austin small business

Toy Joy

We're proud of being 75% locally owned and operated. Stop by and meet the people that make The 2ND Street District Where Texas Warmth Meets Austin Cool.

How many years Have you been in business? In business for 26 years.

Why do you love what you do? There is nothing better than finding your inner child and having fun!

What’s the coolest thing about Austin? The coolest thing about Austin is it's eclectic indy spirit.

What’s your favorite product or menu item in your store or restaurant? Our favorite product (and everyone else's) is our riding Rody!

Tell us a fun fact about you or your business. Adults secretly love us just as much as kids!

Thank you, Toy Joy!

Be sure to check out Toy Joy during White Linen Night for their event: REBOOT 2.0, The Assemblages of Adam Miller at 6PM August 2ND!

Austin Rocks

We're proud of being 75% locally owned and operated. Stop by and meet the people that make The 2ND Street District Where Texas Warmth Meets Austin Cool.

How many years Have you been in business? In business for 3 years.

Why do you love what you do? We love meeting visitors and helping them find what's cool in Austin!

What’s the coolest thing about Austin? The coolest thing about Austin is its music and arts culture.

What’s your favorite product or menu item in your store or restaurant? Our favorite products are the ones created by local Austin artisans.

Tell us a fun fact about you/your business. Austin Rocks is a sister store to Austin's Wild About Music!!

Thank you, Austin Rocks!

Be sure to visit Austin Rocks on White Linen Night for cocktails and special end of season discounts!

The Bonneville

*We're proud of being 75% locally owned and operated. Stop by and meet the people that make The 2ND Street District Where Texas Warmth Meets Austin Cool. *

How many years Have you been in business? 1 and 1/2 years

Why do you love what you do? Because we have always loved bringing joy to people by cooking for them.

What’s the coolest thing about Austin? How fun loving and eclectic it is and how rapidly it's evolving.

What’s your favorite product or menu item in your store or restaurant? Chicken under a Brick ...and, no, you cannot keep the brick.

Tell us a fun fact about you or your business. We use actual bricks from the hardware store for the chicken.

Thank you, Jennifer and Chris from The Bonneville! Be sure to visit The Bonneville's tent at White Linen Night and sample their delectables.

Estilo

*We're proud of being 75% locally owned and operated. Stop by and meet the people that make The 2ND Street District Where Texas Warmth Meets Austin Cool. *

How many years have you been in business? 9 years...one of the "first" on 2nd Street :)

Why do you love what you do? Other than loving the fashion industry and discovering new, unique clothing and jewelry lines for men and women, we love helping people! Helping someone find the perfect outfit and becoming their go-to destination is extremely rewarding. We love meeting new people and love all of our loyal, local customers!

What’s the coolest thing about Austin? We love how supportive Austin is of the arts and anything local.

What’s your favorite product or menu item in your store or restaurant? We love Rory Beca's silk summer dresses. It's a staple in our wardrobes and our go-to for clients who need a cute date outfit. For men, any shirt by Theory--classic and perfectly tailored. They never go out of style :) We're also loving long beaded tassel necklaces. They spice up any outfit and are the perfect accessory!

Tell us a fun fact about you your business. For our White Linen Night event, we're showcasing local jewelry designer, Rebecca Brannan and local artist, Allyson Arnold.

Thank you, Stephanie and Erin at Estilo!

For more about White Linen Night, click here.

White Linen Night Goes Full Color In the 2ND Street District

Mike Johnston - TRUTH

Mike Johnston - TRUTH

 

What began in New Orleans as a way to celebrate local artists and lure residents into the streets, The 2ND Annual White Linen Night now beckons Austinites and city visitors to The 2ND Street District (2SD) for a night uniting the culinary and creative communities.

In addition to the ticketed wine & food pairing block party and the free in-store events throughout the 2SD, attendees will also be able to view the new public mural by a rising star in the art community, Mike Johnston.

Known also as "TRUTH," Johnston calls himself a street art evangelist spreading joy to the public. He has designed a piece to be located in the AMLI Downtown service court, located directly across the street from the entrance of W Austin

I am jazzed about creating a mural for the 2nd Street District. After having a few art shows in this area, I have really fallen in love with it! I’m hoping that the wall I’m painting will brighten someone’s day. Thank you to [2SD Management] for giving me the opportunity and crafting the lovable phrase that I am using as inspiration ‘Texas Warmth Meets Austin Cool!’
— Mike Johnston

The 2ND Street District prides itself on being the "best-in-class merchant district in the city, filled with Austin's finest retailers and restaurants. In addition to being devoted to nurturing local businesses and keeping Austin weird, you might not know that the 2SD is committed to continually focusing on and providing for its community, by way of free concerts and events, scholarship competitions, support of local non-profits, and now, by installing another work or public art to be unveiled on White Linen Night, August 2nd.

Please visit and enjoy!

Don't forget to let us in on the fun and tag #2NDStDistrict when you share your pics.