C3 Presents acquires historic Scoot Inn music venue

Austin-based concert and event promoter C3 Presents confirmed Monday that it has acquired Scoot Inn, an East Austin music venue.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 145-year-old venue, at 1308 E. Fourth St., had been owned since 2012 by ATX Brands, the Austin-based company that operates Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill, Pelons and The Parish, among other Central Texas bars and restaurants.

ATX Brands owner Doug Guller didn’t respond Monday to a message from the American-Statesman seeking comment.

“We’ll be releasing more information in the coming weeks, but we’re looking forward to booking live music and curating events at this one-of-a-kind venue with nearly a century and a half of history in Austin,” C3 Presents principal Charles Attal said in a written statement.

Last year, under Guller’s leadership, Scoot Inn opened a new lounge area as it worked to transition itself into more of a “casual hangout” for the surrounding neighborhood.

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