Paradox and Planeta are SHUT DOWN!

by jude galligan

Bye bye Paradox!  Dont let the door hit ya!

Bye bye Paradox! Don't let the door hit ya!

For months there have been rumors that Tim Finley would not renew the leases for night clubs Paradox and Planeta.  According to the Austin Police Department Downtown Area Command, Tim Finley officially terminated their leases yesterday.

[update] Through the grapevine, I’m being told that Finley is not in a big rush to find a replacement tenant, and he is not inclined to install another bar.  The building is actually pretty nice once all of the black plexiglass peels off.  This weekend I’ll try to find some old photos of the building and hopefully put together some history.  The intersection of 5th (formerly Pine St) and Trinity is one of the very few instances in Austin where each building, on each corner, was built before 1940.

About Jude Galligan

Jude Galligan, REALTOR, Principal of REATX Realty and publisher of Downtown Austin Blog (aka. "DAB"), spends his time matching remarkable people with remarkable properties in Austin’s urban core. A resident owner in downtown Austin, Jude serves on the Board of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and the City of Austin Downtown Commission. Contact Jude.


  1. avatar amber gugino says:

    Jude, that is great news! While I know many of our residents downtown don’t want to lose the night-life, I think these two clubs in particular are NOT representative of the Austin music scene and I’m happy to see them go.

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