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Facebook's Meta signs for Austin's tallest tower in largest downtown lease to date​

Sixth of Guadelupe, Austin's soon-to-be tallest tower, will lease all 33 of its commercial floors to Facebook parent company Meta. (Sixth and Guadalupe)

Tech powerhouse Meta, Facebook's parent company, has signed for all commercial space in what will soon be Austin's tallest tower.


The multibillion-dollar company will soon have a new home at Sixth of Guadalupe, a 66-story tower slated to be completed by 2023, according to a report by the Austin Business Journal. According to ABJ, the deal was inked Dec. 31 and is downtown Austin's largest lease ever, spanning across 33 floors and 589,000 square feet.

Meta, which was rebranded from its original social media site moniker Facebook in 2021, hopes to add 400 more employees to its thousands-strong Austin workforce. ABJ reported that the company had 2,000 employees in Austin in July 2021.

“We first came to Austin over 10 years ago with just seven employees, now over 2,000 of us are proud to call Austin home. We’re committed to Austin and look forward to growing here together,” Meta's Katherine Shappley, head of Austin's office, said in a statement.

The confirmation comes after a year of rumors that Meta would ink a deal at Sixth of Guadalupe. The company has also hinted that it would hold onto its 256,600 square-foot office in the Third + Shoal tower, as well as its floors at the 300 West Sixth tower and 320,000 square-foot office at the Domain 12 tower.

At 66 floors tall, Sixth and Guadalupe will surpass the "Jenga" tower and will also include 349 residential units when it is completed in 2023.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

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🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway