Something brewing in Austin

Urban Essentials Coffee Cafe, 5300 W. Chicago Ave., held a soft opening on Juneteenth, with plans for a formal grand opening sometime in mid-July. But in the meantime, the Cafe is still open for business.

Support Austin businesses

Stop by Jamaican Grill, at 5241 W. Chicago Ave., from 12 to 8 p.m. for its grand opening. Between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. there will be black economic empowerment rally (B.E.E.R.) in the heart of the Soul City Corridor.

Austin chamber opening new office

The office at 5400 W. Madison St. will be open three days a week. There are three new part-time employees to help business owners apply for grants and other funding opportunities.