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Scenes From the Warehouse District

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature

Can This District Be Saved?
The revival of the Warehouse District is rooted in Austin's history – and its popularity is also its peril
"...It's Friday night, and Downtown's Ware­house District is hopping. Live music pours out of the Cedar..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Fantastic and Utterly Disreputable History of the Bevy of Sin Known as Guy Town
Before downtown Austin had the Warehouse District, it had the Whorehouse District: a notorious neighborhood of brothels and fandango houses called Guy Town.
"...in sophisticated company. You head on down to the Warehouse District, and plop yourself at any one of the..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Ian Quigley

Food on Fourth
A guide to small plates and good drinks for barhopping in the Warehouse District

Oct. 29, 2004 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

San Marcos Welcomes First Gay Bar
San Marcos comes out of the closet and into the Warehouse
"...is in, and the rainbow flag is up. Stonewall Warehouse owner Brian Scofield tells the Gay Place, “We are..."

Jan. 7, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Blake McCoy

Introducing Infest
Robin Hooding it with the new arts, music, and Shop N Bop club
"...and leather spilled onto the sidewalks of the upscale Warehouse District on Friday night where Agent Orange and One..."

April 8, 2013 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Sixth Street Showdown
Downtown is growing, and with that growth come rising tensions between police, partiers, and activists
"...his case is yet to be processed through the District Attorney's intake division...."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Flatbed Loses Its Lease
Pioneering press must move in 2019 and 12 tenants with it
"...victim, and the story is all too familiar: Eastside warehouse, home to a nationally renowned arts organization for more..."

Feb. 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Pride Crosswalk Update
Council unanimously passes motion to consider rainbow crosswalks
"...rainbow crosswalks on Bettie Naylor Street, cementing the once-derelict Warehouse District’s center as Austin’s historic “gayborhood.”..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Little City Hall
Architectural Team Picked to Design Scaled-Down Building
"...architect to design its new home in the CSC District, on the lakefront block containing its recently abandoned chambers...."

April 7, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Land Rush
The Early Days
"...no skyscrapers in Austin, and the official "central business district" ended at the Fourth Street railroad tracks. The warehouse..."

Dec. 11, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Downtown Dominoes
The headlines are about Block 21 and Seaholm, but the long-term questions are about what the city of Austin should be
"...new City Hall) in what then really was a Warehouse District. But we can pick it up 6 1/2..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: A Bad Precedent
The courthouse deal is another chapter in Austin's same old sad Downtown saga
"...its proximity to the big booming blocks of the Warehouse District has conjured visions of great urban spaces –..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Eco Hotel vs. Historic Preservation
A new hotel poses challenge to Warehouse District
"...southwest corner of Fifth and Colorado streets, within the Warehouse District recommended for historic preservation by ROMA Austin as..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

I Plan, Therefore I Am
A Downtown Planning Timeline
"...Guy Town, the thriving and openly tolerated downtown brothel district, is shut down. Over time, it's redeveloped as industrial..."

Jan. 30, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Food-o-File
Food Editor Virginia B. Wood weighs in with her thoughts about the Schlotzsky's magnate John Wooley and his brother's plans for downtown.
"...the development of what we now know as the "warehouse district." Encouraged by Clemons' success, other restaurants and bars..."

June 7, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Roppolo's Pioneering Pizza on Wheels
Talking local food truck history with Marc Roppolo
"...serving the 3am denizens of the Historic Downtown Entertainment District (aka Dirty Sixth) from his pizza shop since 1992,..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Food Post by Carly Yansak

The Yassine Sixth Street Noir
Legends, rumors, unpaid taxes ... and coke on the side
"...the Yassines were the kings of Sixth and the Warehouse District. Theirs were the glossy, high-end, high-concept establishments –..."

May 18, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Devil in the Details
After 10 years, the Great Streets master plan runs into controversy over two-way streets.
"...of policy, planning, and promises about the Central Business District (CBD). This month, the City Council is being asked..."

Oct. 4, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Coffeehouse Chronicles
Now one of the older coffee joints in town, Ruta Maya uses its warehouse space for real-life industrial activity -- roasting their own coffees for local restaurants, homegrown groceries, and on-site enjoyment. It's literally one big room that's taken on the best trappings of a multifunction entertainment complex, Chronicle food writer Pableaux Johnson writes.
"...Neighborhood: Warehouse District..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Food Column by Pableaux Johnson

Too Much Room at the Inn?
Plans for New Downtown Hotel Generates Welcomes and Skepticism
"...-- amid the fashionable clubs and restaurants of the Warehouse District. The hotel could be outfitted as part of..."

May 31, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Your Beautiful New Home
Welcome to the City Hall you thought would never come
"...over the future bustle of the exciting Second Street district, at least as it's envisioned by city planners. (The..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Prime Time Irony?
The Future of Liberty Lunch
"...such an unassuming venue born out of a gutted warehouse, Liberty Lunch has public support for its plight as..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Music Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Red River Valley
Red River, home to Austin's real live music venues
"...up across town in the mid-Nineties and the so-called Warehouse District started growing up around it, local DIY concerns..."

June 22, 2001 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Glass of `93
Five Years of Austin Brewpubs
"...first brewpub, opened for business in the sparsely developed Warehouse District - followed closely by The Bitter End, Copper..."

April 24, 1998 Food Feature by Pableaux Johnson

Downtown's Promise
"...team leader Chuck Davis, famous for designing museums. 12. WAREHOUSE DISTRICT R/UDAT’s waterfront plan (and new City Hall) builds..."

Oct. 3, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Artspace Crisis and Microvenues
Are home art galleries and mini-performance venues the answer to the space crunch?
"...than 50 people – a notable downsizing from the warehouse/storefront stages of earlier eras, when venues such as the..."

June 22, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin @ Large: Where's the Mayor?
Mayor Will Wynn visits European capitals – will anybody in Austin notice he's missing?
"...dozen or so other projects lying dormant in the Warehouse District. (You know, the domino thing.)..."

June 4, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Out All Night
Chronicle Food writer MM Pack gives the lowdown on where to eat in Austin if you're out all night.
"...A distinctive Warehouse District venue, Malaga provides lovely fare in a lovely..."

March 1, 2002 Food Feature by MM Pack

CSC-U-L8R
CSC changes its plans, and the city has to pay $4 million … for its own land
"...to develop the city's prime waterfront property in the Warehouse District. But on Jan. 10, the city announced its..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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