Is Austin losing its soul?
With a projected population of 1.7 million this year, Austin has moved on. The sleepy college town that people came to know in the past is no more.
The University of Texas has decided to close the much-loved Cactus Cafe in August of this year. To some, this was the last bastion representing the "old" Austin. It will join extinct venues such as Armadillo World Headquarters, Liberty Lunch, and The Back Room in the gallery of lost Austin gems.
The New York Times featured an eloquent article on the closing.