St. Elmo’s Market and Lofts clears big hurdle; Saxon Pub could join the mix

November 20th, 2014|

St. Elmo's Market and Lofts clears big hurdle; Saxon Pub could join the mix Nov 20, 2014 - Jan Buchholz, Austin Business Journal St. Elmo's Markets and Lofts — the ambitious plan to build a mixed-use project on South Congress Avenue with a public market and music venue — passed a major hurdle Thursday afternoon when the Austin City Council approved a necessary rezoning by a vote of 5-2. A likely addition to the mix since the project was first announced will be the relocation of The Saxon Pub, the popular live music venue on Lamar Boulevard. Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo voted against the proposal that would convert an 9.5-acre industrial parcel into a condo development that would incorporate a music venue and a public market on par with Pike Place in Seattle or Quincy Market in Boston. Eventually a boutique hotel would be added. "Having this pass on consent agenda was the least likely [...]