South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...Conrad Bejarano, co-owner of Spider House Cafe and Ballroom, has filed two responses to a lawsuit brought against him in October by business partner John Dorgan. On Dec..."
"...John Dorgan, co-owner of Spider House Cafe and Ballroom, has filed a civil suit against his business partner Conrad Bejarano and former employee Jeremy Rogers. The suit, filed on Oct..."
"...While Spider House has drawn in UT students, bands, burlesque shows, poets, comedians, and more, it's also built a reputation as a safe space, hosting welcoming events and promoting itself to the city's LGBTQ community and progressive organizations. The venue and its owners John Dorgan and Conrad Bejarano, whose entrepreneurial endeavors have included video store I Luv Video and dry cleaning service EcoClean, have received local and national accolades, including multiple "Best of Austin" awards from readers of the Chronicle...."
"...Following South by Southwest next month, long-running North Campus hub Spider House Ballroom will no longer function as a live music venue. Owner Conrad Bejarano plans to convert the space into an arcade bar, with alterations starting this month...."
"...And now here's Austin's beloved indie video mecca I Luv Video celebrating not only their third decade in the video rental biz – 28 years in their current incarnation, to be precise – but also the 30th anniversary of the release of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and co-owner Conrad Bejarano's 50th year on the planet with a massive, costume party-cum-screening of Scott's soggy, dystopian masterpiece in its rarely seen original cut, complete with Harrison Ford narration and all. "That was the first laser disc I ever bought," explains Bejarano, "and it's by far my all-time favorite movie..."
"...Filed on Oct. 19, Dorgan's civil suit against both Rogers and co-owner Conrad Bejarano accuses both defendants of libel and slander that is "false, misleading, and defamatory" to Dorgan and to Spider House..."
"...Dorgan, with co-owner Conrad Bejarano, also owns I Luv Video and I Luv Vintage.* All of the businesses, and Paciga, are tagged in the post, which has been shared more than 40 times...."
"...Which is good news to Conrad Bejarano, co-founder of Austin's I Luv Video, the largest and most popular of Austin's independent video stores...."
"...The Daily Texan broke the news earlier today, much to the surprise of co-founder Conrad Bejarano. He said, "How did everyone know so quickly that we're closing this store down?"..."
"...In the case of the new performance venue and art gallery, the sticking point involved zoning for the property, which housed a plasma center previously. When business partners John Dorgan and Conrad Bejarano acquired the property to expand their entertainment empire between Whitis and Guadalupe at 29th Street – the two also own Spider House, EcoClean, and I Luv Video – they thought they had dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's regarding health, safety, and fire inspections, not to mention the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission permits to extend the Spider House footprint into the new space..."
"...It may seem like a strange business model to undercut your own kitchen sales with other food operations, but for Spider House owner Conrad Bejarano, it's about building community through helping out the little guy. "I love the trailer culture, it gives the small business owner with a small budget an opportunity in a very challenging business world," he explains in an email..."
"..."There were too many limitations at the Ballroom, too many walls. Now that we're co-owners, it puts us in a better position because there's no compromise." Uptown, Spider House owner Conrad Bejarano isn't sweating staff changes..."
"...› Public documents on www.business-bankruptcies.com reveal that Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe has filed a petition for relief under bankruptcy laws. "We're still pushing strong," owner Conrad Bejarano assured me..."