Food and Retail Concepts Announced for Terminal Expansion

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:42 pm

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Nineteen new food and retail concepts and brands, including local Austin culinary favorites along with nationally recognized labels, will join the Austin airport offerings to passengers as part of east terminal renovations and the 9-gate expansion project. Final Master Plan Workshop set for Sept. 26 and gate renumbering continues.

9-Gate Build Brings New Names, More Traveler Optionsparkside rendering

New concession concepts and specialty stores are coming to the Austin airport as part of the construction of the 9-gate expansion and renovations to the east side of the terminal. This will bring in new local favorites and new national store brands to the airport.

Austin City Kitchen is an action food hall concept with a live music performance stage. Operated by HMSHost, a new concessionaire partner, the food hall includes:

  • Austin Beer Drop, a draft beer taproom by Austin Beerworks
  • Hardies Fresh Food Market, a local produce and culinary souvenir shop
  • Noble Sandwich Co., a local from scratch made sandwich shop
  • Sushi-A-Go-Go by Kome, serving signature rolls, sashimi, and sushi.

 Other concepts introduced by the new concessionaire includes:

  • 24 Diner, a chef-inspired comfort food menu based on the 6th & Lamar Blvd. location
  • Jugo Juice, a Parkside Projects chef created grab-in-go foods, juices, and smoothies
  • Parkside, a restaurant inspired by Chef Shawn Cirkiel’s downtown East 6th St. location
  • Starbucks, a nationally branded coffee shop.

Concessionaire Paradies Lagardère new brands will include:salvation pizza rendering

  • Brighton Collections, accessories, women’s jewelry, and handbag boutique
  • CNBC news store, offering snacks, beverages, and basic travel essentials
  • Salvation Pizza, a local New Haven-style pizza kitchen with thin, hand-pounded crusts
  • The Scoreboard, an athletic retail shop.

Delaware North Company (DNC) is introducing:

  • Caffe’ Medici, a local specialty espresso and coffee house
  • Hammer Made, men’s clothing boutique
  • Toy Joy & Yummi Joy, specialty toys and nostalgic candy store.toy joy rendering

New concepts planned as part of the renovation and the terminal expansion includes:

  • XpresSpa, a massage, spa, hair, nail care service
  • James Avery, local artisan jewelry, charms, and pendants
  • InMotion, airport and premium electronics retailer
  • DutyFree shop

Venues that are opening a second location inside the Austin airport include:

  • Barton Springs Express, snacks, beverages, and basic travel items by Paradies Lagardère
  • Austin Chronicle, an Austin themed novelty and souvenir shop by DNC

Final Public Workshop for ABIA 2040 Master Plan on Sept. 26

The fourth and final public workshop for the ABIA 2040 Master Plan, is set for Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. Learn how the ABIA Planning team sees the airport in 20 years and engage with ABIA team members and staff. Learn more about the terminal, curbside, and transportation improvement options being recommended. The open house format workshop will be held at 2716 Spirit of Texas Drive – Room 174A. More information about the ABIA master plan can be found at Please email or call (512) 672-8721 for any questions you may have.

Final Phase IV Renumbering for Gates 1, 5-9 to Become 13-18map of gates

The final phase of gate renumbering is set to start the night of September 30, 2018, and be completed early morning October 1. In phase IV of gate renumbering at Austin’s airport, Gates 5-9 become Gates 14-18 and Gate 1 becomes Gate 13. Original gate numbers are being changed in multiple phases as part of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 9-gate expansion project.

The renumbering project began with the original Gate 25, which became Gate 34, on Aug. 1. The renumbering includes changes to all the numbers at the gates, on the concourse, jet bridges, jet parking and on the directional/wayfinding signs in the airport. Gates 2, 3 and 4 will remain unchanged until completion of the terminal expansion. After which, these gates will be relocated to the east end of the terminal expansion.