Introducing Our New Fleet

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For far too long moving companies the whole world over have been synonymous with big, cumbersome box trucks. For a while, we were too, until we learned that there was a better alternative. We decided that it was time we make a change, not just for ourselves or our customers, but for the moving industry and the planet, as a whole. There is a better alternative.

At Groovy Movers, we are excited to announce that we will be switching our entire fleet from box trucks to towable trailers. In the coming weeks, we will be phasing out all box trucks and replacing them entirely with trailers, and getting them painted shortly, thereafter. All while continuing business as usual. This means that we will be able to offer a better, more affordable service than our competitors.

Here's how:

Trailers are cheaper to buy, maintain, and insure - which lowers costs on our end, and allows us to offer you our superior service at an even cheaper price than our competitors, ripping you off with their expensive, hard to maintain prehistoric box trucks

Trailers require less fuel - Box trucks absolutely waste fuel, which not only is bad for the environment, it’s bad for both of our wallets. Owning trailers, and leasing pick-up trucks to tow them, allows us to use the newest vehicles with the best eco-boost and green technology. Again, superior service and consideration, at a price that literally cannot be matched.

Trailers have more room - Our trailers have more cubic footage than the average box truck does. This allows you to pack more items on a single trip.

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Some of Our Favorite Eateries

If there’s one thing movers know better than how to handle your furniture with care, it’s the best place to grab a good meal afterwards. Our boys work hard and build mighty appetites doing so, and love to reward themselves with a delicious meal at one of the many great eating establishments around Austin. Here is an eclectic list of some of our favorite eateries across the city, ranging in styles of food, price and atmosphere, to help our clients new to the city find a good starting off point.

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Lichas Cantina

When our friends from out of town say they want to see what the Eastside is all about, we start with dinner at Licha’s. The drinks are great, sitting inside feels like you are in another country, and sitting outside takes you back to reality with its view of the bustling and ever-expanding eastern end of Austin’s famous 6th Street.

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Soursop Food Trailer

Soursop food trailer is a business we love and respect, not just for the amazing food they bring to the table, but for the way they do it. Founded by renowned chef Teddy Bricker (featured on Zagat’s first ever 30 under 30 list), Soursop itself was once on Zagat's Top Places to Eat in America. Just like us, Soursop is forging its own path in an industry that often survives on mediocre service. Soursop is dedicated to its craft and its customers and provides an exceptional dining experience, even for a food truck. Located in the developing The Yard urban space, walk around after you’re finished eating and try grabbing a drink from the brewery, distillery, or winery. 

Pro tip: order the secret menu item Roti Tacos.

 

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Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery

Junk food. Sometimes you gotta have it. While Austin leads the way in inventive culinary dishes, with creative and exciting dessert places on every corner, we are going to have side with the classic, on this one. Mrs. Johnson’s has been an Austin staple since the 1940’s, and their plain glazed donut is as good as anything you’ll ever eat. Ever. 

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Salty Sow

As mentioned above, we like to eat. A lot. We have found Salty Sow to be a great place to sit down with friends or a partner, and share a few plates together. The menu and ambiance are great, and so is the location. When you’ve finished your meal, grab dessert at Elaine’s Pork and Pies, or walk up and down Manor Street to experience one of the city’s newest bar scenes.

 

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Las Cazuelas

There are endless options when it comes to good Mexican and Tex-Mex food, in any part of Texas. Here, we are going to have to side with Las Cazuelas, for its great portions and classic recipes. There is no nonsense here, just great food.

 

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Lichas Cantina

When our friends from out of town say they want to see what the Eastside is all about, we start with dinner at Licha’s. The drinks are great, sitting inside feels like you are in another country, and sitting outside takes you back to reality with its view of the bustling and ever-expanding eastern end of Austin’s famous 6th Street.

 

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Terry Black’s Barbecue

We might lose a few people with this one. Texans take their barbecue very seriously, and rightfully so, but sometimes picking sides can cause some division. Even if Black’s isn't your first choice, we hope we can still be friends. The story behind their delicious food, is an interesting one that adds character and humanity to their eateries. The original Black’s Barbecue was founded in Lockhart, Texas (the barbecue capital of the WORLD) and is still in operation. In fact, many have regarded Black’s to be the very best barbecue in the world. Now, the Black family has expanded their barbecue dynasty by opening two locations in Austin, both of which are run by direct descendants of Terry Black, and who use his secret, original recipes. Most Texas barbecue places are pretty great, but this one is our favorite.

When Movers Move

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Sometimes in life the mover must become the movee, and we would like to address the departure of a very close member of the Groovy Movers family. Alec has been an employee since around the time that the business opened, and was a friend of the founder long before that. Every day, Alec came to work with a great attitude and work ethic, that allowed him to not only be an extraordinary Team Lead, but also a great guy to spend your days working with. 

Alec recently completed his final shift as a Team Lead here, and will be moving to Brooklyn, New York, in the coming days. While we are sad to be losing such a valuable member of our groovy community, we are excited for Alec and the bright future that surely lays ahead of him.