Antone's Nightclub Put Up for Sale

4:57 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Antone's Nightclub Put Up for Sale

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Antone's Nightclub proprietor Frank Hendrix announced today he is offering his club for sale. Named for departed blues booster Clifford Antone, the club’s long been synonymous with Austin music, despite changing locations over the years. Its current location on East Riverside is near a relocated Emo’s Austin, another longtime club Hendrix helped run before selling earlier this year. “I’m like the guy who runs a doughnut shop,” Hendrix tells the Chronicle. “After a while he doesn’t like doughnuts anymore. After all these years, music has changed from being my love to a laborious job.”
Frank Hendrix is putting Antone's up for sale. The local club tycoon, who famously owned Emo's and took over Antone's in 2010, confirmed to the Chronicle this morning that he's exiting the Austin music scene. "When I turned 53 in August, I laid there in bed and thought about my life," Hendrix reflected via phone during a long drive to East Texas.