A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 06, 2008
“Just a two-step back in time” (Coupland Inn and Dancehall)

“Just a two-step back in time” is the slogan of the Coupland Inn & Dancehall in Coupland (near Austin and Round Rock). The dance hall was built in 1910; a bar inside the dance hall dates from 1886.
The Old Coupland Inn and Dancehall
Coupland Inn & Dancehall
Take a Two Step Back in Time….... to the eatinest, drinkinest, dancinest place in Texas! Located just 25 Minutes from Austin and Round Rock, the Old Coupland Inn and Dancehall has the kind of entertainment, food and hospitality that can not be found anyplace else.
The Old Coupland Inn and Dancehall
Our History
Every weekend, great bands from Texas and Nashville make every inch of this 7,000 square foot, rustic, hospitality hall resonate with live country music. Some of the performers to grace the Lonestar Stage include: Rhett Akins, David Ball, Moe Bandy, Johnny Bush, David Allan Coe, Johnny Gimble, Lost Wolf, Willie Nelson, Gary P. Nunn, Eddie Raven, Johnny Rodriguez, Gary Stewart, Hank Thompson, Rick Trevino, Jerry Jeff Walker, Chris Wall, John Conlee, Gary Allan, Chad Brock, Deryl Dodd, Gene Watson, The Bellamy Brothers, Andy Griggs, Peter Dawson, Ricky Calmbach, Mark Winston Kirk, Jason Boland, the Derailers, Kevin Fowler, Kings of the Motel Six, Reckless Kelly and many more.
Our friendly waitstaff serves ice cold long necks, draft beer, wine, shots and mixed drinks.
In 1887 Civil War major and former Travis County sheriff, Theodore van Buren Coupland, founded this small town on inherited land.
The Coupland Dancehall, built in 1910, had several different functions over the years: a mercantile store, a home for quarterly pun-offs, and a newsletter called The Coupland Tavern World Globe News was published there.
Two bars from inside the Tavern, both over 100 years old, are now in the Dancehall. These antique bars add authenticity and a sense of history. The larger, beveled mirrored beauty is dated 1886, and still has buckshot holes intact. The Dancehall can be reserved for special occasions, private parties, receptions, weddings, and fund raisers, or just about any occasion.
Traditional Country Hall of Fame - Venues
116 Hoxie, Coupland, TX - 512-856-2226
Thu -Sat 6:00pm-10:00pm
Tel: (512) 856-2226 - Fax: (512) 856-2619
Dance Hall Hours: Fri 7:00pm-12:00am—Sat 7:00pm-1:00am
“It’s Just a Two-step Back In Time” - Welcome to the home of the eatinest, drinkinest, dancinest place in Texas! Located 25 minutes from Austin or Round Rock, come experience the genuine taste of the kind of food, entertainment, and hospitality that Texas made famous.
Austin (TX) Chronicle (August 9, 2002)
100% Texan
Kevin Fowler is ridin’ high on the hog

The bar inside the Coupland Dance Hall & Tavern is a thing of beauty. Its unvarnished surface, circa 1886, is dark and polished from years of resting elbows, the surface peppered with buckshot holes from a long-forgotten barroom brawl. Beside it is another bar, even older as it dates back to 1700s Louisiana; a third one across the room backs up to a corner by the stage. The sign hanging over it says it all: “Just a Two-Step Back In Time.”
Google Books
Insider’s Guide to Austin
by Hilary Hilton and Cam Rossie
Guilford, CT; Globe Pequot
Pg. 113:
Want to experience a real Texas country dance hall? Head for The Coupland Dance Hall, (512) 856-2226, on Highway 95 between Taylor and Elgin, east of Austin. On weekends this old dance hall is “just a two-step back in time,” as its slogan says.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Thursday, March 06, 2008 • Permalink

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