This strip of South Congress called SoCo has been home to a lively street scene for years now. Boutique hotels, loads of shops, restaurants, music venues and clubs. Many venues have been in business for years and years. The Austin Motel, Guerros, Home Slice Pizza, Jo's Coffee and The Continental Club to name but a few. I actually met my husband at The Continental Club in 1978 and it is still there and going strong. We now live in England, but are lucky enough to visit Austin a couple of times a year. We alway rent a house in the SoCo area when we are here. It is great to have so much within easy walking distance. Happily lots of the old buildings remain intact and haven't been torn down to put up high-rise, multi-use buildings, which is happening almost everywhere else in Austin. Ironic, as Austin's catch phrase is Keep Austin Weird. Guess the folks on the planning board here have forgotten that! Greedy buggers…. Hope they keep their mitts off South Congress.