(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — After three years of talks, House of Blues will open its first Texas club at the end of this year or early 2007 in Dallas. The club will occupy 60,000 square feet in the historic White Swan building on the edge of downtown. A Dallas venue was first considered in 2000, but the plans never materialized.
The city will provide some infrastructural changes, including moving some curbs on North Lamar Street to accommodate tour bus entry.
House of Blues, which already promotes concerts at Smirnoff Music Centre, plans to open a second Texas club in Houston in 2007. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner