Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Local music Legend and Austin nightlife titans form a venture (ABJ)


excerpt from Austin Business Journal;

“I’ve been playing bars for 45 years and I’ve seen plenty of them open then close the next year,“ said Benson, who was only recently spurred to get into the bar business.
When approached with the idea to open a bar, Benson knew Luckie and Williamson had a solid record of food and beverage success and couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
There’s no doubt all three men recognize that nightlife is as much an industry, as it is entertainment. Millions are spent each year on the construction of bars and restaurants and Texans spend upwards of $4 billion a year on liquor alone, according to the Distilled Spirits Council . That figure doesn’t take into account cover charges and other revenue streams, all providing employment for thousands of people.

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