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Shopkeep Austin: Alexia Brown, Byron & Blue

June 27, 2016 BY CAPSULE

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A move west inspired the opening of this wonder-filled shop. After working for a small app company in Chicago, Alexia Brown made her way to Texas and realized her dream of owning a boutique. She opened Byron & Blue in 2014 after a chance encounter with the perfect space. “When I found out the space next door to my favorite coffee shop and craft beer bar was available, I knew it was fate,” said Alexia.

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“We even put a door between the two businesses so that customers can bring their coffee or beer in while they shop.” The shop is filled with treasures from independent makers, like enamel pins by People I’ve Loved, rosemary smudge sticks from Fig & Moss, wall hangings by Little Feral, and furniture from Cast + Crew.

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“Austin is the perfect place to run your own business,” said Alexia. “This town breeds entrepreneurs and loves to support small businesses.” As evidenced by the beautiful goods in her shop, this East Austin resident is an expert curator with fantastic taste, so her list of neighborhood go-tos is definitely not to be

missed.

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Brew & Brew
Great coffee, great beer, and it’s attached to Byron & Blue!
500 San Marcos St.

Aro
A one stop shop for all lovely things! She shares her new location with Passport Vintage.
906 E. 5th St.

Weather Up
Perfect for grabbing drinks after work. It has a great vibe and dreamy outdoor space.
1808 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Bufalina
The best Neapolitan pizza in a super cozy spot. I could eat here everyday.
1519 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Pueblo Viejo
Taco trailer with my favorite tacos in town.
907 E. 6th St.