East Cesar Chavez is the next hot commercial street on the east side, with a huge number of confirmed projects in the works. According to local blog East Austin News, there's a number of other new projects wending their way through the permitting process as well.
In addition to known quantities like Sawyer and Co. and Veracruz All Natural, the posting rumormongers a number of other projects, including a large restaurant development, a bakery, and more, all of which Eater has confirmed are in some form of development. Read on for a breakdown of what's happening, what's developing, and how the street might change.
Confirmed East Cesar Chavez Restaurant Projects
1) Sawyer & Co. — This project from Stephen Shallcross of Swoop House and designer Mickie Spencer will be a New Orleans-inspired diner with a mid-century feel.
2) Veracruz All Natural — This beloved pair of taco trailers is going brick and mortar, with an expanded menu. Huzzah!
3) Monger's Market and Kitchen — This fish market and restaurant will focus on Gulf seafood from expert purveyors San Miguel Seafood.
4) Goodlife Trailer Park — This "upscale" trailer park
could feature up to 17 trailers, but probably less, on a landscaped wood-chip lot.
5) Jacoby's Restaurant and Mercantile — This ranch-to-table restaurant will also feature a general store and sprawling outdoor space. The owner is Adam Jacoby, whose family owns a feed store and cafe in Melvin, TX. Check out their Facebook page.
Projects in The Works
1) San Saba Church development — According to city records, permits have been filed to construct a restaurant on the space. The permitting process is still pending.
2) Pinata Store Project — This is the store at 1704 East Cesar Chavez, which East Austin News says will become a bar and restaurant. Records indicate a bar and restaurant has been proposed, but so far the necessary site exemptions have been denied.
3) Mademoiselle Collete Bakery — East Austin news says, "Pastry chef Debora Ferrannd plans to convert a gorgeous residence originally built in 1900 into Salon de thé et Patisserie." The initial site plan has been approved according to city records.
4) Capital Auto Development — East Austin News says this development will include two restaurants, and a plan for the site involving at least one restaurant has been approved by the city. A later post mongers the rumor that the site will be home to Lustre Pearl, as well as Dunlap's Italian restaurant. Dunlap has confirmed plans for an Italian restaurant at 1802 E. 6th, and she tells Eater no plans have been confirmed for Lustre Pearl's move.
· East Cesar Chavez to Become East Austin's New Restaurant Row [East Austin News]
· Lustre Pearl Moving to East Cesar Chavez [East Austin News]
· All East Cesar Chavez Coverage [EATX]