The new owners of the space once occupied by Red 7, former Red 7 partner Johnny Sarkis and Hotel Vegas owner Jason McNeely, have released the name of the newest Austin venue: Barracuda.
Red 7 site receives new lease
Red 7’s old space received a new five-year lease in September.
After nearly 10 years of operations and having opened in 2006, Red 7 closed its doors in late August. A recent rent hike in the Red River District and an impasse on contract negotiations with the venue’s property owner were causes for the closure. Graham Williams, former Red 7 partner and main talent buyer for Transmission Events, moved his operations around the corner to the recently renamed Red Eyed Fly, now known as Sidewinder.
Barracuda to open in December at former Red 7 site
Barracuda will open Dec. 14, 2015 as confirmed by Sarkis via e-mail this morning. The venue will occupy Red 7’s old space at 611 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78701.