For the past year, we’ve been reporting about new restaurants, shops and businesses headed to the Lake Travis area.
Now for the fun part — what’s open for business?
Slowly but surely, the messy construction clears — making way for convenient new spots to eat, drink, shop, relax and enjoy life near the lake. If you haven’t noticed, Gateway to Falconhead located at Ranch Road 620 S. & Falconhead Blvd. is ready for business.
Two of the first tenants to open their doors are Magpie, LT’s favorite blossom boutique, and a newcomer to Lake Travis, Bon Japanese Cuisine (sushi!).
Magpie Blossom Boutique
We’ve been swooning over Magpie for years and now we get to swoon on a larger scale because Magpie has relocated from Lakeway Commons to roomier digs. Magpie’s fresh new space in Gateway to Falconhead is twice as big as its last store. They officially opened on January 10, 2018.
When you’re driving along 620, and you see a store with a flower cart out front, that’s Magpie. The store is curated to perfection with a beautiful stationary room, flower bar with seating and an expanded selection of baby clothes, gifts, and goodies. Of course, Magpie still carries jewelry, accessories, decorative items and one-of-a-kind finds.
What else can you expect from Magpie that’s new and different?
Thanks to the more significant space, they will be offering in-store flower and design classes shortly. The gals at Magpie are currently prepping for prom, so if you’re in need of their services for Lake Travis area proms, you should act fast.
Bon Japanese Cuisine
This is one of those restaurants you walk in and think, “Wow, this is exactly what we need!”
Bon Japanese Cuisine is elevating the idea of sushi in a shopping center. The space is beautiful with attention to every detail from the custom artwork to the textiles to the light fixture.
In addition to a sushi bar in the main dining room, Bon has a smaller private room that will accommodate 12-14 people. It’s perfect for intimate gatherings or corporate meetings. There’s a lounge-y waiting area with a fireplace by the main entrance, so the restaurant looks like it can handle a lunch or dinner rush with ease.
When it comes to the food, Bon promises to deliver the most delicious sushi in the area. The man with the plan is Chef Hidebumi, a seasoned expert and restauranteur in Japanese Cuisine who has worked at world-renowned restaurants likes SHIBUYA Japanese Restaurant of M.G.M Grand hotel in Las Vegas.
While working at SHIBUYA, Chef Hidebumi met Chef Hiroshi. The two talented chefs are working together now at Bon. Isn’t Bee Cave lucky?
Have you checked out Magpie or Bon yet? What do you think?