AUSTIN, Texas — A chance for Austinites to buy a piece of history this weekend has been postponed.
Memorabilia from inside Threadgill's "Old No. 1" was set to be auctioned off on Saturday morning. But, due to Gov. Greg Abbott's latest health mandates on Friday morning, event organizers decided to reschedule for health and safety reasons.
A new auction date has not been determined.
The iconic restaurant and live music venue on North Lamar Boulevard permanently closed in April after more than 80 years of business. On Saturday, auctioneers with the Burley Auction Gallery were set to sell things like vintage music posters and beer signs and old photos of Janis Joplin, who got her start at Threadgill's back in the 1960s.
The auction was supposed start at 10 a.m. People could show up to bid in-person at the old location on North Lamar, but the auction was also to be open for people to submit bids over the phone and online.
Prior to closing its North Lamar location in April, Threadgill's had closed its other location on Riverside Drive in late 2018. The restaurant is part of a growing list of local businesses that have permanently closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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