Monday May 9th 2011 Mixer

Join Donna Taylor (Little City owner), Rebecca Melancon (Executive Director, AIBA)

and Liveable City Board members to say a reluctant farewell and thank you to Little
City. Rebecca will provide an update on the city’s comprehensive planning process from
the AIBA perspective and how the plan ties to the IBIZ districts and the larger role of
independent businesses in our city.

Little City is closing their doors on May 13th, after 18 years on Congress Avenue (a private
entity has purchased their building and will not be renewing their lease). Little City’s
Donna Taylor pioneered the sidewalk cafe concept in Austin, working with the city
council to change ordinances to allow tables and chairs to be placed on the sidewalks
along Congress Avenue. At the time they moved into a space left vacant by a victim of the
savings and loan crisis, there was a 40% occupancy rate along Congress Avenue. Little
City’s Donna Taylor – “We have enjoyed supporting and being a part of the local business
movement and the Austin community through providing jobs and opportunities to the
highly educated and motivated Austin workforce that is truly an Austin phenomenon”.

May 09, 2011 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Little City Expresso Bar & Café
916 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
United States
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Will you come?