STRIPPED Has the Strip House — the Shops at Houston Center stripper-themed steak house — closed its doors for good? Or is it just, you know, trying to renegotiate its lease with a landlord’s lockout notice for non-payment of rent taped to its McKinney St. front door? Reported outages of the Strip House’s Facebook page and Twitter feed may turn out to be mere negotiating tactics. “Our goal is to resolve this matter as soon as possible,” a release sent out this morning quotes owner Penny Glazier as saying. Her company, the Glazier Group, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late 2010. The chain owns Strip Houses in 3 other cities. [Eater Houston] Photo: Flickr user jerry1540

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  • The only reason to go downtown is to get a parking ticket or check out the homeless

  • Yea. Parking tickets and homeless. Nothing else. Except working. Maybe enjoying a drink or two. Going to a ball game is a possibility. I guess one could take the rail to the museum district.

    But enjoy just getting parking tickets and avoiding the homeless Benny.

  • … or to see a decent theatre production, an Astros game, a Rockets game, Discovery Green, Market Square, The Rice Hotel, the Houston Symphony, the Houston Ballet, the Dragon Boat races, Sundance Theaters, Verizon Wireless Theater, Spindletop, MANY great restraunts, the House of Blues, Lucky Strike, La Carafe, Treebeards, The Houston Library Main-Branch, Christ Episcopal Church, Sacred Heart Church, Antioch Baptist Church, Sam Houston Park, the International Festival, The Rodeo Parade, the Coranado Club, Chase Tower Observation Deck, Tellepsen YMCA, the Houston Club, some of the roots of the Texas economy, and oh yeah, jury duty.

    You are so right Benny,

  • Morton’s won the battle for the expense account dining downtown. Strip House just wasn’t anything special.

  • It’s a shame that Morton’s dropped the ceiling on the lobby of 1001 McKinney. It is gorgeous.

    In other restaurant/real estate news:

  • Unless it’s a really complex case (like a Fortune 500 company or something), two years is a long time for a Chapter 11. If this Strip House is part of the bankruptcy, the lockout wouldn’t happen without the bankruptcy judge’s OK.