Home for Heroes (and Others)
Transforming the storefront at 617 Congress into The
Hideout, a multilevel arts venue, has been a learning
process for proprietors Shana Merlin and Sean Hill.
But after $250,000 of investment, the developer's
dance of securing permits, and many hours of hard
labor, they have created one of Austin's most
user-friendly theatre spaces.
"...approval," Hill explains. "We're putting up the first new neon sign on Congress in 15 years. When we dug..."
Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Feature by Phil West