East Side Evolution: New Spots Coming to East ATX

September 22, 2013 by Editor

Have you been over to the East Side lately? Chances are you noticed at least one new building, restaurant, or bar since the last time you were there.  There will soon be several new spots to explore as the transformation of one of Austin’s hottest areas continues.

The Silo on 7th (1300 E. 7th Street) has been under construction since 2012, and despite numerous permitting and construction delays, this former tortilla factory looks to be getting the finishing touches before opening day.  Posts on The Silo’s Facebook page hint that they could be open in the next 2 to 3 weeks.

Will The Silo on 7th Finally Open In The Next Few Weeks?

Craving a Turkish-style wrap but don’t feel like going all the way to that trailer on 7th & Trinity? Don’t worry because Kebabalicious is opening a brick-and-mortar location at 1311 E. 7th Street.  This location was originally supposed to open a year and a half ago, encountered more delays last year, and now construction seems to be underway again based on permit activity last month. They even filed for an Outdoor Music Venue permit in July, so that means an outdoor seating area and stage could be added too.

Delays have also plagued the brick and mortar debut of Kebabalicious

A former gas station was razed at 1501 E. 7th to make way for a new restaurant/wine bar called La V. This place has been named one of Eater Austin’s most anticipated restaurant openings, and should be open by the end of the year.

While La V is under construction, check out their trailer behind the Volstead.

Aside from these restaurants popping up on the east side, there are also several large-scale residential and mixed-use projects in various stages of development.  Stay tuned to BuildingATX as we cover these upcoming projects.

What projects are you looking forward to? What do you think East Austin is lacking? Leave a comment below!

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Written by Editor

Kelly D. is a local engineering and construction professional and the editor of BuildingATX.com. In his day job, he is currently overseeing several construction projects across greater Austin. His postings on this site are his own and do not represent his employer's positions, strategies, or opinions. You can reach him at [email protected]