Saving the Broken Spoke

The legendary honky-tonk is getting some help from an unlikely source: Transwestern, a giant real estate developer.
Mon January 14, 2013 3:30 am
Matthew Mahon

Old Austin clashes with New Austin nearly every day, bringing much wailing and worrying from the city’s natives: Will these new condos and luxury hotels rub out everything that makes their weird city great? Will the gigs for hipster musicians dry up? Is $10 guacamole really worth it?

This anguish is not new. A generation of Austinites has fought dramatic battles, losing iconic institutions, like the Armadillo World Headquarters, Liberty Lunch and Las Manitas—all razed to make way for a brave new Austin. But one

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