Plus, El Patio reopens and Community First Village launches 3D-printing partnership.
By Courtney Runn
There’s always something happening in Austin, and you know we’re chatting about all the latest news and gossip around town in our office. Every Friday, we’ll share the buzziest things you need to know. Everything from events to the most news-worthy local topics, we’ve got you! From our office to you, here’s The 512.
Glow up: Glossier announced this week it’s popping up in Austin “this fall for a limited time.” The cult beauty brand is known for its Instagram-tailored stores, and its Austin residency will be the brand’s second Texas (after a debut in Dallas according to CultureMap) pop up. Expect long lines, lots of millennial pink and dewy skin.
JK: Beloved Austin restaurant El Patio closed in August, but one month later, the Tex-Mex establishment announced it’s already back under new ownership. KXAN-TV reported extended members of the original family stepped in and the restaurant will reopen by the end of the month. See you there for happy hour!
On the trail: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren held a town hall at Vic Mathias Shores this week. About 5,000 people showed up to hear the presidential hopeful take questions and expand on her platform ahead of last night’s Democratic debate in Houston. We’re more than a year out from the election but the campaign madness is already ramping up.
Ctrl+P: A team of Austin companies is partnering to 3D print tiny homes for the city’s homeless population. This week, Curbed Austin reported Icon and Cielo created a 500-square-foot welcome center at Community First Village that took 72 hours to print. Former Austin Woman cover woman Claire Zinnecker is also on board with the project, lending her design skills to the center. Community First Founder Alan Graham says he hopes they can use the technology to print more homes for their formerly homeless residents in the future.
Hey, Dolly!: St Elmo Brewing is rereleasing its apricot ale, appropriately called Dolly, today and donating 10 percent of sales from noon to midnight to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. We’ll drink to that!
Community First picture courtesy of Regan Morton Photography, Glossier photo courtesy of Glossier, Dolly photo courtesy of Lindsey LeRoy PR