Iconic Clarksville pharmacy in trouble, low-cost airline launches London nonstop, and more popular stories
Editor's note: This week was all about celebrating love, and our top stories are no different. Stories about love — of Austin's institutions, of travel, of art — all got people reading this week. Continue on to see what else captured our attentions (and hearts) this week.
1. Iconic Clarksville pharmacy may have flipped its last burger as trouble looms. Nau's Enfield Drug, a West Austin institution for almost 70 years, is in trouble. In a heartfelt letter, the owner explained to customers why she had to shut down the grill and soda fountain — and why the future of the entire operation remains uncertain.
2. Low-cost airline relaunches seasonal nonstop flight from Austin to London. The British are coming — just in time for SXSW. Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle is relaunching it's Austin-to-London nonstop beginning in March through October. Fares, which don't include amenities (those can be purchased separately) means intrepid fliers can get to Europe for less than $500.
3. Far South Austin lands poppy new cocktail bar from campus-area favorite. Hopfield's, a campus-area staple, is heading south (like way, way south) for its newest endeavor. Recently, the gastropub took over Red Shed Tavern to launch a new cocktail bar.
4. Step inside the immersive art installation bouncing into Austin for a limited time. Austin can't get enough of this gorgeous interactive exhibit, open now on Airport Boulevard. Dive into a ball pit, control the weather via balloons, and live in a real-life Snapchat filter at "Hopscotch: Light and Sound." Just do it soon — it only lasts for a few weeks.
5. 12 stunning homes open their doors during the Austin Modern Homes Tour. On February 23, a dozen of the city's most beautiful homes will open their doors, allowing architecture lovers and nosy neighbors the chance to step inside.