It’s hard to believe Lake Travis area kiddos will be heading back to school in less than four weeks. We won’t call it a “lazy summer” though based on the traffic on FM 620 — lots of big trucks means lots of construction is happening in and around the area.
The Lake Travis boom is bringing exciting new businesses to our community like Hill Country Indoor, which is set to open in September.
We’ve got the details on this amazing indoor sports facility and it’s so cool, we’re going to use millennial slang to describe it. Let’s just say it’s “goat” — that should mean “greatest of all time” — and we can only use that slang once in a while or it’s meaningless, so hopefully we’re supes legit now. (Idk.)
Another new business that opened in the Oaks at Lakeway is FOUND boutique. We’re going to take a peek inside.
Plus, everyone is asking us about what’s going to happen at the former Iron Cactus space. Well, we’ve got good news and juicy rumors to explore.
Let’s dive in, shall we?
Back in May 2016, we introduced you to Hill Country Indoor, a huge recreation and sports facility that was under construction on Bee Cave Parkway. LTers, your patience is about to pay off because the big day will be here before you know it and this complex will be open for business. Well, at least most of it is expected to be open by September 1.
The final phase of construction for HCI is building a four story parking garage adjacent to the main building.
On the inside, the highly anticipated, versatile indoor turf field is finished and it sounds like fitness equipment is arriving daily. It’s every fitness fanatic’s fantasy — shiny, new, never-been-sweat-on, state-of-the-art treadmills, ellipticals, weight machines, dumbbells and more. Booyah!
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, because HCI will have all sorts of fitness options for adults and children (soccer, basketball, volleyball, batting cages, spin, yoga, etc.)
Remember, HCI is all about a family-focused life, so you don’t have to spend all of your time carpooling and commuting for sports. HCI is bringing the sports to us. Three cheers for that!
Fashionistas, this is for you!
FOUND boutique is open in Oaks at Lakeway. This 1,500 square foot, upscale, contemporary boutique carries a great selection of women’s clothing and accessories. From lounge-y tees and funky shades to formal cocktail dresses and ‘wow’ factor jewelry, FOUND has it all.
Designers at FOUND include names like Citizens of Humanity, Nicole Miller, Joie, Paige, Rachel Zoe and Rebecca Taylor.
In addition to beautiful clothes, you’ll find handbags, jewelry, shoes and cute gift items for any occasion. Plus, you can relax with a glass of bubbly during your shopping adventure at FOUND. It’s the perfect equation … clothes + champs = 🙂
If you want to find FOUND, it’s located between Level 12 Salon and Spa 810, across the street from Orange Leaf Yogurt and Lashes & Nails Spa.
Food + Drink
If Iron Cactus were still open, it would be perched right above the Hill Country Galleria’s wonderful new plaza and amphitheater. But that roomy 6,000 square foot space next to Amy’s Ice Creams has been empty for a year. You might be anxious and curious — who’s going to fill that space?
We’ve heard two rumors and we have one fact.
Let’s share the fact first.
Hill Country Galleria confirmed that they’re “100% sure” the existing space will be occupied by a restaurant.
Now, let’s dish about the rumors. Both of these were not confirmed by HCG, hence the definition of a rumor … 😉
1) Kerbey Lane
2) A new Tex Mex joint brought to you by familiar names in the Austin restaurant industry
Since we’ve got your foodie wheels turning, which restaurant would you like to see occupy the old Iron Cactus space? Let us know in comments section on our Facebook page.
Barbara Maxwell says
Kerbey Lane would be wonderful in the old Iron Cactus site! I bet that they would do a booming business!
Eileen Seidowitz says
How about Seasons 52 replacing Iron Cactus?
Yvonne Schick says
Hyde Park Grille
Charles Word says
Please…not Kerby Lane!
There is already a location just 6 miles from here!
HCG, you should approach Mi Cocina. It’s high quality and the space is typical of their restaurants in Dallas.
Omg…I would love a MiCo….mambo taxis are great and the food is really good too.
Rosanna Winter says
A lot of us prefer Iron Cactus and miss it terribly. . But, please NO MORE TEX MEX food up here…..and as for the endless trucks and construction….wish it would stop — there’s far too much building and people out here. If there’s a wild fire, God help us!!!
Anybody heard any rumors about the space that Fore used to occupy?
Hill Country Girl says
True Food Kitchen
TL arnold says
How about Verde’s Mexican Parilla? move over from Hamilton Pool Road would be awesome!