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Airport and chill? New lounge may be coming to Austin's airport soon

The common shared-use lounge would highlight the spirit of Austin and feature high-quality food created by a local chef.

AUSTIN, Texas — People flying out of the Austin airport may have a new place to hang out soon. 

Austin leaders will consider the addition of a new lounge for airport travelers, which would give passengers a comfortable and inviting environment, high-quality food, drinks and other airport lounge amenities. 

The common shared-use lounge will highlight the spirit of Austin. The space will be designed with a “Zoning Concept” theme. Each zone will be named after a recognizable Austin neighborhood and will feature Austin-inspired design, such as the Downtown District, South Congress Café and Rainey Street.

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Here is a look at what the lounge might look like from the outside: 

Credit: Austin airport
Credit: Austin airport

The food on the menu would be created by a local chef using local purveyors. 

Additionally, the space will also offer public meeting rooms and a non-denominational prayer room.

The lounge plans could be approved at the Jan. 23 Austin City Council meeting. There is not a determination on what the cost of the lounge would be since it's still in the planning phases.

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