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Outdoor Marketplace to Add More
Retail to Mueller’s Buzzing Dining
and Entertainment District


AUSTIN, Texas – April 23, 2018 – Central Texans can look forward to a new and eclectic expansion along Mueller’s Aldrich Street with the addition of the Aldrich Outdoor Market, a selection of pop-up retailers and services that will provide even more local fun when it opens across from the Alamo Drafthouse this spring.

The first of several businesses planned include Rocket Electrics, an electric bicycle rental company that will operate out of a shipping container. Soto & Co. will provide custom men’s suits through appointments, tailoring each suit to fit customers’ specifications. Lemon Drop Children’s Shop will provide children’s toys, clothes and accessories. Additional businesses are expected to open later this year.

The businesses, located along Aldrich Street south of Robert Browning Street, will be joined by the Aldrich Lending Library, a custom “take a book, return a book” outdoor free book exchange. The lending library will include a comfortable sitting area to provide a place to hang out, read and drink a favorite beverage from one of Aldrich Street’s many eateries.

“We’re proud to be able to bring our friends, neighbors and visitors from all over Central Texas a uniquely Austin shopping and entertainment experience right in the heart of Mueller,” said Ken Blaker, senior vice president of Catellus Development, the master developer of Mueller. “With all of these local businesses joining Aldrich Street, almost all of Mueller’s town center will be local.”

Catellus will have the flexibility to shift the pop-up retailers to nearby sites in Aldrich Street as land is developed into future mixed-use buildings over time.

The Aldrich Outdoor Market will be joined by Açaí Hut, Lilla & Beth, Lady Quackenbush’s Cakery and Massage Heights all scheduled to open between April and this summer.
The Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller (TFM) is expanding its offerings to include Wednesday nights, providing a convenient opportunity for those who live, work and play in East Austin to pick up fresh produce and dinnertime accoutrements. This expansion also means TFM will be the City of Austin’s only weekday farmer’s market. Partnering with the Sustainable Food Center, the organization also accepts SNAP Lonestar dollars, and $1 is worth $2 for these benefits on fresh fruits and vegetables. The new Wednesday night market will begin on May 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Parking for Aldrich Street is available through designated on-street parking and the McBee Garage, which is $1 an hour. There are also multiple bicycle racks in the garage and along the paseo.

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