Agora is closed.
It was a rocky start and a quick ending to the sports bar on East Ave. Agora’s massive footprint, copious parking, and out-of-place architecture raised questions about what the concept would be really be. “Is it a strip club?” was an all-to-common refrain.
Turns out it really was just a sports bar, albeit one out of place in downtown Austin’s burgeoning Rainey Street neighborhood.
Perhaps the final blow to the struggling venue was last month’s decision by the City of Austin Music Division to revoke Agora’s Outdoor Music Venue permit, after receiving too many noise complaints.
What’s next? Our intel has it that the 18,000 sf CBD-zoned site is now for sale.
Steve R says
Fold it into the Sutton development so we can move on with our lives?
Michael Chapel says
Well, now it has a chance to really be a strip club.
Yea! That place was such an eyesore. Yes, I can’t tell you how many times I was asked if that was a strip club! Ha!
Good riddance, as a Greek living in Austin, this place has been quite a disgrace. It’s a pity there is not a single decent Greek restaurant in Austin…
Alicia Saba says
Have you tried Arpeggio Grill? I’m pretty picky as to what I consider good Greek food, and it’s the best I’ve tried in town!
Kevin Miller (@happywaffle) says
…It wasn’t a strip club?
Lance Hunter says
Seriously, that building looks eerily similar to Palazio.