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Foxtrot to waltz into Austin with 3 locations

The hybrid retailer will open the locations beginning this year and early 2023.
Foxtrot to open in Austin
Inside the Foxtrot Wrigleyville location in Chicago, Ill. Photo courtesy of Foxtrot

Chicago-based Foxtrot, a label-defying hybrid of urban convenience store, local market and café, is entering the Austin, Texas, marketplace with not one but three new locations, the hybrid retailer said on a job posting site as it seeks workers for the Austin stores

The three locations in Austin opening this year and early 2023 include:1804 S. 1st St.; 4800 Burnet Rd.; and 2266 Guadalupe Street, as listed on the hiring page.

Foxtrot, which has more than 20 retail stores in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Dallas and Virginia, is scaling to take its presence nationwide. The company is looking to add 50 new stores within the next two years, it announced last summer.

"We first introduced ourselves to customers through online-only, rapid-delivery of our dream convenience store," said Mike LaVitola, co-founder and CEO of Foxtrot, in a release on the company’s expansion. "In the years since, we've realized the pivotal role the physical shops play within neighborhoods. There's no better way to spark discovery than by browsing shelves, and no better platform to elevate local makers than giving them a home in the neighborhood."

In June, Foxtrot named Liz Williams, former Drybar CEO and Taco Bell CFO, as its new president and CFO to oversee the operations, finance, strategy, real estate, human resources, supply chain and growth teams for the urban specialty retailer.  

Founded by Mike LaVitola and Taylor Bloom in 2014, Foxtrot, which raised $100 million in a Series C funding round led by D1 Capital Partners earlier this year, calls itself "the convenience store of the future."

 

 

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