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P.M. BRIEFING : ‘Urban Cowboy’ Club Shuttered

From Times wire services

A judge ordered Gilley’s nightclub, a local institution that was the primary setting for the 1980 movie “Urban Cowboy,” to close its doors indefinitely.

“That’s it. It’s over, they won. They booted us out today,” Sherwood Cryer, the club’s longtime owner, said late Thursday.

Cryer lost a $17-million lawsuit to recording artist Mickey Gilley last summer and declared bankruptcy. He also lost the rights to use Gilley’s name, but Cryer continued to run the 70,000-square-foot club while he appealed the ruling.


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