Jezebel’s replacement: The Grove hopes to find its groove on Austin’s Sixth St.

Jan Buchholz | Senior Staff Writer
Source: Austin Business Journal

The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen and the Lola Savannah Coffee Bar are headed to downtown Austin in the space currently occupied by Restaurant Jezebel.

The 6,900-square-foot indoor space and 2,100-square-foot patio are located on the ground floor of the Cirrus Logic building at 800 W. Sixth St.

“We’re so excited to open downtown with Cirrus Logic’s 600 employees and GSDM’s 500 employees” nearby, said Beth Selbe Lasita, co-founder of The Grove and Lola Savannah.

She and partners Reed Clemons and Matt Brandt operate locations on Bee Cave Road near Capital of Texas Highway and on RR 620 in Lakeway.

Details of why Restaurant Jezebel’s owner and chef Parind Vora is closing up shop weren’t immediately known. He also operated Bar Mirabeau and later Tapasitas at the same location, but those closed previously.

Michele Gary of ∫ represented Cirrus Logic, which built the 135,000-square-foot headquarters building, including public restaurant space. It opened in 2012.

Jason Faludi of Aquila Commercial represented The Grove partnership.

“Jason brought the deal to us and we feel that this particular area is starving for causal dining. We offer over 100 wines and we have an extensive gluten-free and vegan menu,” Lasita said.

The downtown location also will include a full bar.

Gary said the deal came together very quickly.

“The Endeavor retail team was recently presented with the opportunity to locate the replacement tenant and proposed a strategy to seek out one of Austin’s top-tier restaurant groups, who could provide an all day experience through breakfast, lunch and dinner for the employees of Cirrus Logic and equally important had the menu and following to knock it out of the park when it came to the mass employees and residents of downtown,” Gary said.

Lasita is hopeful to open in May.

Since Lasita is the founder and operator of Pinnacle Construction of Austin Inc. she’s hopeful that construction delays will be kept to a minimum. Though the cool Grove vibe will be brought to bear on the new space, most of the changes are merely cosmetic, Lasita said.

Jan Buchholz covers commercial and residential real estate, construction and architecture and retail and restaurants for the Austin Business Journal.