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Poitin, the Tasting Room, Barry's Pizza, Indika... the list is continuing to grow. Figured I'd create a thread so we can start tracking all the restaurants closing. I worry this is just the start of a large wave of restaurant closures. Hopefully I am wrong.

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Not all of the restaurants on your list or below are due to COVID (Indika for instance was closing long before they announced COVID - as is Dolce Vita next door) but here are some more I know of all close to each other:

Treebeards Market Square

Frank's Backyard

Boomtown on Main

Hard Rock Cafe

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Right. I didn't mention Covid but since we are happening to see a growing number, I just wanted to track it.

 

Treebeards hits too close to home. :( I love that place.

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Sad about Treebeard's leaving but the rent around there is only mid-high $20's from what I can tell, which is not that high. You're not really a real retail district until you have rents in the $30's, and higher than that for a "hot" area. They were a good tenant in the old dead era of downtown, when the only time to eat was lunchtime. Reminds us of how far we've come and how far we have to go.

 

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9 hours ago, Tumbleweed_Tx said:

The Redneck Country Club (now Republic Country Club/Republic BBQ announced they didn't survive the 'Rona panic and are shutting down.

Was that announcement made today?

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44 minutes ago, Montrose1100 said:

Anyone know if/when Local Foods Downtown will re-open? The number automatically diverts to the Heights location.

 

Best guess is that will be related to the return of the Mole People.  They do mostly a lunch business, and downtown is still pretty much left to those who live there (and the few of us for whom it's easier to be distant here than at home.  Don't tell anyone. :ph34r:)

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Just now, mollusk said:

 

Best guess is that will be related to the return of the Mole People.  They do mostly a lunch business, and downtown is still pretty much left to those who live there (and the few of us for whom it's easier to be distant here than at home.  Don't tell anyone. :ph34r:)

Mole people have returned (not all, but enough). Friend sent me a lunch pic from Understory.

 

Besides, this is a street level restaurant that is open for dinner. 

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2 hours ago, Montrose1100 said:

Mole people have returned (not all, but enough). Friend sent me a lunch pic from Understory.

 

Besides, this is a street level restaurant that is open for dinner. 

 

They haven't been open for dinner in some time.  They used to close at like 8:00 so some would argue they were never really open for dinner.  I never understood those times.

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1 hour ago, kbates2 said:

 

They haven't been open for dinner in some time.  They used to close at like 8:00 so some would argue they were never really open for dinner.  I never understood those times.

I eat dinner 6:30-7:30 during the week lol.

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On 6/17/2020 at 10:28 PM, kbates2 said:

Sounds like Petrol Station is done. Phone number disconnected, clearing out equipment.

 

was a great place. 

 

I hadn't gone a really long time though.

 

looks like a few pappas locations are closed for good.

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Yia Yia Mary's Mediterranean Kitchen

Pappas Seafood House at I-45 North at Aldine Bender

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen on Richmond near Kirby

Pappas Shrimp Shack at I-45 and Woodridge

Little Pappas Seafood House on Shepherd and West Alabama

 

 

 

I'm guessing the Yia Yia Mary's location is the one in the Galleria area.

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2 hours ago, Ponchorello said:

Berry Pizza - Richmond Avenue

Liberty Kitchen - San Felipe

Caption Crawfish -Silber

Snap Kitchen - S. Rice Blvd

Snap Kitchen - San Felipe

Smashburger - Main St.

Inferno Pizza - Westcreek

East Hampton Sandwiches - River Oaks District

 

More to come soon...

 

ugh I loved east hampton. why didn't this work here? It was near SMU and i frequently enjoyed.

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8 minutes ago, Avossos said:

 

ugh I loved east hampton. why didn't this work here? It was near SMU and i frequently enjoyed.

 

It didn't work in Montrose either and I've almost never seen anybody at the Understory location.  

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3 minutes ago, kbates2 said:

 

It didn't work in Montrose either and I've almost never seen anybody at the Understory location.  

 

at lunch it was popping. went there a couple times a month pre-covid.

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25 minutes ago, Avossos said:

ugh I loved east hampton. why didn't this work here? It was near SMU and i frequently enjoyed.

 

I also liked East Hampton, the Lobster Rolls were great and they had a good selection of weekend breakfast/brunch options as well. I remember reading some Yelp and Google Reviews about it when I noticed there was a note at their ROD location saying they failed to pay rent back in May. Most of the reviews weren't overly positive and a lot talked about how they felt it was overpriced. I am sad it didn't work out. 

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https://houston.eater.com/2020/7/20/21331609/blackbird-izakaya-closed-houston-heights-permanently

Popular Heights Japanese Eatery Blackbird Izakaya Shutters Permanently

Chef-owner Billy Kin confirmed the restaurant’s departure on Monday 

by Amy McCarthy  Jul 20, 2020, 2:08pm CD
 

blackbird_izakaya_1.0.jpg A stunning plate from Blackbird Izakaya  Blackbird Izakaya/Yelp

After nearly two years of serving creative Japanese dishes, Blackbird Izakaya has officially closed its doors.

Chef-owner Billy Kim confirmed to Eater on Monday that the restaurant was permanently closed after announcing its departure in a lengthy video montage posted to YouTube on Monday. The video, which is packed with tons of photos from happier times, inspired several comments from devastated diners who were sad to lose one of the city’s most innovative Japanese restaurants.

Kim says that the restaurant pivoted to takeout once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but that this type of dining establishment just isn’t suited to long-term survival with a takeout-focused model. “A lot of my regular business before COVID was really people coming in her to sit at our bar top in front of the open kitchen,” Kim says. “A lot of the menu items that we are known for don’t really translate to carry-out.” 

As previously reported, Kim opened Blackbird Izakaya in 2018 in the space at 1221 West 11th Street after closing its predecessor, Republic Diner and Noodle Bar. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, it was a popular destination for dinner and drinks, serving everything from Japanese curry katsu to super-fresh sushi and meats grilled over binchotan charcoal. 

Still, Kim plans to maintain the lease on Blackbird Izakaya’s space and has some optimism for the future. “We will see what happens in the future,” he says. “I didn’t know this COVID thing would drag on this long.” 

 

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