New businesses coming to Chicago Avenue

Austin native Marseil Jackson plans to open an art gallery, wellness lounge and recording studio along a stretch of Chicago Avenue being developed as the Soul City Corridor. He’s purchased a vacant building in the 5800 block of Chicago Avenue to house Soul City Studios, which after renovations he aims to open early next year.

Hundreds turned out for the Austin P.O.W.E.R 5k

“This was a growth year for us,” said Malcolm Crawford, race organizer and executive director of the Austin African American Business Networking Association. “We’re looking for bigger and better next year. We got a lot of good experience this year, so we are looking forward to next year.”

Stop by Austin networking event

All are invited to the Aug. 7 event, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Loretto Hospital, 645 S. Central Ave. Participating organizations include: AAABNA, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin Coming Together, North Avenue Business Association, West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, West Side Business Network and Westside Men’s Network.