Nelson Partners In Austin Nightclub

Willie Nelson and nephew Freddy Fletcher are partnering with Stratus Properties for an “Austin City Limits”-themed nightclub and studio set to open in 2010.

The $15 million, 2,000-capacity venue, tentatively named Austin City Limits Studio, will host tapings of the long-running TV show 40 nights a year and House of Blues-style entertainment on other nights.

Groundbreaking for the project is set for next summer.