Munchies on Mueller

Mueller development snags 5 hot Austin restaurants for next phase

Mueller development snags 5 hot Austin restaurants for next phase

Stella Public House pizza
Five new restaurants and bars are coming to the Mueller neighborhood. Stella Public House/Facebook

The next phase of the Mueller development is drawing in a slew of hot Austin restaurants. New locations for Lick Ice Creams, Halcyon, B.D. Riley's Irish Pub, a revived J.T. Youngblood's, and San Antonio's Stella Public House have been confirmed for a blossoming area in the Mueller neighborhood.

These five concepts, which are expected to open by early 2017, will be housed on the ground level of a mixed-use development on Aldrich Street in front of Mueller Lake Park. Dubbed the Diamond Building, this 56,000-square-foot complex will also include residential units.

The Diamond Building will join other Aldrich Street gems like Thinkery and a previously announced Alamo Drafthouse location, which should open later in 2016.

"People may not realize they are already enjoying Aldrich Street when they visit Lake Park and the Thinkery, but they'll certainly recognize how they are part of Mueller's evolving town center when Alamo and these terrific local eateries start opening this year," said Greg Weaver, executive vice president of Catellus Development Corp., in a release.

The proximity to these local powerhouses will allow for the other concepts to play off of one another.

"We're going to incorporate a bit more color and playful elements to celebrate this location being directly across from the Thinkery," said Lick co-founder Anthony Sobotik in the release. "We've been so intrigued by the Mueller project and the Thinkery relocation for quite some time. Seeing its rebirth is exhilarating and we wanted to be a part of that, because we like to seek out locations within neighborhoods so we can grow with that community."

While we have another year to anticipate these new locales, opening soon in the same area are Bribery Bakery and L'Oca d'Oro in the Amli building behind Thinkery.