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Natural wine bar and bottle shop expected to open in Violet Crown Clubhouse space

Violet Crown Clubhouse permanently closed on Jan. 15. A new concept is expected to open in the spring.

AUSTIN, Texas — Residents of Austin's Crestview neighborhood now have a better idea what will take the place of Violet Crown Clubhouse after the combination café, bar and arcade closed earlier this month.

Violet Crown Clubhouse, located at 7100 Woodrow Ave., permanently closed on Jan. 15 after four years in business. The business stated on its Instagram page earlier this month that a deal was in place to allow the location to transition into a coffee shop, natural wine bar and bottle shop in the spring. 

The post also stated that the new business would be run by a couple who live in the nearby Brentwood neighborhood, one of whom was raised in Austin. The owners of Violet Crown Clubhouse are expected to retain some investment in the new concept. 

Now permitting documents filed in December are shedding more light on the new business. The natural wine bar and bottle shop is tentatively called Violet Crown Wine Bar & Bottle Shop, and the documents show that one of the owners is Chris Nagelhout. According to Austin Eater, Nagelhout is co-owner of Smithville-based Crisp Farms.

The permitting documents also show that there are plans to redo the interior space of the building, including removing the arcade space and adding a counter bar with seating.

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