Restaurant Closings

After 22 Years, Bistro Provence in Memorial is Getting a Refreshed Look & a New Name

POSTED: August 12, 2020 AT 4:20 pm   /   News, Rebrandings & Retoolings, Restaurant Closings

Saturday, August 22 is the last day for diners to bid adieu to Bistro Provence at 13616 Memorial. It opened in September 1998 and for 22 years has been a comfortable, steadfast source of approachable French fare and top-notch wine. This September, owner Genevieve Guy is debuting Bistro 555 in its place. Guy is making […]

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Iconic Houston Bar, Bakery & Woman-Led Woodlands Restaurant Close Due To COVID-19

POSTED: July 31, 2020 AT 11:54 am   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Closings

It’s inevitable that at some point a favorite bar or restaurant is going to close. Between thin margins and fickle consumers, the hospitality industry is notoriously volatile, even in the best of times — but for small bars and restaurants, the COVID-19 pandemic is the worst of times. There is a growing list of those […]

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Houston Loses Downtown Bar & Heights Restaurant to COVID-Driven Economic Downturn

POSTED: July 22, 2020 AT 1:58 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings

The efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 over the last few months have caused huge challenges for Texas bars and restaurants. Bars have been forced to shut down twice, although for this second time around, Governor Greg Abbott is at least allowing these businesses to sell drinks to-go.  Dining rooms were initially closed in […]

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Homegrown Houston Burger Chain Says Goodbye — At Least For Now

POSTED: May 28, 2020 AT 10:34 am   /   News, Restaurant Closings

It’s hard to believe that’s it’s been nearly a decade since a yellow school bus began appearing in the parking lot of Houston coffee shops to serve The Principal — a classic burger with cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, onions, pickles, lettuce and garlic tomatoes. From that small but impressive beginning, Bernie’s Burger Bus and its […]

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Farewell, Dolce Vita, and Thanks For the Memories

POSTED: May 26, 2020 AT 3:30 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings

Guest writer Lisa Hopkins has lived in the Heights area for almost 10 years, and in Houston for almost 20. She says some of her favorite things about the city are its incredible food, restaurants and bars, and she’s proud to support local neighborhood spots and independent journalism. When she’s not following all of the […]

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