Texas Venue Where Janis Joplin Started Singing Closes Permanently
We've sadly seen many local and small businesses close for good due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sadly, this historic Austin music venue has shut its doors too. We've seen across Texas how various local businesses have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. One place over in Austin is making headlines for its rich history and the legendary singer who began her career inside its walls.
Threadgill's is a gas station turned restaurant/music venue located in North Austin on Lamar Boulevard. The place has been Threadgill's for 87 years now, and is where one of the greatest music artists of all time got her start. Back in the 1960s while attending the University of Texas at Austin, Janis Joplin began her singing career at the small venue.
According to the Austin Chronicle, the restaurant temporarily closed on April 8th due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, owner Eddie Wilson has announced that the initial closure back at the beginning of April is permanent. The closure was announced by the venue on Facebook:
The owner said he will be selling the property in the future, most likely after the COVID-19 pandemic. Another sad casualty of this year's coronavirus pandemic which has slaughtered many local businesses.