Austin's newest restaurant helps raise funds for family of UT stabbing victim

Pizza Press donating proceeds to family

AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas community continues to pull together in the aftermath of Monday's stabbing.

Her restaurant wasn't even open when Harrison Brown passed away, but owner of the Pizza Press Lisa Hilo knew she had to do something to help out.

She reached out to the founder of the GoFundMe page set up for Brown's family. He asked if Hilo could host family and close friends at the shop on 26th and Guadalupe after Wednesday night's vigil.

Dozens showed up, and Hilo's staff delivered dozens of pizzas to Brown's fraternity brothers.

The next day, at the grand opening of the newspaper-themed restaurant the line was out the door, and Hilo gave away free pizza to people who gave donations.

"I love this community. These students are what make this city great," said Hilo. "They are the heartbeat of the city of Austin this university and this community and I want to give back whatever way I can."

The pizza press continues to do so.

The restaurant will donate all profits from sales through Sunday, May 7 - up to $3,000 - to the Harrison Brown Memorial Fund.

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