New music venue Tellers set to open downtown

2013 photo of the building at 607 Trinity St., soon to open as the live music venue Tellers. Photo by Alberto Martínez / American-Statesman
2013 photo of the building at 607 Trinity St., soon to open as the live music venue Tellers. Photo by Alberto Martínez / American-Statesman

Pure Gold Realty founder Chad Goldwasser will open a new music venue to be called Tellers next month at 607 Trinity St., formerly the site of Chicago House restaurant and bar.

“I couldn’t be more excited and energized by this awesome opportunity to serve Austin’s live music scene,” Goldwasser stated in a public announcement on his Facebook page today. He added that although a grand opening event is scheduled for Oct. 24, the venue will be open starting Oct. 2.

No word yet on what sort of music Tellers will feature: “Our schedule will be revealed soon,” Goldwasser noted in his post. Though the most recent incarnation of Chicago House was not a live music spot, in the late 1980s and early ’90s it was a cornerstone of Austin’s acoustic music community, giving rise to singer-songwriters such as Jimmy LaFave and Slaid Cleaves.

 

Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com. Twitter: @Blackstock360

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