21 new bars, retailers rocking the newest part of The Domain

The new Rock Rose retail strip at The Domain is on its way to being North Austin’s version of downtown’s Sixth Street — with local restaurants, bars and retailers combining to draw more traction to the massive mixed-use development anchored by a high-end regional shopping center.

Not far from the Tiffany store and Neiman Marcus, Rock Rose is distinctly Austin-centric — though there are a few companies based elsewhere — and it certainly appears well on the way to success.

Consider this: The Dogwood, a West Sixth Street mainstay, opened a second location at Rock Rose in January. By February, it was posting the second-highest liquor sales in the Austin area. Developer Endeavor Real Estate Group announced April 19 that several more tenants are headed to Rock Rose, including Rock Rose Hall, an event space from the team that operates Brazos Hall and Trinity Hall downtown.

Recently, Endeavor provided a breakdown of tenants, opening dates, square footage and brokers involved and here’s the lowdown on Rock Rose tenants and the deals behind them. Billy Osherow, principal for Endeavor, handled all the deals on behalf of the developer and landlord.

• 77 Degrees, a rooftop bar, is scheduled to open any day. The concept is from Austin-based Union Venture Group, which operates several hospitality brands including The Park at the Domain and The Park on South Austin. Square footage was not disclosed, but Mike Joyce of Live Oak-Gottesman represented the tenant.

• Birds Barbershop, owned by Austinites Jayson Rapaport and Michael Portman, opened in February in 1,113 square feet. Mike Joyce with Live Oak-Gottesman represented the tenant.

• The Dogwood opened in January in 5,200 square feet. The restaurant and bar is owned by Carmack Concepts, a partnership of Brad Womack of “The Bachelor” TV show fame, Chad Womack and Jason Carrier. Buck Cody of Endeavor also was involved in this deal.

• East Side King Thai-Kun, owned by Austin celebrity chef Paul Qui along with Thai Changthong and Moto Utsunomiya, opened in February in 2,500 square feet. Herman Tjahja of Retail Solutions represented the tenant.

• General Tso’Boy, a new Chines food concept from Gary and Jessica Wu, will open in June in 1,500 square feet. John Heffington with CBRE Group Inc. represented the tenant.

• Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub, owned by Austin-based Union Venture Group, opened in January in 5,852 square feet. Mike Joyce of Live Oak-Gottesman represented the tenant.
• Jinya Ramen, owned by Tomonori Takahashi, opened in March in 2,231 square feet. Herman Tjahja of Retail Solutions represented the tenant.

• Jose Luis Salon, a longstanding hair salon in Austin, will open another location in July in 3,084 square feet. Katie Carlisle with JLL represented the tenant.

• Kung Fu Saloon, owned by Austin-based KPG Hospitality, opened in March in 5,372 square feet. Chris Home with Home Holdings LLC represented the tenant.

• Lavaca Street Bar and Turf N Surf, owned by Austinites Matt Luckie, Max Moreland, Anngay Tenney and Ralph Gilmore, opened in March in 5,384 square feet. Mike Joyce with Live Oak-Gottesman represented the tenant.

• MAD Greens, a Denver-based restaurant chain, opened in March in 2,361 square feet. Andrew Scroggie with Edge Realty Partners represented the tenant.

• MIA Italian Tapas & Bar opened in February in 2,552 square feet. The ownership was not disclosed, but Herman Tjahja of Retail Solutions represented the tenant.

• Raven + Lily, a boutique owned by Austinite Kirsten Dickerson, will open its second location in May in 1,380 square feet. Karl Haussmann of Hindsite 20/20 represented the tenant.

• Rose Room, a night club and dance hall, will open in May. The square footage was not disclosed. The concept is from Union Venture Group, which is owned by locals Jeff and Darren Van Delden. Mike Joyce with Live Oak-Gottesman represented the tenant.

• Saint Genevieve, another bar from Union Venture Group, opened in March in 6,328 square feet. Mike Joyce with Live Oak-Gottesman represented the tenant.

• Salvation Pizza, an Austin-based pizzeria owned by Michael Dinsmore and Jeff Blatt, opened its second location in March in 2,200 square feet. Michele Gary with Endeavor represented the tenant.

• Tarka Indian Kitchen, owned by Tinku Saini, opened in January in 2,650 square feet. Travis Waldrop with Carr Development represented the tenant.

• Two Hands Coffee, owned by Aamil Sarfani, opened in January in 1,883 square feet. No co-broker is listed.

• Viva Day Spa, owned by Maya Aroch, Laurie Aroch and Shannon Mouser, will open in May in 3,801 square feet. Michele Gary with Endeavor represented the tenant.

• Weathered Coalition, a men’s apparel store created by Austinites Tyler Guinn and Ben Woods, opened in March in 1,300 square feet. Dan Frey with Endeavor represented the tenant.

Source: Austin Business Journal

Jan Buchholz. Jan Buchholz covers commercial and residential real estate, construction and architecture and retail and restaurants for the Austin Business Journal.

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