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The building at 4002 N Main was La Casa de Frida and more recently Skinny Rita's Grille. 

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Previous discussions about it from the Lack of Restaurant Diversity in the Heights thread:
 

On 2/27/2014 at 0:50 PM, BullMan008 said:

I drove down Main St yesterday and saw conctruction at the old Frida place. Anyone know whats happening there? Another restaurant?

 

On 3/9/2014 at 4:26 PM, AGalvan said:

There's a sign up now that says Skinny Rita's Grille. So maybe a bar/mexican restaurant? They added lots of patio space and a second floor patio

 

On 3/9/2014 at 6:28 PM, Moose said:

A quick google search on Skinny Rita's Grille found that it is a new concept from the group behind Ruggles Green.  

 

On 7/14/2014 at 10:00 AM, s3mh said:

Skinny Rita's will open very soon.  Menu is up on their website:  www.srgrille.com  Cactus tortillas and other healthy items without calling it "fresh Mex" (thank goodness).  I am very interested in trying them out once they are up and running.  Looks like they have enough of an original concept to avoid getting lost in the forest of Tex Mex restaurants (new and old) in the neighborhood.

 

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Skinny Rita's Grille at 4002 N Main closed in August. From Swamplot:

The sign at the Skinny Rita’s Grille at 4002 N. Main St. in Brooke Smith now states that the Mexican restaurant inside has closed, but a note on the door from “Management” is a little less definitive: “This location will be rebranding in the next few weeks and will be temporarily closed,” reads the undated notice — already annotated by a handwritten visitor complaint requesting the information be added to the company’s outgoing phone message. “Please come visit us when we reopen in a few weeks.

http://swamplot.com/skinny-ritas-has-now-slimmed-down-almost-completely/2017-08-18/

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Skinny Rita's Grille isn't rebranding. What's moving in is another location of Stuttgarden Tavern. The original one is in Galveston, but has expanded to Kemah and Texas City since. It's a German beer garden, putting it in competition with King's Bierhaus in Shade Acres.

Here's the Facebook page for Stuttgarden Tavern Heights and a YellowPages listing showing the 4002 N Main St address.

https://www.facebook.com/StuttgardenHeights/

 

https://www.yellowpages.com/houston-tx/mip/stuttgarden-tavern-heights-540684708

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mkultra25    460

Good God! King's Bierhaus, Heights Bier Garten, and now Stuttgarden Tavern. How many German beer halls can Houston support before critical mass is achieved and the demagogue leader of a radical fringe group attempts a putsch?

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Forgot about Heights Bier Garten nearby. If we're ranking beer gardens, Stuttgarden Tavern would be on the bottom, with King's Bierhaus and Heights Bier Garten on top. It may be able to survive, but I don't think it will. Another restaurant with a better concept should have grabbed this building.

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s3mh    242

Heights Bier Garten is about as German as a Pillsbury Toaster Strudel.  King's Bierhaus is the gold standard.  I have never been to Stuttgarden Tavern.  At least they have a brat menu, but not a lot of Euro brews.  But this will be their forth location.  Scale seems to win the day in the Heights now that rents have shot up.

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