A northern ambassador to the Houston restaurant scene appears to be moving into the Uptown spot recently vacated by southwest-centric Canyon Cafe. The logo for Canadian fusion chain Moxie’s Grill & Bar now shows up on Weingarten’s leasing flier for The Centre at Post Oak, across Westheimer Rd. from the Galleria. Tom Gaglardi, the current owner of both the Moxie’s chain and the NHL’s Dallas Stars, told the Dallas Business Journal early last year that he was planning to push Moxie’s into the US market by way of several major Texas cities.
The restaurant’s move-in also appears to be knocking out one of the Centre’s mattress offerings: The restaurants name appears both in the upstairs space formerly used by Canyon Cafe and in the elevator-side ground-level spot where Relax the Back has been calmly hanging out since at least the start of the decade. Abraham’s Oriental Rugs & Home Furnishings is still listed as a tenant of the other downstairs storefront of the building, in the slot marked D0A; a few doors down, Mattress Firm Uptown East appears safe for now as well.
- The Centre at Post Oak [Weingarten Realty]
- Previously on Swamplot: Canyon Cafe Shutters along Post Oak Blvd. as Bankrupt Sports Authority Prepares To Do the Same
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