Gilley’s Construction on Hold

Almost 18 months after it was announced, construction has yet to begin on a new Gilley’s honky-tonk in Dallas. The new club is intended to be an upscale re-creation of the Pasadena, Texas, club that inspired the movie Urban Cowboy. The new site, on 10 acres in downtown Dallas, is still awaiting city approval. Plans call for corporate suites, a large dance floor, several restaurants, two mechanical bulls, displays of country music memorabilia and a drive-in movie. The old Gilley’s burned to the ground several years ago. 08/22/01