Facebook comments: Sept. 15, 2018

As reported by the American-Statesman’s Shonda Novak and Michael Barnes, Threadgill’s World Headquarters will close its location at 301 W. Riverside Drive after Thanksgiving, said owner Eddie Wilson. Wilson said property tax increases were the cause for closing the landmark Austin restaurant, but that the original Threadgill’s location on North Lamar Boulevard will remain open.

LaRon Ellis: This is what happens when the city wants to cater to rich people and turn their back on the people who made Austin. I can’t wait till some big bust happens like it did in Silicon Valley. Austin will then regret catering to the rich people. You can no longer keep Austin weird when you’re pushing all the trail blazers out.

David Henderson: The flavor that was once Austin has been gone for a while. Tastebuds change and sometime the quality of a restaurant’s fare gets lost along the way.

Danny Grochow: Wouldn’t it be great if the city took an actual interest in preserving its history and the culture which put it on the map and has been driving the economic growth, instead of pandering to the booming real estate market?

Holly Welton: Come on Austin! Give tax breaks to keep our long standing establishments! Our city’s character is being pushed out! We don’t want to be another Dallas!

Jennifer Richards Carr: This is really sad. An Austin institution and a fabulous restaurant.

Teena Edwards: If the city can subsidize new businesses, why can’t they subsidize Austin history?

Leslie Ward Campbell: Y’all, the original Threadgill’s on North Lamar is still there. If you really care about Austin small businesses, go there and give them your business.

Ed Ziehm: What the hell is this city anymore? Chicken fried steak should be a form of currency.

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