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As new development moves in, Reina on Rainey Street announces closure

Reina staff said their understanding is that the bungalow house will stay on the property, but they don't know what it's function will be.

AUSTIN, Texas — Another Rainey Street bar is closing its doors.

Reina announced on Instagram Friday that its last day of operation will be Sunday, Sept. 11. In the post, staff said they "knew this was coming and that our days were numbered." 

In late July, the Austin Planning Commission reportedly approved a conditional-use permit for a four-story cocktail lounge inside a proposed 49-story high-rise at 80 Rainey Street. The building site has multiple lots, including the bungalow house where Reina is located.

RELATED: Conditional-use permit approved for cocktail lounge in proposed Rainey Street high-rise

In a second Instagram post, Reina staff provided more information about its impending closure, saying that it is their understanding that the bungalow house will stay on the property "with the development going up around it," though they don't know what its function will be.

"We LOVE and sincerely appreciate that it's being preserved so that the old can exist with the new," Reina said in part. "The street will be different but lots of great opportunities and experiences are coming too. Rainey Street has gone through many changes over the years even before Reina and the other bars existed, and this is the next phase. And another phase will follow one day."

The four-story bar inside the planned high-rise is expected to total 22,985 square feet and comprise the basement, first, second and twelfth floor of the building at 80 Rainey Street. The proposed building reportedly includes four stories dedicated to the lounge, a restaurant, offices and multifamily housing.

The proposed site also includes 350 vehicle parking paces and 200 spaces for bicycles.

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