The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre house’s new owners want to celebrate its history

Last month, we heard that the house from director Tobe Hooper’s classic from 1974 The chainsaw massacre in Texas (see it HERE) – which was moved from the filming location in the 90s and is now the Grand Central Cafe and Club Car Bar, located on the grounds of the Antlers Hotel in Kingsland, Texas – had been purchased by new owners. There was some concern that the new owners would not respect the history of the house… but in an article at Daily Tribit has been said that they want to “preserve and protect the history and integrity” of both the Grand Central Cafe and the Antlers Hotel.

The new owners of the cafe and hotel are Courtney Rhodes, Mike Rhodes, Simon Madera and Hobie Sasser. Some renovations are planned, including upgrades to the hotel, and a community room will be added to the property to host concerts, Christmas celebrations and market days. The cafe and hotel will both remain open throughout the process, and the hotel itself is protected as a historic landmark so no major changes can be made. Madera, who runs the Taco Flats restaurant chain, will take over management of the cafe – and assured readers “We are not a development company that comes in here to reshape the landscape or bring an absentee owner mindset. This is a practical approach.

Addressing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre fans directly at the cafe’s Facebook page, the new owners said they still welcome fans to visit the cafe regularly — and even said they think fans will enjoy visiting the place even more in the future. They added,Don’t be nervous… We go deeper into Mr. Hooper.

Directed by Tobe Hooper from a screenplay he wrote with Kim Henkel, The chainsaw massacre in Texas has the following synopsis:

When Sally hears that her grandfather’s grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family’s old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazy, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do whatever they can to escape.

The film stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Jim Siedow, Edwin Neal, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Allen Danziger, John Dugan and Gunnar Hansen.

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