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URBAN CORE HAPPY HOUR

 

May Urban Core Happy Hour

When: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: ALTA’s Cafe (map | transit)
Business Sponsor: The USU

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About ALTA’s Cafe

Alta was the middle name of Lady Bird Johnson. She was a special lady who was instrumental in the beautification of the lake and its surrounding hike and bike trail. This natural escape in the middle of Austin’s urban setting stands as testament to her vision. We developed ALTA’s to support the beauty of the park and the active lifestyle that surrounds us at the Waller Creek Boathouse on Lady Bird Lake.

We’re laid-back people, but with an appetite for premium sensory experiences. We love good coffee, healthy food, sustainable wine and craft beer. So that’s what we’re doing.

About USU

The Urban Storage Unit (“the USU”) Company has designed and manufactures a revolutionary, patent pending, first-to-market personal storage unit that transforms previously wasted space above the hood of a vehicle’s parking spot into instant secured storage. The USU occupies the large volume of space above a vehicle’s hood and turns it into a valued resource for tenants and owners alike. The USU has been specifically designed for todays modern urban dwellers and is the perfect storage solution for seasonal clothing and holiday decorations, as well as bulky hard-to-store items such as golf bags, luggage, power tools, and other items that have long posed a storage quandary to apartment and condo dwellers (most of whom have no garage or other onsite storage options). Each USU is capable of securely storing up to 1,000 pounds of items and features a two-point keyed metal lock and fully welded seams that keep the contents safe. The USU is practical, convenient and durable, while projecting a pleasing contemporary styling. The USU is already approved for use in; The Four Seasons, The Austonian, Spring, The W, The Shore, ParkWest Residences and BartonPlace Condominiums.

Urban Core Happy Hour Format – PLEASE READ!

DANA Urban Core Happy Hours are open to all! DANA Members get in free, and non-members pay $10. Entry into event includes food and drink tickets (until we run out!).

Want to join DANA?  You can sign up at the Urban Core Happy Hour, or you can click here to be directed to our Membership page to join now.

Membership includes free entry to Urban Core Happy Hours for one year after your sign up date!

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June Urban Core Happy Hour
When: TBD
Sponsor: TBD
Where: TBD

2014 Downtown Living Tour

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When: Sunday, June 1, 2014 – 11am-5pm
Where: Registration Site: CRAVE Austin, 340 E. 2nd Street, 78701
Tickets: $18.50 - BUY HERE!
Tickets are non-refundable.

Experience downtown in a day!  Start your Tour experience with acoustic live music and complimentary bubbles and bites from CRAVE Austin, then hop on board air-conditioned shuttles to be chauffeured to 8-10 different stunning downtown Austin living spaces!  Along the way, enjoy freebies and specials from local restaurants, retailers, and coffee shops!  All while supporting a non-profit!

2014 Downtown Living Tour Stops (subject to change):
Please note, ALL tour attendees MUST pick up wristbands at the registration site in order access the tour sites!  

CRAVE Austin, REGISTRATION SITE
The Sabine
The Shore Condominiums
Skyhouse Apartments
The 360 Condominiums
Capital Studios (downtown’s first affordable housing project in 45 years)
Dandy’s, The Gentleman’s Store (local retailer)
Departure Lounge Austin (local coffee and wine bar)
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Thank you to our sponsors who have made the 2014 DLT possible!  Holt Residential (Title Sponsor), CRAVE Austin, Skyhouse Apartments, The Downtown Austin Alliance, REATX Real Estate, Platinum Realty, Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors, Seven – High Rise – Luxe Living, Pioneer Wealth, California Closets, and Departure Lounge.

April 3, 2014, Urban Core Happy Hour – Sponsored by Austin Food and Wine Festival

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Whitley Apartments 301 Brazos, Austin, TX 78701 (map | transit)
Business Sponsor: Austin Food and Wine Festival

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PRO-TIP:  DANA Members receive priority entry into this event.  If you are not a member, join today! [seriously, click here to join now. You'll feel great supporting DANA!]  It’s only $25 per person, per YEAR, and Non-members will be charged $10 at the door!

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The Austin FOOD & WINE Festival returns April 25-27 to Butler Park (1000 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX  78704) to spoil your palate with a handful of global and nationally renowned talent.

