News release

Portland-based Black Rock Coffee Bar set to open first three Austin locations

JLL secures retail leases for coffee company; announces expected opening dates

September 13, 2019

AUSTIN – September 13, 2019 – JLL announced the successful lease negotiation for Black Rock Coffee Bar’s first three Austin locations today. The Portland-based coffee retailer’s Austin-area storefronts will be located in southwest Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock. The first location is expected to open in November.

“We couldn’t be happier to be expanding in to the great state of Texas!” said Jeremy Brand, Vice President of Operations - Texas, Black Rock Coffee Bar. “We’re excited to become a gathering place, as we establish meaningful connections in our local neighborhoods.”

Black Rock Coffee Bar’s new Austin-area locations include:

  • A 1,900-square-foot store on William Cannon and Southwest Parkway in southwest Austin with a drive thru, expected to open in November.
  •  An 1,887-square-foot free-standing location at Gattis School and SH 130 in Pflugerville with a drive thru, expected to open in January.
  • A 1,900-square-foot store drive thru on FM 620 and Smyers Lane at the Point at 620 in Round Rock with a drive thru, expected to open next summer.

JLL Senior Vice President Jon Switzer represented Black Rock Coffee Bar in each of their lease negotiations.

“Black Rock Coffee Bar delivers a unique, neighborhood-centric coffee experience everyone can enjoy,” said Switzer. “These locations were selected in part to each area’s projected growth, providing them the greatest opportunity to serve the fastest growing neighborhoods in Austin. We’re thrilled to welcome Black Rock Coffee Bar to Texas and look forward to playing a role in their continued growth and success in Texas.”

Each Black Rock Coffee Bar location will offer specialty coffee drinks and locally-sourced menu items.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Black Rock Coffee Bar currently operates 65 company-owned and franchise stores in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Colorado.

To follow the Black Rock Texas rollout on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, search @blackrocktexas on any of these social media platforms.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 92,000 as of June 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit