Gilley's sign up for grabs on eBay

The Houston Business Journal calls attention to a Pasadena icon that is up for auction on eBay:

The Houston honky-tonk that gained national fame in "Urban Cowboy" is no longer alive and kicking. But the giant sign that drew crowds of kickers to Gilley's is now up for grabs in an online auction.

Gilley's sign
eBay is taking bids for the Gilley's Club sign, which stands about 30 feet tall and 16 feet wide, and touts the bygone Pasadena night spot's "mixed drinks, beer, wine, Tex-Mex Food, Dining and Dancing."

The "Recording Studio" inside Gilley's gets top billing, just below the name of the long-closed and now-demolished establishment that claimed to be the world's largest night club.

Early offers from nostalgic John Travolta and Debra Winger fans who hanker for a memento of Bud and Sissy are circulating faster than line-dancers doing the "Cotton-eyed Joe."

The opening bid was $500 in a 10-day eBay stretch that will end on Nov. 30. And only a day into the bidding, on Nov. 21, the 18th and then-highest offer was $2,750. On Nov. 22 -- with seven days and 22 hours left in the eBay auction -- 30 bids had been made on the Gilley's sign with $6,300 as the one to beat.

The auction ends in a day and a half. As of tonight, the high bid is $10,350.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 11/28/05 10:02 PM | Print |

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