Two-time The Bachelor star Brad Womack is planning to open a nightclub with his business partners in Midtown Houston, right across the street from the Metro Midtown apartments, at the corner of Bagby and McIlhenny. Womack’s twin brother Chad, brother Wes, and partner Jason Carrier — they call their company Carmack Concepts — own Sixth St. bars Chuggin’ Monkey, Dizzy Rooster, Molotov, and Dogwood in Austin. Their Houston bar, which they’ll call Dogwood Houston, will be a transformation of a small 1956 commercial building at 2403 Bagby St.
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Brad Womack’s claim to tabloid fame was sealed in 2007, when in season 11 of the ABC show he stunned viewers by individually rejecting all 25 bachelorettes in the program, ending the show unencumbered. For that stellar marketing effort he was rewarded with a second chance as a season star early last year (this time with a stable of 30 women). He ended up proposing to single mom Emily Maynard in that show’s finale, but dumped her over the phone later that spring. (She’s now back to have her own go of it, on Season 8 of The Bachelorette.)
Of his 4 nightclub partners, Brad Womack is the only one who isn’t married with kids. But his Womack’s bachelor adventures weren’t Carmack’s first brush with reality TV. Earlier, both the Dizzy Rooster and Chuggin’ Monkey were featured on MTV’s Real World: Austin.
Photos and images posted to Dogwood Houston’s Facebook page show how Carmack plans to extend the back of the building to form a gated, partly open-air lounge. An old carport facing McIlhenny St. showed up on this morning’s demo report; a patio with a rooftop deck overlooking it is planned to go up in its place:
- Clubbing with Austin’s Carmack team of bar owners [Austin 360]
- Dogwood Houston [Facebook]
- Dogwood Midtown [ADB Commercial Construction]
- Emily Maynard breaks her silence: Brad dumped me by phone [Life&Style]
Images: Dogwood Houston