While The Sahara Lounge has only been open since July 2011, the historic building at 1413 Webberville Rd. has a long tradition of housing popular Austin night clubs and restaurants. In 1962 Thomas Plummer opened "Lincoln Drive-in" in the thriving "Lincoln Gardens" neighborhood. In the late 60's it became "RC's" and in 1978 "TC Lounge".During his 33 years of operation, Thomas Perkins kept the music and good times happening. Austin music lovers, young and old, gravitated to the funky blues bar with a dirt parking lot. As soon as you walked in the door you could feel the history.Monday night was "Blues Night", drawing a large crowd, including many UT students.Who are the new owners and what is their vision for the club?
The new owners are a family - Ibrahim Aminou, Eileen Bristol and Topaz McGarrigle. Each individual is a dedicated musician.