News: Chase Hoffberger at the Austin Chronicle on Downtown Parking’s Impact on Music

Over at the Chronicle, Chase Hoffberger digs into the parking crisis that continues to impact Austin’s downtown music scene and the way the situation has gotten bad enough that many venue owners are departing the area altogether. Hoffberger mentions venues like Radio as “destination” spots that are bypassing the “cool factor” problem by offering more convenient afterwork travel, and as we pointed out in a piece on Austin’s folk scene earlier this month, Radio is one of many venues that has seen that pay off in the growth of organic scenes. It’s a worthwhile read for anyone who has suffered downtown parking woes or who is curious about how Austin’s rampant growth continues to affect the scene.

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