No bull: Crews on Wednesday demolished the 45-year-old former and long vacant Mrs. Baird’s bakery distribution center in League City, clearing the way for a 16-acre development called Grand Oak Village just north of the intersection of Interstate 45 and state Highway 96.

Initially, developers had planned for the building, 1400 Link Road near the intersection of Calder Road, to house an iteration of the famous Pasadena honky-tonk Gilley’s, a popular nightclub founded in 1971 and the set of the 1980 movie “Urban Cowboy.” Gilley’s was affiliated with country artist Mickey Gilley and famous for its mechanical bull.

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Bailey Jones

I admit I have no idea who Sonia Langham is, but I'm thrilled that she's going to be the new owner of the Letitia Rosenberg house. It's such a great building, deserving of a great new life.

Chuck DiFalco

"Epicenter League City, which for all practical purposes has gone to the wayside." I'm glad that League City Council and staff held firm and did not throw taxpayer cash at this Powerpoint property development. It was a case of "show me the money", and the developer didn't have any.

Craig Mason


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