Located between I-35 and Pleasant Valley Road, E. Cesar Chavez significantly contributes to Austin’s cultural identity. E. Cesar Chavez is home to a diverse business community including Hispanic cuisine and many other restaurants and food trucks, art galleries, piñata shops, hair salons, boutique shops, fitness studios, community and religious services, and many more.
E. Cesar Chavez businesses have been collaborating with Soul-y Austin to identify the opportunities and challenges of their district in the hopes of creating a collective vision that will position them to further form an E. Cesar Chavez merchants association that advocates for the district. Outreach in the E. Cesar Chavez area began in September 2016 and, so far, over fifteen (15) businesses have participated in the district meetings including Mission Funeral Home, East 1st Grocer, Juniper, Rural Rooster, SprATX, and Craftsman, among others.
Businesses along the corridor continue to collaborate with Soul-y Austin as they focus on developing a vision that will guide their business community. If you are a business owner in the E. Cesar Chavez District and you are interested in joining the efforts, please contact Nicole.Klepadlo@austintexas.gov.