Retail Roundup: Shady Hollow Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Shady Hollow homeowners have a lot of choices for nearby shopping and dining. Less than 10 minutes away, Escarpment Village, Austin’s first green retail center features rainwater-harvesting cisterns and solar panels, as well as more than 25 shops and stores. Some of the most popular retailers include a “hybrid” HEB, which incorporates many of the gourmet aspects of Central Market, in addition to Starbucks, Oasis Day Spa, Massage Envy, Eye Tech Optometry, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Allstate Insurance, an Animal Hospital and Tomlinson’s Pet Supplies, among others.

Escarpment Village also has six restaurants. For a casual meal, locals have a choice of several beloved Austin institutions such as Torchy’s Tacos, Waterloo Ice House, or Kerbey Lane Cafe (famous for their pancakes and Bacon Pesto chicken with parmesan mashed potatoes); for dessert, there’s ice cream at D’Lites, which boasts 150 gluten-free, naturally flavored varieties.

Whole Foods Market and Mandola’s Italian Market

Also about 10 minutes from Shady Hollow is the 70-acre, 365,000-square-foot Shops at Arbor Trails, a two-time recipient of the “Best Real Estate” Award from the Austin Business Journal.

Locals enjoy convenient access to more than 30 stores and businesses, including Pure Bikram Yoga, Costco, Healthy Pet, Staples, The Dental Centre, and Lane Chiropractic (among others), as well as 10 restaurants. Locals also flock to the 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods; in addition to its wide variety of organic groceries, the store hosts movie nights, local brewery tastings, live music, and kids’ cooking classes.

Culinary lovers can also shop Mandola’s Italian Market for their vast array of imported products.

Even More Stores and Restaurants Nearby

For a more extensive shopping spree, Southpark Meadows is only about 10 minutes away, and features 99 stores and 29 restaurants — enough to keep shoppers busy for an entire day. Some of the more popular stores include Ross, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Dress Barn, JCPenney, Lane Bryant, Marshall’s, Men’s Wearhouse, Office Max, Payless Shoes, Pet Smart, SuperTarget, Hobby Lobby, Ashley Furniture, as well as Walmart, Sam’s Club and many more.

Southpark also features a variety of restaurants, including the authentic Tex-Mex of Serranos; mouth-watering steak, chicken and fish at the Longhorn Steakhouse; and popular favorites Chili’s, Trudy’s and TGI Friday’s, among others. For a dinner and movie date night, locals take advantage of the 14-screen Cinemark movie theater followed by something sweet from Amy’s Ice Cream. Both are also conveniently located in Southpark.

Finally, two more major shopping malls — Barton Creek Square Mall and Sunset Valley Market Fair — are both also about 10 minutes away. Together they include more than 260 stores and restaurants.