Green Pastures, Austin’s iconic classy restaurant, is temporarily closing starting on Monday, February 15. The shutter is all part of the renovations planned with new owner/developer Greg Porter in partnership with La Corsha Hospitality Group. This means no milk punch brunches and Easter celebration for the time being. The renovated restaurant, led by Joshua Thomas, who ran defunct food truck Chaat Shop, is expected to reopen in the fall.
As part of the impending changes to five acre space, the team will build a boutique hotel made up of two three-story buildings, designed by Clayton + Little Architects. All plans were approved by the Historic Landmark Commission last month. A greenhouse, parking building, and office and laundry facility will also be built. The relocation of the historic smokehouse within the property will be overseen by the Texas Historical Commission. Scope out the full plans from the team’s Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (that is the real name) found on the City of Austin website below.
Mary Faulk and Chester Kook opened the fine dining establishment in 1946. Porter and La Corsha purchased the property from Bob Buslett last summer.
— additional reporting by Cindy Widner