City Grant Will Support New Austin Restaurant

March 15, 2023


Lincoln Park’s popular Batter and Berries sit-down restaurant will open a second location in Austin through a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement approved by City Council today.

Planned for a vacant one-story building at 5924 W. Chicago Ave., the restaurant will be operated by Juan and Only LLC, serving breakfast and lunch during the day and catering to special events in the evening. The $3.2M project also includes an adjacent vacant building owned by the City at 5926 W. Chicago Ave., which will be acquired for its appraised value of $15,000 and rehabbed.

The $1.8M in TIF assistance will help pay for building rehabilitation costs.

The restaurant will contribute to Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West initiative along Austin’s “Soul City Corridor,” which is repurposing multiple underutilized sites with new retail amenities, mixed-income housing, streetscape amenities, and open spaces.

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