Urban Simple Joins Austin Business Journal Leadership Trust:

Austin Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in Central Texas.

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Austin, Texas, September 10th, 2019 — Alex Vazquez, CEO of Urban Simple, has been invited to join Austin Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in Central Texas. 

Alex was chosen for membership by the Austin Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to his experience, leadership, and influence in the local business landscape and beyond. Alex is the Co-Founder (with his brother, Demian) and CEO of Urban Simple, where he heads up new business development as well as implementing the company's short and long-term vision.

"Leaders like Alex & Demian power Austin's thriving business community," said Heather Ladage, publisher of Austin Business Journal. "We're honored to be creating a space where the region's business influencers come together to increase their impact on the community, build their businesses, and connect with and strengthen one another." 

As an invited member, Alex will contribute articles to the Austin Business Journal website and participate alongside fellow members in Expert Panels. He will connect and collaborate with a vetted network of local leaders in a members-only directory and a private forum on the group's mobile app.

"We're thrilled to join this elite group of business influencers throughout Austin. We look forward to cementing our leadership role in our industry by participating with other members of the Austin Business Journal Leadership Trust community." - Alex Vazquez

The Austin Business Journal Leadership Trust team is honored to welcome Alex to the community and look forward to helping him elevate his brand, strengthen his circle of trusted advisers, and position him to further impact the Austin business community and beyond. 

About Business Journals Leadership Trust

Austin Business Journal Leadership Trust is a part of Business Journals Leadership Trust — a collective of invitation-only networks of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community. Membership is based on an application and selection committee review. Benefits include private online forums, the ability to publish insights on bizjournals.com, business and executive coaching and a dedicated concierge team.

Monthly Client Feature - Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden


Hello and welcome! We are so excited to announce that each month we will be featuring one of our beloved clients on the blog! This feature will include everything you need to know about the establishment along with some fun facts, upcoming events, and photos. The first of our feature for May 2019 will be Cosmic Coffee! Located at 121 Pickle Rd, this hybrid coffee shop and beer garden is a South Austin favorite. The establishment is a little over a year old, but walking into this place feels like walking into a familiar local favorite that’s been around for much, much longer.


Cosmic is truly one-of-a-kind. It features specialty coffee, local craft beer, and food trucks on-site that provide a wide range of tasty offerings from tacos to BBQ. Adorned with orange and yellow chairs to match its accents, it also has a huge outdoor seating area that is a dog lover’s dream.

Food Trucks From Left to Right: Pueblo Viejo, Tommy Want Wingy, LeRoy and Lewis.

Food Trucks From Left to Right: Pueblo Viejo, Tommy Want Wingy, LeRoy and Lewis.

Tons of great seating!

Tons of great seating!


What truly separates Cosmic from all other hybrid concepts in Austin is its impressive mission for sustainability. What other coffee shop + bar do you know that has a biological pond and garden or a chicken coop on-site? Edible plants and herbs are harvested from this pond and might be found as an ingredient in one of their seasonal cocktails or used for aromatherapy inside the shop.


Cosmic has all its bases covered including but not forgetting live music entertainment. Almost every weekend customers will get a chance to enjoy a live show featuring musicians of varying sounds to play on the patio. Cosmic recently celebrated its one year anniversary by hosting a showcase with over 30 artists performing all during the week of South by Southwest featuring the likes of Ian Moore and Bob Schneider.

You can check out their next events this weekend! Cowboy Irie will take the stage Saturday, May 18th starting at 9pm, and Dave Scher Trio will end the weekend off Sunday, May 19th at 8pm.

If you haven’t checked out Cosmic yet, do yourself a favor and go! Make a date of it, bike there on a Wednesday for Gears & Beers night, or walk over there after a climbing session at Crux to enjoy a cold one. You won’t regret it!

Cosmic’s Hours of Operation:

Sunday-Friday 7am-Midnight
Saturday 7am-1am

Food Truck Hours (may vary)

Pueblo Viejo Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm
Tommy Want Wingy Tuesday-Sunday Noon-10pm
LeRoy and Lewis Wednesday-Sunday 11am-9pm

We are thrilled to be servicing this fine establishment!

We are thrilled to be servicing this fine establishment!