Philadelphia based clothing chain Urban Outfitters is looking to expand its operations into the restaurant industry with plans to open two unique restaurant and bar concepts in Austin. While the concepts do not yet have names, they are set to open on Austin's Guadalupe Street, also known as "the Drag."
The concepts' location are in close proximity to the University of Texas campus and the retailer has already purchased the leases for five retails spaces on the same street in the hopes of launching an Urban Outfitters 'mega-center' nearby. This move is not Urban Outfitter's first entry into the food industry as the chain currently hosts The Gorbals restaurant inside its Brooklyn location.
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