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Downtown Development Digest: Porter Ale House & Gastropub

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 4:07pm. 2,633 Views, 0 Comments.



Urbanspacers are extremely excited for the completion of South Austin’s Porter Gastropub. The project has proved to be an incredible collaboration between Urbanspace Commercial and Urbanspace Interiors.  Commercial agent, Benoit Rochard, brokered the lease of the amazing restaurant space beneath the new Tree Apartment Complex on South 1st St., and designers, Merrill Alley and Emily Basham-Hoelscher, have been working tirelessly on the design and décor of this feel-good, neighborhood spot.  With accents of reclaimed wood and steel, our designers create an ambiance that’s friendly, cozy, and inviting.

Owners, Joe Bixel, Neil Joiner, and Trevor Lane, named the place after their combined

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top Five Weekend Picks 12.6-12.8

Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 2:02pm. 755 Views, 0 Comments.


Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
December 6th – December 8th

 Baby, its cold outside! Bundle up and stay warm this weekend everyone as you check out our #Top5WeekendPicks. And remember, Santa’s watching!


photo credit: austindowntowndiary

What: Trail of Lights 5K Run and Walk
When: Saturday, Dec 7th, 6pm
Where: Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd
Why: Come sleet or snow, Austin is always on the go! Celebrate the season by staying fit and hitting the trail… and then reward yourself with Christmas cookies at the finish line.

photo credit: eventseeker.com

What: Austin City Christmas Party
When: Friday, Dec 6th, 7pm
Where: Key Bar, 617 W 6th St
Why: Caroling minus the figgy pudding. Catch a live

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Urbanspace's Top Five Thanksgiving Picks

Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 1:21pm. 765 Views, 0 Comments.

Urbanspace’s Top Five Thanksgiving Picks

November 28th

photo credit: goodallskitchen.com

What: Dinner on Ella
When: Thursday, Nov 28th, seating 12pm – 3pm & 4pm – 7pm
Where: Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar, 1900 Rio Grande St
Why: Save yourself the soapy suds cleanup and let Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar do the work. Serving both lunch and dinner, the Thanksgiving menu at Hotel Ella’s new restaurant looks quite Ellagant with sea salt crusted prime rib and brown sugar caramelized sweet potatoes.


What: Thundercloud’s Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, Nov 28th, 8:45am  
Where: The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr
Why: Have a completely guilt-free feast after participating in the Turkey Trot, as proceeds benefit Caritas of Austin.

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Downtown Development Digest 11.21.13: Cirrus Logic Research Facility

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 2:59pm. 948 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest 11.21.13
605 West 4th St. - Cirrus Logic Research Facility 

605 West 4th St, the site for projected Cirrus Logic Research Center continues to stand empty as the developers go back and forth with the city of Austin, trying to gain an approval for their site plan. The old API building has been demolished and the space stands vacant, patiently awaiting it’s outcome. According to Travis County Property records, the latest site plan application was last reviewed November 14th. In this latest report from the city of Austin, the site plan review division states that the “site plan will be approved when all requirements from each review discipline have been addressed.” As of now the development processes that have been

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live the lifestyle, love the lifestyle: top five weekend picks 11.15-11.17.13

Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 1:20pm. 1,673 Views, 0 Comments.


Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
November 15th – November 17th

 Which will be louder, the roar of the engines or the roar of the audience? There’s only one way to find out! We’ll see you at either the finish line or the 50-yd line.


  Photo Credit: www.cotaexperiences.com   What: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
When: Friday- Sunday, Nov 15th – Nov 17th
Where: Circuit of the Americas, 9021 Circuit of the Americas Blvd
Why: After this morning’s delays on the track, anticipation has heightened for F1 fanatics all over Austin. Back in town for another go-round, the crowd’s hearts will be racing along with the drivers when the flag drops.  


Photo Credit: Jet Set Magazine

What: BLU at the

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LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE: Top Five Weekend Picks 11.8-11.10.13

Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 2:08pm. 603 Views, 0 Comments.


Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
November 8th – November 10th

 Relieve your inner stress or just release your inner child; this weekend is all about getting off the grind and back to the good times you’ve left behind.

photo credit: blog.preservationnation.org

What: The Daily Show and Friends: An Evening of Standup
When: Friday, Nov 8th, 7pm
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave
Why: Meet the comedic geniuses behind Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for a night full of free-flowing laughter.

photo credit: tarrytownaustin.com

What: Wanderlust Festival 2013
When: Friday – Sunday, Nov 8th – 10th
Where: Wanderlust, 206 E 4th St
Why: Whether it’s from a mat in the studio or a paddleboard

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Downtown Development Digest: 11.7.13 Gables Park Tower

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 12:56pm. 1,114 Views, 0 Comments.



This luxury apartment tower is rapidly nearing completion, with the earliest move in date being December 14th of this year. The project broke ground late 2011 and is located at 111 Sandra Muraida Way, just East of Lamar, between 2nd and 3rd Street.  A mere hop skip and a jump from the Urbanspace office, Urbanspacers took a tour of the model at Gables Park Plaza earlier this week and fell in love.  18 stories, with 185 units, the tower will consist of spacious one and two bedroom floor plans, type A office space, and over 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.  Floor to ceiling windows, built in iPod docs and sound systems in each unit, 8 ft solid doors and other high-end designer finishes

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Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 1:26pm. 2,295 Views, 0 Comments.


Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
November 1st  – November 3rd  


October may be over, but there are still several celebrations that deserve a round of toasts and cheers. If you’re not feeling the drive to New Braunfels for Wurstfest, make your great escape locally this weekend:

Walkway at the Blanton  Photo Credit: austinweddingday.com
What: B Scene Black Forest Faire
When: Friday, Nov 1st, 6pm
Where: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 East MLK Jr Blvd
Why: You’re over the headless horseman and on to the dark knight. Travel back to the cultural renaissance of Germany for Bavarian bites and beats galore.
  Photo Credit: Atelier Wong Photography
What: AIA Austin Homes Tour 2013
When: Saturday & Sunday, Nov 2nd - 3rd , 10am…

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LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE: Top Five Weekend Picks Oct 25-27 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 1:38pm. 543 Views, 0 Comments.


Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
October 25th – October 27th

So much to do, so little time! The Urbanspace office is abuzz as the planning and preparation for the Seaholm Residences unfolds. Needless to say we’re ready for the weekend, and we’ll be making the most of it at these Austin outings:  

photo credit: Jamie Sinz

What: Brunch at the San Jose
When: Saturday, Oct 26th 10am – 1pm
Where: Hotel San Jose, 1316 S Congress Ave
Why: Because what’s more Austin than spending a Saturday afternoon on SoCo? Jam with the Rain Cross Jazz trio while you sip on mimosas and munch on brunch bites like their house-cured bacon or scrumptious scones.

photo credit: youstayhoppyaustin

What: Official Austin Beer Week

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Downtown Development Digest 10.24.13: Shake Shack

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 12:09pm. 673 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest: Shake Shack

Picture of Shake Shack in NYC

Attention Shake Shack lovers of the world! The Union Station Heritage Group’s culinary cult-worthy gem is opening it’s first Texas location in everyone’s favorite capitol city.  Shake Shack CEO, Randy Garutti says they “are thrilled to plant [their] feet in the great state of Texas”, and particularly excited to be in Austin, which “embraces all the important things in life- food, music, community, and culture”.  

This modern day roadside burger joint will be built at the corner of South Lamar and Treadwell, neighboring the original Alamo Drafthouse, and set to open late 2014. Not to fear In-N-Out Burger patrons, we are confident there will be enough business for both of

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