AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has a reputation for having a hard time attracting new residents, but the state’s biggest entertainment company is expecting the state to make up for lost ground in the future.
Ace of Spades is one of the top live entertainment venues in the state, and its employees and customers are used to spending time in the area, said company CEO Eric Smith.
The company opened in 2011 and is located in the heart of Austin, about 35 miles north of Dallas.
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Smith said Ace of Spaders has been able to attract a high number of new residents to the state because of the popularity of live music and sports, including baseball and football.
“The biggest thing is people want to come and have fun.
It’s just like a new restaurant, a new venue,” Smith said.
He said that the company is expanding its events calendar to cater to the growing number of patrons and that it plans to open additional locations over the next few years.
Smith said Ace has about 300 employees and plans to hire another 300 to 250 in the coming years.
He said he’s optimistic about the future because the company has already opened about 20 new locations.
This is a business that is going to continue to grow, he said.
“It’s going to get more and more expensive to keep doing it.
It has to be profitable for us to keep going.
We’ve got to get our foot in the door and see if we can continue to attract people to come to Ace of Sparkes,” he said, referring to the restaurant chain that opened in Austin.
I think this is one area where we’re going to be able to make some really great business investments, Smith added.
The company is working with the city to open new locations in the Austin and Dallas areas.
Austin’s Ace ofSpades will be one of several restaurants in the next year or so that will offer live entertainment, Smith promised.
But Smith said the company will also continue to provide a range of entertainment including concerts and other events.
And Smith said he hopes that his company’s live entertainment business will expand to other cities in the near future.
The Austin-based Ace of spades opened its first location in New Orleans in 2014 and has since expanded to other areas.