In Progress: Paperboy's Second Location Takes Shape on South Lamar

At ECI, we're thrilled to be part of Paperboy's exciting journey. This Austin culinary gem is known for its mouthwatering breakfast sandwiches and welcoming atmosphere. After transitioning from a humble food truck to a beloved brick-and-mortar spot in East Austin, Paperboy is expanding again! We are proud to be the general commercial contractor for their newest venture at 1401 South Lamar Blvd.

A New Chapter for Paperboy

The new Paperboy location will occupy a 4,000 SF space on the first floor of a newly constructed multi-story building. This project involves a remodel and first-generation tenant finish-out, transforming the space into a specialty breakfast and lunch restaurant. The new location will feature a charming outdoor covered patio for dining, complemented by a stylish and comfortable indoor setting. 

Paperboy South Lamar Interior Progress
Paperboy South Austin Interior Progress
Paperboy South Lamar Interior Progress
Paperboy South Austin Interior Progress

Overcoming Challenges in a Bustling Downtown Location

Constructing an upscale restaurant in downtown Austin's bustling area presents challenges and opportunities. The location within a new multi-story residential building adds a layer of complexity, requiring seamless coordination with multiple general contractors. One contractor constructed the building shell, which controls the site, while another completed the building's interior. Our role involves meticulous coordination with both to ensure that Paperboy’s vision is flawlessly realized.

One of the particularly complex challenges we've navigated is obtaining clear structural capacity information from the various contractors involved. This was crucial for supporting the restaurant's design, including installing booths on a raised concrete platform. Through diligent communication and problem-solving, we ensured the project's smooth progression.

Paperboy South Lamar Exterior Rendering
Paperboy South Lamar Exterior Rendering

Enhancing Community Access to Culinary Delights

The new Paperboy location on South Lamar will bring several long-term benefits to the client and the local community. For Paperboy, this second location in a densely populated area of Austin opens up new opportunities to serve more patrons. The placement within a multi-story residential building means that residents will have convenient access to a top-notch dining experience without leaving their building. The restaurant will also be a delightful addition for those living nearby, offering a new, vibrant breakfast, lunch, or dinner option.

It is a privilege to be working with a client like the Paperboy Restaurant Team and the Chioco Design Team to bring about their newest location in the heart of Austin. Paperboy has chosen us for their second location, in a dense, thriving part of central Austin, located at 1402 South Lamar Blvd. We look forward to helping them develop this new location in an active community. This will be a Breakfast, Brunch, and Cocktail restaurant, with a modern flair. There will be interior dining and a generous patio for outdoor seating.
Gene Lewis, ECI

Commitment to Excellence: Building a Better Austin

As with all our projects, ECI is dedicated to delivering exceptional quality and fostering strong partnerships. The Paperboy project is not just another construction assignment; it’s a collaboration that reflects our commitment to enhancing the Austin community. 

We invite you to follow our progress and witness how we bring this exciting new location to life, reinforcing ECI’s role as a trusted partner in commercial construction.

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