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The Market District is located in the southwest corner of downtown Austin.

http://www.austinmarketdistrict.com/

The Market District is centered around Whole Foods 80,000 sf flagship store and corporate headquarters which opened in the spring of 2005.

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Recent News

USA Today:

A whole new ballgame in grocery shopping

About Whole Foods and their new store.

News 8 Austin: Whole Foods' success contagious

The old Whole Foods store across the street is set for redevelopment. It will contain space for 8-10 retail/resteraunts with REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) and Anthroplogie already announced. A 5-story 80 ft. tall tower will also be built. However plans have already been scaled back, the tower was originally planned at 120 ft. and a plans for a theater have been cancelled.

Recent News:

Austin Business Journal: Schlosser downsizes plans for Sixth and Lamar

The Austin Chronicle: The Future of Sixth and Lamar

Austin Business Journal: REI will add a wrinkle to Market District retail adventure

Other recently completed projects in the Market District:

5th and Lamar - 90,000 sf project anchored by Office Max, Powerhouse Gym, and Starbucks Coffee.

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Image from Schlosser Development Corp.

Austin City Lofts - 14 stories, 82 residential units

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Plans are moving forward to replace the old Whole Foods store at the northeast corner of Lamar and Sixth streets. The outdoors store REI will have a 23,000 sf store and Anthropologie will also have a 12,700 sf store. REI plans to be open on November 3rd.

Elsewhere on the site, Austin-based Schlosser Development Corp. plans to build a three-story building with 32,000 square feet of office and retail space. The building would replace one that is the former home the KVET radio station.

Austin American-Statesman: Developer moves forward with REI store in downtown

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