A “high-end” restaurant, led by a yet-to-be-identified “superstar chef,” will be taking over the space known for the last 16 years as Chances Bar, an owner of the property tells Houston Press reporter Craig Hlavaty. “It’s going to blow Montrose out,” Nick Vastakis tells him. “It’s going to be great.” Chances will shut down for good after a goodbye party on Saturday. Vastakis says his family, which has owned the property since the 1970s, will be getting out of the lesbian-bar management business and into property development.
What prompted the change? One of those spear-more-times-with-my-family moments, he tells Hlavaty:
“I was spear-fishing with my 12-year-old son in Greece and he said, ‘You know Dad, we never get to just hang out. You are always at the bar working,’ and so we decided to change the direction of our business plan,” Vastakis said.
The family had put the property at 1100 Westheimer up for sale earlier this year. After Saturday’s event, Vastakis says he’ll leave the bar’s marquee lit up with the message “Thanks for the Mammaries.”
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