By the Kent Redding Group
AUSTIN, TX. – Want to own an iconic piece of Austin Texas music history? The Parish in Austin TX is for sale on eBay.
Originally known as “The Mercury”, this mainstay of the Austin Texas music scene has been known as “The Parish” since 2003 and for those people who love live music in Austin this location is one of the best places to see all of the best bands.
Doug Guller, owner of The Parish, didn’t think twice about listing this iconic Austin Texas music location on eBay because he previously sold another venue called Schroder Hall in Victoria TX on ebay for close to $500,000.
About The Parish
Located in the heart of downtown Austin in the historic 6th Street district, Parish is widely regarded as the best indoor live music venue in Austin, offering the highest quality production for artists and private events alike. The Parish provides an intimate atmosphere for fans to experience musical legends such as Pete Townshend, Slash, Perry Farrell, and Thom Yorke, as well as up and coming artists such as Alt-J, Tycho, ZZ Ward, and Bonobo.
A multi-genre venue, Parish has been influential in the success of Austin musicians such as Spoon and Shakey Graves, while hosting shows spanning the gamut of indie rock to electronic to hip hop to funk and everywhere in between. In addition to its stellar reputation for live music, Parish also welcomes the Moontower Comedy Festival, the CMA Songwriters series, various PBS Showcases, live podcast tapings, and numerous conferences and corporate events annually.
Selling with Music Fans in Mind
What’s great about Doug’s decision to sell The Parish on eBay is that he’s selling it specifically with music fans in mind so they have a chance to own a piece of Austin Texas music history rather than it being purchased by a corporation with no ties to the local community.
“The way I’m selling it, I think it creates a level playing field for everyone and it gets the word out to all music fans. If I was listing it through a broker, it would just go out to the people on their list and be very singular.
Since the Parish is being sold with fans in mind we can be hopeful that the individual or buyer who purchases this establishment will also be someone who loves Austin Texas music and will want to be a “caretaker” of this venue for future generations to love.
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