Chuy’s, the Austin-born, hugely popular Tex-Mex restaurant chain, does not open the previously announced location in East Austin in the upcoming Saltillo Square Developing more between I-35, 4th, 5th and Navasota streets.
The restaurant chain wasn’t “ready to take that leap into an urban project that comes so close to the original restaurant,” a Chuy representative told Eater. The person was referring to the Barton Springs Road location, which opened across the river in 1982.
The mixed-use Plaza Saltillo development has not yet officially opened, but several announced restaurants have already closed. The Southeast Asian seafood restaurant Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar in San Antonio disrupted the Austin expansion that would have been found in Saltillo. Neither the originally announced Stout Burgers and Beers from Los Angeles nor Austin Juicery.
The Japanese Gyu-Kaku grill chain and the San Diego-based kebab shop were recently announced for Plaza Saltillo. These include places in Austin like Dolce Neve, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and Whole Foods Market, among others.
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