South Central Austin business updates: Bishop Cidercade and Everlane open, community will select Zilker train’s new name

South Central Austin business updates: Bishop Cidercade and Everlane open, community will select Zilker train’s new name

Bishop Cidercade opened Aug. 28 at 600 E. Riverside Drive in South Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is the latest news from South Central Austin.

1. The Austin Parks Foundation has announced a contest to rename the Zilker Park train, which will be returning in summer 2021. Since 1997, the train has been known as the Zilker Zephyr. It ran from 1961 through 2019, when operations stopped due to track erosion, and in January the city ended its contract with the previous operator. The APF will take over operations and make preparations for the train’s return to the park. Meanwhile, the city is going through a master planning process for Zilker Park, 2207 Lou Neff Road, Austin, which will determine how the train fits into the park’s new, long-term vision. The community can submit name ideas through Sept. 21, and voting will open for the final selection Sept. 30. 512-477-1566. www.austinparks.org/zilker-train

2. Everlane opened a new location at 1101 S. Congress Ave., Austin, on Sept. 2. This is the seventh location for the clothing retailer in the U.S. and the first in Austin. The store also has locations in New York, California and Boston. The new Austin store is limiting the amount of customers inside the store and taking other safety measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 737-529-8877. www.everlane.com

3. Tuft & Needle opened Aug. 15 at 1011 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 130, Austin. The business started in 2012 as an online mattress shop and has since expanded to nine brick-and-mortar locations. Their locations are open by reservations only; customers can make 40-minute appointments to test mattresses and ask questions at the store. 877-842-2586. www.tuftandneedle.com

4. Bishop Cidercade opened Aug. 28 at 600 E. Riverside Drive, Austin. The 13,000-square-foot space features more than 150 arcade games that are free to play after a $10 admission fee, along with 30 ciders, wines and hard kombucha on draft. The space also features an outdoor patio. Beginning at 8 p.m., the location only allows customers 21 years of age and older. 214-364-7728. www.cidercade.com

5. Tso Chinese Delivery will open a new location at 2407 S. Congress Ave., Austin, in early 2021. This is the third location by the local no-tip, delivery-only Chinese restaurant chain, which will allow it to expand its delivery range to the Greater South Austin area. The other two Tso locations are in the Cherrywood and Arboretum neighborhoods. www.tsodelivery.com

6. National chain Zero Degrees will open at 4211 S. Lamar Boulevard, Ste. A3, Austin, this month, with a soft opening scheduled for Sept. 21 and a grand opening Sept. 26, according to the company’s website. The chain offers an Asian-Hispanic fusion menu, specializing in fruit slushy drinks and blended beverages, coffees and teas. The food menu includes elotes corn dishes and fried snacks, including chicken wings. www.zerodegreescompany.com

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