and friends!
The new year will bring a new hands-free law to Austin.
Capital Metro has announced its service schedule for the holidays, which will include free rides on most buses and trains New Year’s Eve after 6 p.m.
Are you a bike commuter who has been looking for secure parking? Someone who’s been wanting to bike to work, but you don’t have access to showers? Or maybe you plan to make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape.
St. David’s Episcopal Church offers:
Rendering by Gensler Austin
In 2004, commissioned artist Barbara Grygutis worked with the Second Street Streetscape Design Team to create a public art master plan for the corridor. She selected "Rivers, Streams and Springs" as the unifying artwork theme, since the cross streets are named after Texas rivers.
Join the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA) as we celebrate the great work of the Austin Police Department’s Downtown Area Command on Thursday, December 18 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at The Palm Door (401 Sabine Street).
Photo: Michael Knox
After the annual lighting of the tree at the Holiday Stroll this past Saturday, the Capitol Christmas Tree will be on display nightly through January 5, 2015.
The Austin Trail of Lights is now open and will light up nightly from 7-10 p.m. through December 21.What began as one display in 1965 has grown to 1.25 miles of lights, fun, food, and entertainment for the entire community. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of this uniquely Austin tradition.
The City of Austin will host the first public open house for the South Lamar Corridor Improvement Program to provide information on the study and listen to community feedback.
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, one of Austin’s longest-running iconic events returns December 16-24, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily at the Palmer Events Center.
The Imagine Austin Speakers Series continues on December 10th with presentations and a panel discussion on the topic of “integrating nature into the City”.
As reported by Joe Olivieri of Community Impact News, Google has opened a downtown showroom for its gigabit-speed internet service, Google Fiber, and began signing up South Austin residents Dec. 1.
The Austin Transportation Department and the Austin Center for Events (ACE) are declaring a two-year moratorium on new street events in an area bounded by Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Chicon Street, Oltorf Street, and MoPac.
On Tuesday, December 2nd, the City of Austin will host an open house for the public to learn more about plans to convert Brazos Street, from Cesar Chavez St. to 6th Street, to two-way traffic. The conversion will occur early in 2015.
King & Country Food Co. is now calling Wooldridge Square home. King & Country will be serving up delicious food from their sleek vintage airstream five days a week. Need some strong coffee to get your day going? King & Country will be serving breakfast too.
The 22nd Annual Art From the Streets Show and Sale will take place December 6-7 at the Austin Convention Center.
Get into the holiday season with, A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Music of Vince Guaraldi, presented by the Austin Chamber Music Center on Saturday, December 6th, with two performances at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
The Austin Police Department will hold a Downtown Area Command (DTAC) Commander’s Forum Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the 360 Condominiums located at 360 Nueces Street.