New Gilley's live music venue and dance hall possibly heading for La Porte

LA PORTE, TX -- Mickey Gilley and a Friendswood developer are currently working with La Porte city officials to open a new Gilley's live music venue and dance hall to serve as the centerpiece for a proposed $55 million mixed-use development.

The original Gilley's nightclub in Pasadena became famous as the backdrop for the movie "Urban Cowboy" but was destroyed by a fire 25 years ago.

Unlike the rowdy honky-tonk that drew thousands of tourists to Pasadena, Gilley said the La Porte location is designed to be a family-friendly music and entertainment complex.

"We can make this something we can all be proud of," he said.

You can read the full story about the proposal in The Pasadena Citizen, one of our Houston Community Newspaper partners.