Willie Nelson Invests in Block 21, Home of Austin City Limits


Magic Johnson and Austin Mayor Will Winn, joined others in downtown Austin today and broke ground on Block 21 — and they used guitar-shaped shovels to do it.  (I’d like one of those for my yard, wouldn’t you?)  

Block 21 will be a big tower, 35 story multi-use development.  It will be the future home of the Austin City Limits on PBS.  I hope they don’t get rid of those stars, though. We’d miss those. 

Willie Nelson, Magic Johnson, Coach Darrell K. Royal are among investers involved in the tower rise at 2nd and Lavaca.  There will be the Austin City Limits Studio and Auditorium, a fancy hotel, and 200 condominiums, restaurants, everything, I guess.  Reports have it that the condos are going fast.     

It’s hard to think about all the changes to downtown Austin.  I feel a little ache, and I live all the way up here in Colorado.  But, you have to give the city credit for being willing to grow and change, and get better, I guess. 

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