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OFFICE BOOM: Rents hit record high as Austin-area office market surges
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OFFICE BOOM: Rents hit record high as Austin-area office market surges

Office rents in Central Texas reached an all-time high in the first quarter as the market continued on its upswing, new industry figures show. And...

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Fred's discount stores shuttering more than 150 locations in 13 states
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Fred's discount stores shuttering more than 150 locations in 13 states

Fred's, a discount chain with locations across the southeastern U. S., said Thursday it will close 159 stores in 13 states. That's nearly a third...

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Business groups: Sales tax plan 'promising,' but more info needed
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Business groups: Sales tax plan 'promising,' but more info needed

The phrase "tax increase" has traditionally propelled many business groups into battle at the state Capitol, making their subdued reaction...

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Austin's Forestar Group plans to raise $350 million
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Austin's Forestar Group plans to raise $350 million

Austin-based Austin real estate development company Forestar Group Inc. plans to raise $350 million with a new debt offering, according to a filing...

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Shop Talk: Shoe giant DSW to test new, shopper-friendly tactics in Austin
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Shop Talk: Shoe giant DSW to test new, shopper-friendly tactics in Austin

Shop Talk: Like most retail chains, shoe giant DSW is trying new tricks to pull customers into its stores -- and Austin will be one of its test...

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Another new mixed-use project planned for South Congress Avenue
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Another new mixed-use project planned for South Congress Avenue

The number of new developments springing up along South Congress Avenue keeps growing. The latest planned project will be a four-story building...

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ACC puts 10-story Pinnacle campus building up for sale
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ACC puts 10-story Pinnacle campus building up for sale

Austin Community College has put its Pinnacle campus building and the nine acres it occupies in Southwest Austin on the market, but the school will...

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Sale plan could make 'terrible' Hobby state office building a hot property
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Sale plan could make 'terrible' Hobby state office building a hot property

The 35-year-old William P. Hobby state office building in downtown Austin needs a whopping $50 million in repairs to shore up decrepit plumbing,...

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ENF Technology to build $45 million U.S. headquarters in Kyle
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ENF Technology to build $45 million U.S. headquarters in Kyle

South Korea-based ENF Technology announced Wednesday that Kyle will be the home of its $45 million U. S. headquarters and advanced manufacturing...

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A 'trophy asset' on South Congress Avenue is up for sale
News 3 months ago
A 'trophy asset' on South Congress Avenue is up for sale

In a rare market opportunity, a South Congress building that is home to Kendra Scott's swanky new flagship store is up for sale. CBRE, a commercial...

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LifeWay Christian stores closing nationwide
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LifeWay Christian stores closing nationwide

All 170 LifeWay Christian Resources stores are set to close this year. The organization cited fewer customers and lower sales as a reason for...

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Austin co-working changes: The Refinery shifts directions, the Riveter opens
News 3 months ago
Austin co-working changes: The Refinery shifts directions, the Riveter opens

Changes are coming to Austin's co-working scene. At the end of the month, the Refinery, Austin's first female-focused work and social community,...

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15-story tower breaks ground on former Hooters site
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15-story tower breaks ground on former Hooters site

Stream Realty Partners on Wednesday marked the start of construction on RiverSouth, a 15-story office building that will have a rooftop bar, street...

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WeWork to be tenant at new SXSW HQ in Austin
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WeWork to be tenant at new SXSW HQ in Austin

WeWork will open a co-working facility at South by Southwest's new corporate headquarters in downtown Austin. Under the agreement, WeWork will...

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Work starts on 30-story mixed-use tower in Rainey district
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Work starts on 30-story mixed-use tower in Rainey district

An Austin-based developer has started construction on a previously announced 30-story high-rise in downtown Austin and has brought on a partner on...

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Just in time for SXSW, bootmaker Tecovas opens a South Congress showroom
News 3 months ago
Just in time for SXSW, bootmaker Tecovas opens a South Congress showroom

The Austin-based company is also moving its HQ to the newly built Saint Vincent mixed-use project at 1333 S. Congress Ave. Just in time for South...

