Mickey Gilley plans return of his fam...

Mickey Gilley plans return of his famous club to Pasadena

There are 5 comments on the Chron story from Jun 20, 2013, titled Mickey Gilley plans return of his famous club to Pasadena. In it, Chron reports that:

Mickey Gilley is looking to re-enter the Pasadena bar scene with a resurrection of his popular Gilley's Club.

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#1 Jun 20, 2013
Sherwood Cryer was the original owner not Gilley. It would be like someone making a clone of Mcdonalds.

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#2 Jun 21, 2013
Gilley's was a bar/honky tonk founded in 1971 by country singer Mickey Gilley in Pasadena, Texas.[1] It was the central location in the 1980 movie Urban Cowboy.[2]

Charlie Daniels on stage at Gilley's, 1979It was a huge building with a corrugated steel roof that housed multiple bars and mechanical bulls. Connected to the club was a small rodeo arena that would also host both bicycle and motorcycle motocross races on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sherwood Cryer was the co-owner of Gilley's; he had many night clubs in Pasadena.

Gilley's ceased operations after a falling-out between Gilley and Cryer. In 1990, a fire, attributed to arson, gutted the interior. The rodeo arena and some livestock stalls were the only structures still standing until 2006, when it was demolished by the Pasadena Independent School District, its current owner. Only the old sound recording studio remains, on Spencer Highway.

On October 2, 2003, Gilley's was reopened at a new location in Dallas. The new club features a 26,000-square-foot (2,400 m2) main show room and the original mechanical bull, El Toro, featured in the movie Urban Cowboy. In total, the new club has 91,000 square feet (8,500 m2) of restaurant, entertainment, meeting, and private function space.

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#4 Jul 14, 2013
You copy/pasted the wiki. Sherwood was not a co-owner. He was the primary owner. Sherwood was the man that incarnated Gilley's and made Gilley's what Gilley's became to be. With out Sherwood there would be no Gilley's. As far as I'm concerned Gilly is a crook and backstabbed Sherwood.

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#5 Jul 14, 2013
Read the wiki carefully and pay close attention to the fact that the original Gilley's was nothing more than a steel welded bar that Sherwood built. Prior to opening bars, Sherwood worked at Shell as Welder. He eventually contracted some but for the most part Sherwood built the original and the final himself. He was the prime coordinator. Mickey Gilley was just a simple nobody singer singing in one of Sherwood's bar. Sherwood was Mickey's boss. Get your fact straight. /Rant off

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#6 Jul 14, 2013
Without Sherwood there would be no Gilley. He wasn't the co-owner, he was THE OWNER. Gilley was an employee. Do you know anything about the civil case? Gilley sued Sherwood claimning he never get paid for his gigs. Sherwood paid Gilley in cash. There were no receipts. Ultimately Sherwood lost the case and ended up owing Gilley 18+ million dollars..

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