Austin peeks inside a chic convenience store from Chicago, plus more top stories
Editor’s note: It’s that time again — time to check in with our top stories. Here are five articles that captured our collective attention over the past seven days.
1. Checking out Austin's first Foxtrot, the Chicago-based market with a cult following. Started in Chicago, Foxtrot's entry into the Austin market is actually a full-circle moment for the brand.
2. 545-acre development in Northwest Austin suburb gets county approval. Luxury real estate developer Areté Collective received approval from Burnet County for preliminary development plans for about 545 acres in Spicewood.
3. Historic Austin bakery and coffee shop named a 2023 James Beard American Classic. Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop is owned by the Avila family, which the announcement praised for serving "Austin’s quickly gentrifying East Austin since 1935."
4. Climbing gym with the highest walls in the Southwest brings the Austin scene to new heights. Mesa Rim Climbing Center, a massive, 50,000-square foot facility with 55-foot climbing walls, opens on March 7.
5. Texas legends gather in Austin to receive the state's highest arts award. The biennial Texas Medal of Arts ceremony recognizes extraordinary achievements in the arts, with recipients in a wide range of mediums.