Nutty Brown Cafe owner Mike Farr told Community Impact that the long-planned move of the Highway 290 live music venue (the cafe is now closed) has been delayed again. The venue’s original plans were to move from Southwest Austin to Round Rock in the Spring of 2018, but the timeline has now been pushed back a full year - they now target a Spring 2019 opening.
The new Nutty Brown location will be a newly constructed building and amphitheater on the site of the former McNeil Park, which Farr purchased from the city. To personalize the new space, Farr will add music memorabilia and souvenirs from the original location.
The move was originally announced in August 2015 with a tentative late 2017 completion date. The site of the current Nutty Brown location was purchased by H-E-B for future development. The new site, the Community Impact article states, will be “larger by about 50 percent” and will offer a “different menu of seating options” than the current venue. There is no public information yet on the cafe portion of the space.