Welcome to The PC Guru, solving Austin's computer problems since 1996!
June 2012. We are on the move again! Rising rents for retail space on South Lamar, and the large number of major new developments started recently, has made it unaffordable for an independent service business like ours to rent space there.
When we opened our first South Lamar store in 2001 rents were less than $1/sqft. Now Landlords are demanding $2.50 or $3/Sq.Ft for premises that are often in a shocking state of repair, with multiple fire, electrical and plumbing code violations.
So, many small businesses on South Lamar, such as those in Lamar Plaza near the Alamo Drafthouse, are now facing the new reality - pay three times your old rent, or move to somewhere in the depths of suburbia! Either way you can expect to say goodbye to many long established local businesses.
We have decided that since most of our business is from existing customers, or from the many friends they recommend, we did not need a retail location. Consequently we found new more spacious premises in a warehousing area off South Congress, just a little bit south of Ben White, for less than half our previous rent.
Our new location:
310 E St Elmo Rd, Austin TX 78745.
See Contact page for directions. Or you can always call us on 383-0000.