Holy Mountain to close Sept. 27

James Taylor, partner and general manager of Holy Mountain, gets ready for business at the 7th Street live music venue on Thursday May 14, 2015.  (JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

James Taylor, partner and general manager of Holy Mountain, gets ready for business at the 7th Street live music venue on Thursday May 14, 2015. (JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Last month we reported Red River district clubs Red 7 and Holy Mountain were struggling due to a significant rent increase. Today, Holy Mountain owner James Taylor confirmed his club will close Sept. 27.

“For several months we’ve tried to work with our landlord to come to lease terms that are agreeable for both parties,” Taylor said this morning.  “He feels he can get more money for the property and we operate on a razor thin margin. Any increase in rent will put us out of business. We look forward to spending the next several months doing what we have always done.”

With a capacity of just 200 the club is not a host of huge touring shows. Instead it has served as an essential incubator providing local artists a place to develop their sound and acting as a solid road stop for emerging national artists. The club programmed a broad range of genres from hip-hop to rock and twang. We’ll be very sorry to see them go.


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