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Ninety percent of Austin's live music venues are predicted to close permanently by Halloween, according to a survey of local businesses affected by COVID-19.


Live music venues and bars face the highest risk for closure, according to the survey, which was conducted by the University of Houston's Hobby School of Public Affairs.

Some iconic venues have already closed their doors, such as Threadgill's, Shady Grove, Barracuda, Scratchouse and Plush.

The June survey, first reported by the Austin Monitor, included responses from more than 1,000 business owners. The Austin Chamber of Commerce commissioned the survey.

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Bites & Sips: what's new in food and drink
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  • San Marcos favorite Industry Burger opens "mid-October" on E. 5th, featuring "low key healthy" Texas fare.
  • Cinnaholic at The Arboretum opens Friday, October 14, serving "create your own" cinnamon rolls and other sweet treats.
  • San Francisco's Marufuku Ramen opens next Wednesday, October 12, in the Mueller District.
  • Carpenter Hotel announces its popup food truck, Lil Carpenter, open Fri-Sun both ACL weekends, serving what you want, early to late, coffee to donuts, to dogs/burgers/fries/beer.
Airport braces for high traffic this month with ACL and F1 drawing in travelers

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With major entertainment events slated for October, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up for a busy month.

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