Austin club the Parish is up for auction — bids start at $1
Austin-based company ATX Brands is putting Sixth Street venue the Parish up for sale on eBay. The online auction will kick off at noon Friday, Dec. 1, with an opening bid of $1, and will continue for 10 days, closing at noon Dec. 10.
The auction does not include the physical property of the club, located on the second story of a historic but well-renovated building in the heart of Austin’s party district. Instead, the top bidder wins the Parish brand name and club amenities including in-house lighting and production capabilities, furniture and fixtures, and an HD projector and screen. The winning bidder will sign a new and separate lease with the property’s landlord based on predetermined rates and options.
More information about the upcoming sale is available on the club’s website.
The sale comes a few months after ATX Brands, a company that operates the “breastaurant” chain Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill and several Texas bars and restaurants, sold Austin music venue the Scoot Inn to concert and events promoter C3 Presents.
In April, the company’s owner, Doug Guller, sold historic dance hall Schroeder Hall in Schroeder – 17 miles east of Victoria – on eBay for $499,700. At the time of that auction, Guller told the Statesman he was looking to get out of the live music business and focus more on his restaurants.
“The great thing about putting it on eBay is that it gives me a much wider net to find a buyer,” he told the Statesman then.
ATX Brands is also in the process of selling Hill Country town Bankersmith. The company acquired the Fredericksburg-area ghost town in 2012, did significant renovations, and for three years operated it as Bikinis, Texas. Bankersmith initially went on the market for $1.5 million dollars in January, but the price was lowered to $975,000 in August.
The Parish has over 5,300 square feet of space and a capacity of roughly 425. A private viewing of the space before the auction closing can be arranged by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The auction winner will be contacted immediately following the close of the sale, and the final closing must take place on or before December 22, 2017.