Come & Take It Live
"...All of the items on Cypress Grill's fabulous menu will be available for order on Fat Tuesday, including appetizer portions of the Boudin Balls, real Cajun boudin sausage, rolled in seasoned bread crumbs, fried golden and crispy and served with a side of homemade remoulade sauce ($6.99), seafood gumbo ($7.59), and a chicken and andouille sausage gumbo with a rich, dark roux ($7.59)...."
"...Last week, the Save Our Springs Alliance launched a new Web site, www.stopcypress.com, in response to what it believes may be another Hill Country polluter bearing the Cypress name. SOS fears that plans by Cypress Real Estate Development to develop 2,700 acres in the Barton Springs Recharge Zone, soon to be called the Rock Creek subdivision, will seriously threaten the health of Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer..."
"...Cypress Real Estate Advisors could be facing a lawsuit from tenants who were displaced from Lakeview Apartments, a complex the company demolished last fall before selling the property to software megafirm Oracle. Brian McGiverin, one of the attorneys representing former residents, said it will take time to collect information from the roughly 200 individuals affected by the closure, but that "the odds of litigation are very good."..."
"...Former tenants of Lakeview Apartments filed a lawsuit last week against their old landlord Cypress Real Estate Advisors, Inc., for rushing them off the property at 2401 S. Lakeshore Blvd..."
"...City Council last week unanimously approved the first big construction job affected by a 2007 redevelopment ordinance that establishes rules for old or abandoned building sites in the Barton Springs Zone. In this case, Cypress Real Estate Advisors will tackle a vacant Cinemark Theatre on a sprawling parking lot in the sensitive recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer, which feeds the springs..."
"...The nonprofit legal services firm, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, is representing former residents of the Lakeview Apartments in their dispute with Cypress Real Estate Advisors, which sold the property to Oracle. In a statement released by Stephanie Trinh, TRLA called Oracle’s plans “a slap in the face to the residents who once resided there.”..."
"...Despite the danger, thousands of Austin families continue to choose to live in these humble abodes. For some, it's the only realistic way to afford owning a home or having enough space to raise a family..."
"...and like her fellow incumbents, Armbrust & Brown principal attorney David Armbrust came through as her fundraising MVP, bundling 38 contributions at the maximum $350 limit for a haul of $13,300. (This doesn't include contributions below the $350 cutoff, so Armbrust's contribution is actually slightly larger.) Also bundling contributions on Shade's behalf were Cypress Real Estate Advisors chair and former Trammell Crow partner Stephen Clark and Jackson Walker LLP partner and past Real Estate Council of Austin Chair Tim Taylor...."
"...The 2008 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors freight train rolled through Time Warner Cable’s broadcast schedule this week, premiering on Monday and continuing into the next day until every innocent channel-surfer had the chance to see Jim Jones bust out his best B-Real and hear actor Michael Rapaport tell us how he named his son after Maseo from De La Soul...."
"...Whether he was unfailingly optimistic or simply delusional remains open to debate. Since acquiring Schlotzsky's in 1981, the two brothers had steered the company through the devastating national savings and loan crash, the Austin real estate bust, and other cash-flow crunches..."
"...The call to action grew out of their dismay over a nearby development deal that was quietly approved without their knowledge. The residents didn't learn of plans to build 2,700 homes, some commercial space, and a golf course on adjacent Rutherford Ranch property until several weeks after the Dripping Springs City Council and Cypress Realty had sealed the deal..."
"...Lakeshore Blvd. will clear the way for CRV Shoreline LP – a limited partnership affiliated with locally based luxury housing developer Cypress Real Estate Advisors, whose projects include the ritzy, 230-unit Lakeshore Pearl apartment complex, which opened last year...."
"...The park, established over an undeveloped right-of-way and made possible through a private investment from Cypress Real Estate in conjunction with Capital Metro, Austin Energy, Public Works, the Austin Parks Foundation, and parkland dedication dollars "that come from the adjacent development," will be provided a perpetuity of maintenance entirely at the expense of Cypress, something PARD Director Sarah Hensley considers "a win-win-win." It's being hailed as a template for the future, a welcome addition to a rapidly emerging neighborhood, and, according to MPT Cole's Chief of Staff Michael McGill, "a really unique situation ... we'd love to see repeated."..."
"...(This number doesn't include contributions below the $350 cutoff, so Armbrust's contribution is actually slightly larger. Additionally, you try wading through 70-plus page finance reports – so the Hustle welcomes any corrections or additions from eagle-eyed readers.) Also bundling contributions on Shade's behalf were Cypress Real Estate Advisors chairman and former Trammell Crow partner Stephen Clark, and Jackson Walker LLP partner and past Real Estate Council of Austin chairman Tim Taylor...."
"...Other VMU projects planned are Magnolia and Lamar Square Condominiums. Across Lamar at Manchaca (within the South Lamar Neighborhood Planning Area), Cypress Real Estate Advisors have planned a 360-apartment VMU project. Two Sides, Two Stories..."
"...In last week's "SOS Takes on Cypress Real Estate Development"[News, March 11], we got the company name wrong. The actual formal name is Cypress Real Estate Advisors..."
"...The general contractor, Lyda Swinerton Builders Inc., earlier filed a $2.5 million lien against the building, Sarwal previously confirmed. In March, Sarwal sold the bulk of the undeveloped 10-acre site to Cypress Real Estate Advisors..."
"...What was putting me off was that certainty that there was no way that any real person (directly translated as anyone we actually knew, even distantly) could be involved with what was on television; that was of another far removed and much loftier dimension. Saint Francisville, La., present..."
"... Another test of council will concerning building heights in western Downtown: The zoning case for 800 West Ave., a 1.2-acre Shoal Creek-front site at the corner of Eighth Street, returned to council for a final vote at press time. Last fall, Cypress Real Estate Advisors sought an upgrade to Central Business District zoning to build a 250-foot condo tower, to be designed by Muñoz + Albin Architecture and Planning..."
"...Beau Armstrong vs. Kirk Rudy the rematch? The two developers' firms, Stratus Properties and Endeavor Real Estate Group respectively, provided the only two timely and sufficient responses by Friday to the city's request for proposals to redevelop Block 21, the sexy vacant lot opposite the new City Hall..."