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Prime downtown Austin waterfront property goes up for sale as longtime ad agency moves on
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The Sherry Matthews Group, an ad agency, has decided to sell the 7,500-square-foot office building it has been in for 20 years.


The agency said in an announcement that, as a result of lessons learned during the pandemic, employees would continue working from home while the company moves to a smaller space where groups of workers could gather at different times.

No price has been announced for the .6 -acre site at 200 S. Congress Ave., but it is valued at $3.78 million by the Travis County Central Appraisal District.

As firms delay returning to offices, the impact on the downtown office real estate market has yet to be seen.

The nearby Austin American-Statesman property is slated for development into a massive mixed-use project.

Agency owner Sherry Matthews made a statement in the announcement.

"We've had many team members who primarily worked from home for years ... But I had always thought that most of the Creative, Account Service, Media and other departments had to be in the office working together to provide stellar service to our clients. This pandemic has taught us just the opposite. The process has been seamless, and our staff is flourishing working remotely. They appreciate recovering additional personal time by not spending hours each day behind the wheel in traffic. They like the quiet time to reflect, write, and work without interruptions."

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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.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 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