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Lack of Restaurant Diversity In the Heights

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On ‎5‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 8:46 PM, CrockpotandGravel said:


Warehouse Bar and Chill closed some months ago. According to Houstonia, Gary Mosely and the Creek Group purchased it.

 

Cactus Cove: This forthcoming bar and grill, tentatively named Cactus Cove, is one of several new concepts on the horizon from the Creek Group (Onion Creek Cafe, Cedar Creek Cafe, Lowbrow). Details are hush-hush for now, but look for the eatery to take over the former Warehouse Bar & Chill in the Timbergrove neighborhood.



https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2017/5/1/houston-restaurants-to-get-excited-for

Interesting.  Gary has the magic touch so I'm sure it will be a success.  The WB&C people didn't have a clue to what they were doing.

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Another Heights restaurant closure coming up!

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17 hours ago, JCR said:

Another Heights restaurant closure coming up!

 

Shade and Glass Wall are closed.  Both are being retooled.  Shade will be "Alice Blue", a more trendy venue.  Glass Wall will try a more casual concept.  

 

Something has got to give at Treadsack.  Graham Laborde jumped ship.  Bernadine's was his creation and he got his dad involved in propping up the restaurant when everything hit the fan.  Richard Knight left Hunky Dory and it has not been the same.  I doubt that those concepts can survive too long without big talent in the kitchen.  And no big name chef is going to come on board until the company emerges from bankruptcy.  A bit of a catch 22.  

 

https://houston.eater.com/2017/5/15/15641640/treadsack-chefs-leaving-graham-laborde-richard-knight

 

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47 minutes ago, s3mh said:

 

Shade and Glass Wall are closed.  Both are being retooled.  Shade will be "Alice Blue", a more trendy venue.  Glass Wall will try a more casual concept.  

 

Something has got to give at Treadsack.  Graham Laborde jumped ship.  Bernadine's was his creation and he got his dad involved in propping up the restaurant when everything hit the fan.  Richard Knight left Hunky Dory and it has not been the same.  I doubt that those concepts can survive too long without big talent in the kitchen.  And no big name chef is going to come on board until the company emerges from bankruptcy.  A bit of a catch 22.  

 

https://houston.eater.com/2017/5/15/15641640/treadsack-chefs-leaving-graham-laborde-richard-knight

 

 

Looks like those restaurants will likely close.

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21 hours ago, JCR said:

Another Heights restaurant closure coming up!

This one at the end of the month.

 

An additional closure is the Taquito Rico on Main and Pecore also at the end of this month.  The building owner has other plans for that lot.  The business owner will have a taco truck in the same area at some point.

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2 hours ago, JCR said:

This one at the end of the month.

 

An additional closure is the Taquito Rico on Main and Pecore also at the end of this month.  The building owner has other plans for that lot.  The business owner will have a taco truck in the same area at some point.

Ok so which restaurant is it?

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41 minutes ago, Triton said:

 

Hunky Dory and Bernadine's are owned by a separate entity from Down House and the rest of the currently surviving Treadsack establishments.  They could now convert Hunky Dory and Bernadine's bankruptcy into a Chap 7 from an 11 and lighten their load by a lot.  It is sad because but for the mismanagement these restaurants should have been able to be around for a long time.  At least they leave behind some nice architecture for someone else to make a go at it.

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22 hours ago, Triton said:

 

Hunky Dory and Bernadine's closing!

 

 

Both of these concepts were very much tied to the chefs that created them. Once both of the them left, closing them was probably the right thing to do.

 

Here's hoping someone snaps up these (still pretty nice) 2nd generation restaurant spaces quickly.

 

 

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