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The airports first Starbucks is now open near Gate 15, just beyond Checkpoint 1.

Four concessionaire concepts have opened at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, including two Starbucks locations and three local Austin favorites 24 Diner, Salvation Pizza and Parkside. Runway to Opportunities, a workshop to discuss how to prepare for future procurement opportunities, has been set for Feb. 19.

Certification, procurement opportunities for business owners at “Runway to Opportunities” workshop

On Feb. 19, the City of Austin’s Aviation Department and the Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) hosted workshops on certification processes and how to prepare for upcoming procurement opportunities. At these events, attendees learned tips on preparing for contracting opportunities within Austin-Bergstrom as well as becoming a registered Minority-Owned (MBE), Women-Owned (WBE) or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).  

Two workshops were held at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, as well as a webinar session. 

Starbucks opens at Austin airport just beyond Checkpoint 1smbr

Starbucks officially opened two locations at Austin-Bergstrom last month. One Starbucks location is near Gate 15 and directly across from TSA Checkpoint 1 while the second location is next to Baggage Claim 1 on the lower level. Starbucks’ hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Concessionaire HMSHost operates both Starbucks locations. The project architect was Red Architecture + Planning, with DPR Construction serving as the general contractor for the 544 square foot location.

24 Diner brings signature dishes to AUS location24 diner

24 Diner, a popular Austin- based classic restaurant, is now open at the Austin airport. Located across from Gate 12, the 2,645 square-foot 24 Diner brings to its signature menu items chicken & waffles, bacon avocado burger, and the fried chicken sandwich, dressed on a milk bun with apricot slaw and chipotle remoulade.

With an eclectic Austin style, the airport location menu includes huge chopped salads, frittatas and a long list of milkshakes such as coconut cream, espresso, and bananas foster. The 410 square-foot bar also features a live music performance stage located at the rear of the restaurant. Red Architecture + Planning was the project architect while DPR Construction handled the assembling.

Salvation Pizza dishing out pie by the slicessalvation pizza

Salvation Pizza officially opened its Austin-Bergstrom location on Dec. 13 after conducting a brief soft opening. The pizza parlor is located near Gate 11 with hours operating from 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Salvation serves breakfast starting at 4:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch from 10:30 a.m. until their 8 p.m. closing time. Their menu ranges from pizza by the slice to Stromboli and beverages.

Along with the newly opened AUS location, Salvation Pizza also has two other Austin locations: one on Rainey St. and on Rock Rose Ave. Concessionaire Paradies Lagardère is the operator; the project architect was STANTEC with Schaffer Construction as the general contractor.

Parkside brings design and variety to the Austin airportparkside

Parkside has recently unveiled a new location at Austin-Bergstrom within the 9-gate expansion located below the Delta Sky Club. It comes in as the second Parkside restaurant to open in Austin, with its flagship location on 6th Street. Parkside serves a wide range of food options from seafood, sandwiches, salads, and breakfast. Hours of operation, (subject to change), are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, with breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Parkside houses two TVs as well as a full-service bar. In addition to the alcohol beverages, Parkside also has a raw bar that features shrimp cocktails, ceviche oyster platters, crab fritters and more.

Concessionaire HMSHost operates Parkside. Red Architecture + Planning was the architect and DPR Construction was the general contractor.

David West, Aviation Communications Intern contributed to this article.

 

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This blog is regularly updated to inform travelers and the public of the latest construction activities at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Information ranges from customer service improvements to changes in travel processes.

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