Gilley’s Nightclub Coming Back To Houston?
If you just read the headline and are an old school country person like me then you just cracked a little smile. You read right. Gilley's nightclub could be coming back to Houston after a 26 year absence.
The first Gilley's nightclub opened up in 1972 in Pasadena Texas, a suburb of Houston. Country music legend Mickey Gilley opened up the club and it was billed as the largest honkey tonk in the world.
Gilley's became famous worldwide after the 1980 John Travolta movie "Urban Cowboy" was released featuring the nightclub. In 1990, Gilley's burnt to the ground destroying the icon night spot.
Last night, Laporte Texas officials voted to include the venue in a $55 million proposed development which would include a 5000 square foot facility for the new Gilleys. Laporte, Texas is not to far from Gilleys original location in Pasadena.
ABC13 In Houston said,
The mixed-use project is called "La Porte Town Center" and would be built along State Highway 146 in between West Fairmont Parkway and Wharton Weems Boulevard. The location is adjacent to the Bay Forest Country Club.
The development would include retail spaces, restaurants, and town homes. The centerpiece is a proposed 5,000 square feet entertainment center, which feature a dance hall.
So what do you think? Would you go? I know I would. Stay tuned to see when the projected opening will be.