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Wheatsville Celebrates New MetroRapid Line at Guadalupe Store

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 2:30 PM - 2:00 AM

All-natural grocer Wheatsville Food Co-op is hosting a celebratory event on Thursday, April 25th to commemorate the store’s now accessible MetroRapid bus located on 31st and Guadalupe Streets. Wheatsville joins fellow co-op businesses including Black Star Co-op on the 801 and 803 MetroRapid lines, making it easier for Austinites to travel seamlessly and support local independent businesses and cooperatives.

"AIBA applauds CapMetro and the MetroRapid expansion,” said Rebecca Melancon, President of Austin Independent Business Alliance. “Any program that helps employees and consumers reach their destination in a cost-effective, timely way is good progress. Local businesses face a shortage of both due to transportation and affordability concerns. Expansion of transportation options definitely helps
The celebratory event will feature:

· GoodPop giveaway – Austin-based and local favorite, GoodPop, will give free all-natural frozen popsicles and $1-off coupons to the first 500 riders throughout the day on April 25th. Riders who show their valid MetroRapid bus pass will receive a complimentary tasty pop and coupon while supplies last.

· $5 Thursday dinner – Wheatsville’s weekly rotating dinner menu featuring Oven-Fried Chicken or Southern Fried Tofu, baked beans and spicy greens. Guests can dine in or take To-go on the bus!

· Ribbon cutting ceremony – City Councilmember Kathie Tovo and Cap Metro President & CEO Randy Clarke will commemorate the celebration.

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3101 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78705

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