Three airport concession renovation and construction projects are aiming for an end of summer completion. The steel structure for the retail building is forming and visible at the site. Fine art photography from Del Valle students brightens construction walls.
Three airport restaurant concepts aim for end of summer completion
Pushing forward to complete construction on three high-profile concession concepts by the end of summer, contractors are advancing with work on Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, I VINI Italian Market and Second Bar + Kitchen to update food amenities and options in the Barbara Jordan Terminal.
Doubling in size, longtime Austin airport favorite Salt Lick Bar-B-Que is nearly 90-percent complete with the installation of kitchen equipment, electrical, plumbing work. Framing and the anticipated installation of the new marque sign will be soon underway for the nearly 1,454 square feet that will open between Gates 12-13.
A new market I VINI, the first mid-concourse planned restaurant that will operate from Gates 20-23, is nearly 80-percent complete. The Italian food and espresso café is currently finishing up plumbing and electrical work.
The I VINI concept was founded by local Annie’s Café’ & Bar owner Love Nance, who has an Annie’s restaurant on N. Congress Ave in downtown Austin along with an airport location. The Salt Lick, along with its airport location is an Austin area barbeque favorite with stores Driftwood and Round Rock, Texas. Both I VINI’s and Salt Lick will be operated by airport concessionaire Delaware North
Second Bar + Kitchen is nearly 70-percent complete after completing kitchen preparations. Located near Gate 6, plumbing and wall framing work is currently on-going. The airport location is a concept from the popular Second Street District in downtown Austin is noted for its Congress Burger and crafted cocktails. It will be operated by airport concessionaire Paradies Lagardere.
Structural skeleton visible on retail development
After completing the foundation stage for the main building at ABIA Retail, structural steel forming the skeleton of the retail building is now visible. The retail space is located off Presidential Drive, the main entry roadway to the Barbara Jordan Terminal. Once finished, it will include a temporary cell phone lot, gas station, restaurant and convenience store, playground and electric vehicle fast charging stations.
Del Valle ISD student photography displayed on construction walls
To liven up the I VINI mid-concourse construction walls from Gates 20-23, “Austin In Bloom!” fine art photographs of flora and fauna of the Texas Hill Country, from Del Valle High School digital photography students are on display. The art, created by ninth – twelfth graders at the school are also digitally shown on the flight arrival and departure monitors in baggage claim and past Checkpoint 1.
Construction complete for pet boarding services at Bark & Zoom
Bark & Zoom, a 13,000 square feet covered valet parking and pet hotel complex in Austin opened on Sat., May 14. The development located at 2601 Cardinal Loop from SH71 is open 24-hours with 153 parking spots for Austin airport travelers.
Veterinarian services for dogs and cats are available. Along with a doggie pool, a pet hotel with suite services that includes webcam and streaming television services, passengers can park at the facility, drop off their pets and take a shuttle to the Barbara Jordan Terminal.
Scott Airport Parking, recently opened the 2,000 parking operations Park & Zoom near the Airport Hilton, operates the parking. Austin-based Taurus Academy operates the pet hotel.