Operator sought for new restaurant at Republic Square Park


With Republic Square in the midst of an extreme makeover, the Downtown Austin Alliance is searching for someone to run a soon-to-open restaurant at the park.

The counter-service eatery is expected to offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Downtown Austin Alliance said.

“The Downtown Austin Alliance, Austin Parks Foundation and City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department are excited to revitalize Republic Square and bring it back to its glory as a cherished communal place in the heart of our city,” Downtown Austin Alliance president and CEO Dewitt Peart said in a written statement. “The community’s vision and subsequent master plan called for daily activation of the park, including the need for a food vendor, so we are thrilled to have the chance to provide park users with what Austin is known for — amazing food and beautiful green spaces.”

In its call for proposals, the Downtown Austin Alliance cites successful food operations in parks in other cities, including Niko Niko’s in Houston’s Market Square and Shake Shack in New York’s Madison Square Park.

Proposals are due to the CBRE commercial real estate firm by Feb. 10. For more details, visit downtownaustin.com/daa/join-our-team.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Court sides with state wildlife officials in battle over deer disease
Court sides with state wildlife officials in battle over deer disease

The authority of the state’s wildlife agency to combat a deadly contagious disease found in white-tailed deer has been upheld in court, delivering a blow to some businesses that breed the animals for the $2.2 billion hunting industry in Texas and had contended the new regulations were too heavy-handed. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department...
Uncommon Objects moving from longtime South Congress home
Uncommon Objects moving from longtime South Congress home

One of the longest-running and best-known shops on South Congress Avenue is gearing up to leave the prime shopping strip. Uncommon Objects, 1512 S. Congress Ave., will relocate next month due to rising rents, leaving behind the building that’s been its home since 1991, manager Van Harrison said Monday. The new location is at 1602 Fortview Road...
Making money on the side? Here's why you might need an LLC
Making money on the side? Here's why you might need an LLC

With the nation's improving economy  − not to mention your possible addiction to watching "Shark Tank" - you may think it's a good time to finally start your own business. In addition to checking on the permits required by your city, county and state (business licenses, zoning, etc.), you may want to consider setting up a Limited...
10 years in, state’s cancer fund faces an uncertain future
10 years in, state’s cancer fund faces an uncertain future

As it nears the 10th anniversary of its creation by Texas voters, a variety of metrics can be used to gauge the impact of the state agency charged with fighting cancer. For instance, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas — commonly known as CPRIT — has recruited 135 researchers to the state, helped put in motion 108 clinical...
Up the Ladder

EDUCATION The Texas Charter Schools Association has named Chuck Cook interim executive director. FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY Amplify Snack Brands has named Greg Christenson executive vice president and chief financial officer and has named Craig Shiesley chief operating officer and president, North America. HEALTH CARE St. David’s HealthCare has named...
More Stories