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19-story office tower planned near Austin soccer stadium site
News 3 months ago
19-story office tower planned near Austin soccer stadium site

An Austin-based development firm plans to build a 19-story office tower on land next to the future Major League Soccer stadium in north Austin....

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Hot dwellings: Austin apartment market sizzled in 2018, sending rents higher
News 3 months ago
Hot dwellings: Austin apartment market sizzled in 2018, sending rents higher

It was nice while it lasted. But for Central Texas apartment tenants, the rent relief is up - at least for the foreseeable future. After two years...

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Amazon is closing its pop-up stores, including in Texas
News 3 months ago
Amazon is closing its pop-up stores, including in Texas

As Amazon looks to expand its brick-and-mortar presence, it's shuttering dozens of small shops around the country. The e-commerce giant has decided...

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Arboretum Crossing shopping center sold to Austin investment firm
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Arboretum Crossing shopping center sold to Austin investment firm

The Arboretum Crossing shopping center in Northwest Austin has a new owner. Austin-based World Class Property Co. purchased the 191,760-square-foot...

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Family Dollar closing 390 stores; some remaining locations to sell alcohol
News 3 months ago
Family Dollar closing 390 stores; some remaining locations to sell alcohol

Family Dollar is the latest struggling retailer to announce plans to shutter stores. The discount chain, which has been owned by Dollar Tree since...

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Landowners urge Texas Senate panel to OK eminent domain bill
News 3 months ago
Landowners urge Texas Senate panel to OK eminent domain bill

Landowners told their eminent domain horror stories Monday as they urged a panel of lawmakers to approve a bill that would give them stronger...

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Report: Amazon plans grocery stores independent of Whole Foods
News 3 months ago
Report: Amazon plans grocery stores independent of Whole Foods

Amazon owns an online empire and hundreds of brick-and-mortar retail stores. But it seems to want more. The online retailer is planning to open...

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Whole Foods CEO: New store formats coming, Amazon partnership going well
News 3 months ago
Whole Foods CEO: New store formats coming, Amazon partnership going well

After deciding recently to back away from its 365-brand store concept, Whole Foods Market is planning to debut other store formats, according to co...

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Report: Whole Foods to convert 365 stores to regular Whole Foods stores
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Report: Whole Foods to convert 365 stores to regular Whole Foods stores

When Whole Foods Market rolled out its 365 store concept three years ago, the Austin-based grocery chain promoted it as its gateway to a more value...

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Google signs lease for yet another Austin office tower
News 4 months ago
Google signs lease for yet another Austin office tower

It seems Google Inc. is making a big bet on Austin. In addition to its recent lease for an entire 35-story downtown office tower, Google will also...

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Office, retail project planned at South Lamar and Oltorf
News 4 months ago
Office, retail project planned at South Lamar and Oltorf

Dubbed Bouldin Creek, project will have 165,000 square feet of office space plus retail, a rooftop deck. New high-end office space is coming to the...

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Reports: Payless ShoeSource closing all 2,300 U.S. stores
News 4 months ago
Reports: Payless ShoeSource closing all 2,300 U.S. stores

Yet another retailer is calling it quits. This time, it's Payless ShoeSource. The Topeka, Kan.-based chain said it plans to file for bankruptcy...

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Wealth management firm Aspiriant opens Austin office, plans more hires
News 4 months ago
Wealth management firm Aspiriant opens Austin office, plans more hires

Wealth management firm Aspiriant has opened an Austin office, the Austin Chamber's economic-development affiliate Opportunity Austin announced this...

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Austin company's cricket-based snacks make jump to H-E-B
News 4 months ago
Austin company's cricket-based snacks make jump to H-E-B

If you don't eat bugs because you haven't been able to find them in convenient snack packs and whole-roasted in savory seasonings, your wait is...

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