by jude galligan
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.