Easy Tiger to take over South Austin’s shuttered Red’s Porch location
Later this year, a new part of Austin will have ready access to the baked goods and beer that Easy Tiger has become known for.
The local bakery and beer garden with two other brick-and-mortar locations, as well as one inside a Cedar Park grocery store, has taken over the massive, multi-level space in South Austin that Red’s Porch vacated late last year. The new Easy Tiger will open its 15,000 sq. ft. of space by the end of 2020, according to an Austin Business Journal article.
Expect it to have similar vibes to the original East Sixth Street location, which overlooks Waller Creek — from the second floor of Easy Tiger’s upcoming South Lamar location, you’ll be able to see, as you could when it was Red’s Porch, sprawling views of the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Hill Country. There will be a beer garden and another area to watch live music and televised events, according to the ABJ.
All of it will be designed by the Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, the architect behind such evocative Austin spaces as La Condesa, Uchi and Uchiko, and the South Congress Hotel.
Of course, the newest Easy Tiger, to be located at 3508 S. Lamar Blvd., will also be a working bakery, with more breadmaking workshops to boot.
Having the additional location will expand baking operations, both for on-site consumption and wholesale purchasing. Overseen by founder and head baker David Norman, Easy Tiger’s bakeries will always be found at the beer garden locations. (There’s a smaller Easy Tiger space inside Whole Foods’ 365 store as well.) Most recently, the brand opened at the Linc in North Austin.
But according to the ABJ, the South Lamar location won’t be Easy Tiger’s last. It will eventually be a nationwide concept, though there’s no timeline for anything beyond the South Austin spot.