This 2-day weekend in the culinary capital is the epitome of high spirits, with a packed schedule of hands-on grilling demos, up-close tastings with top chefs and sommeliers, and more interactive demos and panels.

And the nightlife? Served. Events like the Rock Your Taco Showdown and The Taste Of Texas keep the music going and the libations flowing.

Urban Core Happy Hour Format – PLEASE READ!

DANA Urban Core Happy Hours are open to all! DANA Members get in free, and non-members pay $10. Entry into event includes food and drink tickets (until we run out!).

Want to join DANA?  You can sign up at the Urban Core Happy Hour, or you can click here to be directed to our Membership page to join now.

Membership includes free entry to Urban Core Happy Hours for one year after your sign up date!

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May Urban Core Happy Hour
When: Thursday, May 8, 2014 – 6:30pm-8:30pm
Sponsor: Alta’s Cafe
Where: Alta’s Cafe, 74 Trinity Street (right on Ladybird Lake!)

DANA Board Tours Capital Studios – Affordable Housing in Downtown Austin

Members of the DANA Board were invited to a hard hat tour of the new affordable housing project in downtown Austin, Capital Studios.

Capital Studios will have 135 efficiency apartments, with rents between $400-$600 (all bills paid), and will be located at the SW corner of  the intersection at 11th and Trinity.

In 2012, DANA wrote a letter of support to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the Capital Studios project.

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Board Members Jude Galligan, Warren James, Meredith Powell, and Matt Easterling

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Events and Road Closure Information – 3/1/2014 – 3/5/2014

Information provided by City of Austin.

Hang on to your hats ~ we’ve got a lot going on in Austin Texas this week!

Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Texas Independence Day 5K Run & Parade

10th Annual Texas Independence Day 5K Run coursing through downtown Austin to celebrate Texas Independence, raising money for the Celebrate Texas scholarship fund. Congress Ave. including Ann Richards Bridge closed between Barton Springs & 11th Street, 11th Street closed between Lavaca & Brazos. Partial closures Cesar Chavez – 11th Street between Colorado & Brazos. Closures will not affect the City Hall parking garage entrance/exit.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2nd Street Soundcheck

The 2ND Street District is proud to host 2ND Street Soundcheck for its third year! Join us for a full day of music, and local food, cold drinks, souvenirs, and sweet treats from more than 20 food vendors, restaurants and brands – all raising awareness and funds for Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease. 2nd Street closed between San Antonio & Colorado. Alternative Routes for Traffic: North/South: Colorado Street, Lavaca Street, Guadalupe Street – East/West: Cesar Chavez Street, 3rd Street to 11th Street. Closures will not affect the City Hall parking garage entrance/exit.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 5:00 p.m. – Sunday, March 2, 2014 – 5:00 a.m. Mardi Gras 2014

Full closure of 6th Street between Brazos & 35. Additional closures & possible closures identified on the affected area map (below).

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Zilker Kite Festival

Zilker Kite Festival is one of Austin’s best-known annual events. Held on the first Sunday of March, it is the kick-off to the hundreds of springtime activities in Austin. Everyone is welcome to attend (pets too!). There is no admission to attend or to participate in the contest. Most folks come out to see the spectacular sight of hundreds of kites in the sky and to enjoy a spring day in the park. Barton Springs Rd. closed between Columbus Dr. and Robert E. Lee, Stratford Dr. closed between Paige Dr. and Paige Dr. Zilker Park parking lot: Once it fills it will remain closed for the rest of the event: Shuttle Services will run from:

State Parking Garage “E” (16th and Colorado St.) –  Burger Center (3200 Jones Road)

  • Shuttle Service to event begins at 9:45 a.m.
  • Shuttle Service to event ends at 3:00 p.m.
  • Shuttle Service first arrival at event at 10:15 a.m.
  • Shuttle Service from event ends at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – 8:00 p.m. – Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – 3:00 a.m. Mardi Gras 2014

Full closure of 6th Street between Brazos & Hwy 35. Additional closures & possible closures identified on the affected area map (above).

And we can’t forget SXSW 2014 is right around the corner, March 7th-March 16th! Please keep in mind during this time that streets in the surrounding area will be more heavily trafficked than usual and parking in the City Hall garage will be at or near capacity throughout. Your patience during this time will be appreciated. See here for information about “Getting Around Austin” during SXSW:

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/getting-around-austin

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