Writer Joe Nick Patoski noted on his blog today that barbecue legacy John Mueller's plans for a restaurant on the East Side had fallen through and that Mueller intends to open a trailer on South First "in the coming weeks" instead. Eater contacted Mueller, who gave us the word on the change of plans (which still include a brick-and-mortar location):
First, Mueller made it clear that the movement from the East Austin Shady Lane location was not caused by riffs with his partners. Rather, it was "city issues and other issues" that caused the location change.
And note that's just a location change: Mueller intends to build a brick-and-mortar restaurant from the ground up on the new site, but says having a trailer at the new location during construction is the quickest way to open. He's aiming to open the trailer August 1.
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The old John Mueller location on Manor Rd. [Photo: kentwang / Flickr]