Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre is located on Hwy. 290. Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre is located on Hwy. 290.[/caption]

Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre will relocate from Southwest Austin to Round Rock after Round Rock City Council approved the sale of McNeil Park to the venue’s owner during an Aug. 13 meeting.

Nutty Brown owner Mike Farr said he has thought for years that Round Rock would make a good location for a music venue.

Round Rock City Attorney Steve Sheets said the city offered to sell the 18-acre park property, which is located near I-35, and received a bid of $1.1 million.

Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B acquired the land the Nutty Brown Cafe sits on in 2015.

Farr said H-E-B allowed him to stay on the land as long as he wanted, and the decision to relocate was “100 percent” his idea.

“I decided I was ready to move,” Farr said. “To have a big corporation like H-E-B say you can stay or go is extraordinary. [...] They’ve been extraordinary partners to work with.”

Nutty Brown plans to remain at its location on Hwy. 290 throughout 2015 and 2016, and move to Round Rock afterward, Farr said.