Sleep Inn & Suites Austin - Northeast
8410 Highway 290 East
Austin, TX 78724
Phone: (512) 524-5400
Fax: (512) 524-5401
Highland Mall is a large shopping center serving the North Austin area. One of the better malls in the city, Highland features a good mix of upscale and inexpensive vendors. Popular stores include Dillard's, Foleys, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Guess, The Gap and Gap Kids, Express, Wet Seal, The Nature Company, James Avery and more. The highlight of the food court is local favorite Amy's Ice Cream. A great place to spend an afternoon, you are sure to find a broad array of items you cannot do without.
This locally owned store has kept big and tall Austin men fashionably dressed for over ten years. There is a full line of clothing in various styles, from Tommy Hilfiger shirts to Levi's to Dockers and Sansabelt slacks. Pant sizes generally begin at 34" waist and 34" inseam and they're priced in a range from around $40 to around $80. Shirts, in sizes from 17" neck and 34" sleeve to 22" neck and 37" sleeve. Personalized fitting and dressing service is offered at Jay Stevens Apparel for Big or Tall Men for those who need it.
This market offers multicultural ethnic apparel and groceries. Get out your worldly cookbooks and you will find the ingredients in this market. It carries Halal/Kosher meat including goat, lamb, beef and chicken. You may purchase calling cards for India, Pakistan, Africa, Asia, Bangladesh, Turkey, Greece and the Middle East. The store boasts about its low prices and the largest selection of basmati rice. Located in the North Park Center next to Dollar General.
This store is recognized as a haven for golf aficionados, and the headquarters of this national chain are based right here in Austin. This huge showroom houses an extensive collection of golf equipment, clothing, accessories, instructional books and videos. Also on location is the 41-acre campus of the Harvey Penick Golf Academy, named one of the top 25 instructional schools by GOLF Magazine. A second location at 10001 Research Boulevard offers a more limited selection.
Missing the games that you played way back in your teens? Head to the Game Over Videogames and browse through their delightful retro video games collection. Apart from video games, it also stocks accessories like Xbox and stuff like funky collectibles and printed t-shirts. Also, Game Over Videogames hosts gaming tournaments and similar events. The shop also purchases old and vintage video games. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Upon viewing the curious building that houses Room Service Vintage, complete with a rooftop sculpture of a large, purple easy chair, aficionados of retro chic will feel right at home. The furniture department offers the most interesting items in the store. In fact, you will often find some of them reserved as movie props for locally produced films. It also offers a fairly small collection of vintage men's and women's clothing. Whimsical knickknacks from yesteryear abound.
Fabulous clothes are available at bargain prices at this store. Blue Velvet specializes in vintage clothing for men and women. Step into clothes from the 1940s to the 1970s. From Hawaiian shirts to swanky hats and ties, one will never be disappointed here. The big sellers seem to be pea coats, golf and bowling shirts and racing jackets. You'll also find small furniture items and knick-knacks. The shop has also been voted as one of the best thrift shops by various publications, including the Austin Chronicle.
Out of the several locations in Austin, this Half Price Books is understandably the most artsy and intellectual, given its location just off The Drag and a stone's throw from the University of Texas. A bargain-hunter and book-lover's paradise, the store is arranged into sub-shops, each devoted to a category of books. This isn't the place to find the most up-to-the-minute best-seller or the latest entry in Oprah's Book Club, but it is the spot for an out-of-print, hardbound copy of "The Catcher in the Rye", at half off the cover price. CDs, cassettes and other forms of music, even a huge collection of LPs, can be found in another room. Sit on the floor with a book or search the racks of albums for the one that got warped in high school. Loitering is encouraged. The staff is uniformly well-read and helpful, and they will search the store computer for a specific title upon request.
In operation for around a quarter of a century, this is one of Texas' oldest and largest feminist bookstores. Featuring classic and cutting edge books by women and for women, this store offers a reading experience like no other. Subject matter ranges from fiction, feminist theory, women's health and psychology, Latina and Chicano books, to spirituality. You will also discover a selection of feminist-minded stickers, T-shirts, pride jewelry, videos and music. Look for author readings and other special events, as this is one business that makes itself part of the community at large.
If you're looking for something boozy to drink, Twin Liquors has probably got it. From its huge location in the Hancock Center, the liquor store is packed full of liquors and beers, and rows upon rows of wines from around the world. Specials on liquors are all over, especially when you buy any two of the same bottle—twins, get it? Twin Liquors has a wide variety of price points, so you'll be able to find inexpensive wines, or some that cost hundreds of dollars if you want to splurge. In-store events include special wine- and beer-tastings and demonstrations. A knowledgeable staff can help you find just what you’re looking for or make suggestions on something new.
The name of this CD and vinyl shop might as well be Rap Mania, with the largest selection of that particular genre in Austin. Houston rap artists like Easy Southern Gangster and Screw lead the pack in record sales. You will also find cassettes, 45's, posters and T-shirts of popular artists. Listening stations are few, but always supplied with the latest urban beats. Do not forget to browse the affordable but collectible vinyl, including some gems from the world of jazz, soul and R&B. There are also CD sections reserved for country, blues, folk and bluegrass. A parent or guardian must accompany a child under the age of 10 in this shop. Located next to Fiesta in the Delwood Shopping Center.
A certain unwritten city ordinance says, when in Austin, you must play guitar. If you need help getting started, head to this guitar school for the best local instruction. The instructional staff includes seventeen experienced guitarists, most formally trained, who teach all styles of picking, from classical and Latin to folk and pop. Also learn fingering style, sight-reading and improvisation. Group instruction in beginning blues and beginning bass is available through the University of Texas.