Seaholm District

JC20160627_3090Formerly the site of a power plant, the build-out of the Seaholm District is nearly completed. The old power plant building was renovated last year and now houses offices for athenahealth and Umbel. Trader Joe’s Seaholm has been open for over a year now. People are filling up the condos at the 30-story Seaholm Residences.


True Food Kitchen opened a few months ago on the first floor of the condo high-rise. As is typical with new Austin restaurants, this place is very popular and can get crowded, especially for dinner.


This coming week, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill is opening in the northwest corner of the power plant building. I bet this establishment will be packed, too.


Both restaurants have outdoor covered patios that overlook a spacious plaza. It looks like at least two other restaurants are under construction at Seaholm. That plaza seems like a perfect spot for some live music, although nothing has been announced yet.


A color-shifting metallic mural called Golden Afternoon adorns the stairwell leading to the underground parking area. With a variety of restaurants and validated parking, it’s easy to imagine how the Seaholm District could become a popular downtown destination.

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