New to Austin, January 2010

New Austin  Development

Lone Star / Seton (ABJ, 1/27/10) opening Texas A&M clinical hub at the Texas A&M Health Science Center in Round Rock.

Promise Neighborhood (AAS, 1/27/10) Two neighborhoods are moving forward with plans for a “Promise Neighborhood” which uses federal grant $ to create poverty level assistance for housing.

Schlitterbahn in Cedar Park (1/29/10) Cedar Park City council has unaminously approved a $360 million dollar water park with the potential to add 1,000 jobs.

New Austin Business

Sprouts Farmers Market (Impact News, 1/6/10) opened a location in NW Austin at Great Hills Trail.

Cinemark and 24 Hour Fitness to open in Stone Hill (1/11/10) 24 Hour Fitness and a 10 screen Cinemark will open in Stone Hill Town Center by year’s end.

Hanger Orthopedic Group (ABJ, 1/12/10) announced that it will move its headquarters to Austin and a 75,000 SF lease space in north Austin.

BizGreet (AAS, 1/15/10) is an Austin based startup that personalizes mass online marketing including Governor Rick Perry’s re-election campaign.

S3 an Austin software startup (ABJ, 1/18/10) recently completed a packaged suite of business operation services software.

Bling Gnome Studios (AAS, 1/19/10) a new Austin game studio, will launch a new Texas Hold Em game in early 2010 on Facebook.

Aloft Hotel (AAS, 1/19/10) will build a second hotel in Austin, scheduled to open in December 2011.

LegalZoom (1/28/10) This California online company is proposing a new regional headquarters in North Austin.  They are looking to bring 600 jobs to the area.

Pioneer Surgical Technology (ABJ, 1/29/10) opening Austin office in April.

Austin Business Expansion

HEB Grocery (KVUE, 1/6/10) is planning more stores and renovating others in the Central Texas area.

Shermco Industries (ABJ, 1/7/10) is building a new service facility for its Austin operations.

Spiceworks (AAS, 1/11/10) has raised $16 million to expand is Austin based business.

Austin-based Golfsmith (ABJ, 1/13/10) expects to open four new stores nationally in 2010 based upon the strength of its 4th Quarter 2009 earnings.

CSIdentity (AAS, 1/14/10) plans to expand its Austin based business with a $35 million new investment.

St. David’s South Austin (ABJ, 1/15/10) is undergoing a $72 million dollar renovation and expansion.

Gila Group (ABJ 1/19/10) an Austin based business management provider has launched a new service line – on site credit union consulting.

Virtual Bridges (AAS1/19/10) Austin startup raises $4 million to expand sales, marketing and development of its visualization software.

Austin Restaurant Openings

My Fit Foods Austin, (AAS, 1/20/10)offering health-oriented meals cooked and packaged on-site for take-out and delivery. 3201 Bee Cave Road, Suite 105. 329-0003.

Cajun Pizza Place, (AAS, 1/20/10/) a pizzeria also serving po’boys and salads at 7318 McNeil Drive, Suite 111. 291-7997 .

Orange Cup (AAS, 1/21/10), a frozen yogurt store at 3400 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 100, at the Domain. 973-3819.

Austin Restaurants Coming Soon

Spicy Pickle (ABJ, 1/11/10) eatery to open its third Austin area location in 2010.

Paciugo (ABJ, 1/19/10), an Italian gelato maker is going to try for a second time, an Austin location.  The company did have a location on Second Street, but it closed in recent months.

Maggiano’s Little Italy (AAS, 1/20/10) an upscale Italian restaurant chain @ 10910 Domain Drive, Suite 100, at the Domain. 501-7870.

Sushi Zushi (AAS, 1/20/10/) on Domain Drive at the Domain, the second Austin location of the Japanese restaurant.

Torchy’s Tacos, (AAS, 1/21/10) the fifth location of the restaurant. 4211 Spicewood Springs Road.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco (AAS, 1/21/10)is going in at the former Texas French Bread site at 1722 S. Congress Ave.

Wild About Harry’s a Dallas based hot dog and custard eatery is set to open its first Austin store this quarter in a location near the Domain.

Red Mango (ABJ, 1/29/10) a Dallas based yogurt franchise is opening 6 Austin area franchises in 2010.

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