Texas Shed Gets New Owner

It looks like there’s a new owner for the West Texas Canyon Amphitheater, which recently went on the auction block in Lubbock, Texas.

According to the city’s KCBD television station, a deal is being finalized with the company JM&I Inc., which owns Jake’s Sports Café, also in Lubbock.

The approximately 7,500-capacity shed filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August. It went to the highest bidder after auction company Sperry Van Ness / Gilmore Auction & Realty put it on the block December 3rd.

According to The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the shed may have struggled because it is close to a cardboard recycling plant and a train car exchange point, making noise a factor in landing theatrical and orchestral shows.

Plus, the venue’s former GM told the paper 75 percent of the agents he contacted did not know the amphitheatre existed.

West Texas Canyon, which was owned by private investor Kim Morris, had at least two shows on the books when it closed – Clay Aiken and Seven Mary Three. Total assets were $2.9 million and it had debts of $1.8 million.

The shed could reopen as early as this spring, according to KCBD.