Congratulations to Stubbs BBQ Sauce on their recent sale for $100M!

Congratulations to longtime Austin barbecue sauce maker, Stubbs BBQ Sauce, on their recent sale for $100M!

Under the all-cash deal, Baltimore-based McCormick plans to acquire 100 percent of Austin-based One World Foods Inc., the seller of Stubb’s sauces, marinades and rubs. The sale is expected to close in July and McCormick intends to maintain the headquarters of Stubb’s in Texas. The deal does not affect the Stubb’s restaurant and live music venue downtown. Continue reading

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1 million square feet of office, multifamily, retail projects lined up at The Domain

homeaway-web-2-exterior 750xx800-450-0-96The Domain continues to draw new development — almost as much as downtown Austin, which is undergoing its own unprecedented construction activity.

Projects at The Domain in North Austin near Braker Lane and North MoPac Expressway range from a four-story Restoration Hardware store to an 11-story, 300,000-square-foot office building to an upscale multifamily development.

Developers include Austin veteran companies HPI Real Estate Services and Investments and Endeavor Real Estate Group. Here’s a look at what’s in play: Read full article>>

Another downtown Austin site to go vertical; office, shops and parking planned

FrankparkinglotBrandywine Realty Trust, a big East Coast real estate company, continues to nab market share in Austin and has a downtown development on the drawing board.

An office, parking and retail structure is in play at 405 Colorado St., just south of the Frank hot dog restaurant. The company has issued a request for proposals to engineering companies, according to sources. The site is one of the few remaining surface parking lots downtown.

Specific details — including height and design — of the project have not been determined, but the Pennsylvania-based company purchased the property April 9, according to spokesman Brian Dolezal.

The property is not in the Capitol View Corridor, a restrictive development ordinance which protects views of the State Capitol and usually limits how tall or wide a structure can be built. Often that issue comes into play when determining the capacity to develop a downtown site. Read full article>>

Loyalty deserves a reward. Trade in your HP Designjet and get cash back through June 30th.



Trade in now, get cash back.

If you have an HP Designjet 5000 or 5500 series printer, HP is rewarding your loyalty by providing the opportunity to trade it in for a qualifying new HP Designjet or Latex printer and get cash back.

During the HP Designjet Loyalty Spring promotion (April 1, 2015–June 30, 2015),  you can get a $1,000 cash-back, mail-in rebate when you trade in your old HP Designjet 5000 or 5500 series printer and purchase or lease a qualifying new HP Designjet Z6800 60-inch Photo Production Printer, HP Designjet Z6600 60-inch Production Printer, HP Designjet Z6200 42-inch Photo Production Printer, HP Latex 310 Printer or HP Latex 330 Printer. See chart for a complete list of eligible products.  Download full details>>

Hotels to the Rescue

The Chicago Motor Club building in downtown Chicago once bustled with the excitement of travelers picking up TripTiks before they embarked on cross-country journeys in their Edsels and Packards. The classic Art Deco building, designed by the architecture firm Holabird & Root and erected in 1928, inspired travelers with its sleek, clean design, and the giant U.S. map mural in the lobby revealed the opportunities of the open roads. Continue reading

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A History of Graphic Design As Told By 18 Classic Posters

1237901778426625424GIFs are funny but fleeting; websites might convey more information—but if you really want to make a point, you design a poster. A new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt focuses on the cultural impact of this persuasive graphic design medium and the science behind what makes posters in particular pack their visual punch.

125 posters from the Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection are featured in How Posters Work, which opens at the New York museum on May 7. “A true visual feast,” says director Caroline Baumann, from the “hard-edged designs of Ladislav Sutnar to the ever popular psychedelic posters of the 1960s, which epitomize sensory overload.” Read full article>>