City Attorney Steve Sheets said the city offered for sale the 18-acre park property, which is located near I-35, and received a bid of $1.1 million. Sheets said city staffers asked about the property's intended use in the property's bids. Staffers learned that the buyer--named in city documents as James Michael Farr--listed the intended use as relocating the Nutty Brown Cafe, Sheets said.
The Nutty Brown Cafe is a well-known music venue and restaurant in Southwest Austin at 12225 W. Hwy. 290. The restaurant's current property was purchased by Texas grocery chain H-E-B earlier this year.
McNeil Park is located off I-35 in Round Rock just south of University Boulevard.
Update 9:24 p.m.
According to a post on the Nutty Brown Cafe and Amphitheatre's Twitter account, the venue will stay at its current location throughout 2015 and 2016, and move to Round Rock afterward.