Wonderland and next-door food trailer park East Side Fillin’ Station will both close down at the end of March as confirmed by owners La Corsha Hospitality Group. Next up for the site will be the hospitality group’s East Austin hotel, with construction beginning in April. The bar is set to reopen in 2017.
Update, March 25: Food Trailers Austin reports that East Side Fillin Station's last day is Sunday, March 27.
Update, March 28: Wonderland is now closed, too.
It's happening, y'all. East Side Fillin' Station at 6th and Waller, one of Austin's oldest parks closes this Sunday. Be sure to go!— food trailers austin (@FoodTrailersATX) March 25, 2016
La Corsha’s Texas empire includes the anticipated multilevel Boiler Nine Bar + Grill in Seaholm, Green Pastures’ renovations and impending boutique hotel, Second Bar + Kitchen’s many expansions at the Domain, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and into the defunct Congress space. The group is also working on opening Hotel Saint George out in Marfa.
Cheer Up Charlie’s original location on East 6th became Wonderland in March 2014 after La Corsha purchased the property, along with the food trailer park, in late 2013, with the plan to eventually develop a hotel. Cheer Up moved over to Red River in February 2014.
Other truck tenants at Wonderland included East Side King Thai Kun, Garbo’s, and The Chaat Shop (whose owner Joshua Thomas is now Green Pastures’ executive chef) in the past, and currently Red Star Southern.