AUSTIN (KXAN) — Supply chain issues, soaring rents and a changing culture are among the reasons owners cited as what drove them to close the doors of these iconic Austin businesses. Here are a few that Austinites will undoubtedly miss in the New Year.
La Mexicana Bakery
After more than three decades in business, Jesús Martinez Becerra decided to close his south Austin Baker, La Mexicana Bakery, in February.
At the time, Becerra said he chose to close the doors because his dreams were elsewhere, and running a bakery is no easy job.
El Mercado’s Lavaca St. Location
Though not closed entirely, after serving customers for decades on Lavaca Street, the Tex-Mex restaurant location shut its doors due to challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Historic Landmark Commission discussed the history of the building and whether to preserve it. The commission ultimately approved the demolition…