A NOW OPEN sign is the newest addition to the metal-skinned Rice Village strip center at 2365 Rice Blvd., where Little Liberty’s neon blue label has been glowing atop a muted prison-stripe awning for several months. A reader notes that the banner takes the place of the NOW HIRING sign previously on display in the storefront, which held a branch of Ruggles Cafe & Bakery until its closure “for renovations” last March.
Little Liberty is the latest semi-spin-off of Liberty Kitchen, following the Heights location and Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette on San Felipe. The same group is behind Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts, the BRC, and Petite Sweets — a bakery opened in 2011 in partnership with Ruggles’s Susan Molzan.
- Liberty Kitchen to Open Little Liberty Concept in Rice Village [Eater Houston]
- Ex-hubby tweets news that popular Rice Village cafe bakery has abruptly closed [CultureMap]
- Previously on Swamplot: Liberty Kitchen To Open on San Felipe; Liberty Kitchen Now Open to Almost All; Coffee Coming Around Back
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