“It was an unfortunate leasing issue and nothing else,” say the owners of the Gallant Knight. And so the bar will be closing December 31st “at least for now.” Will there be an everyone-out-before-midnight New Year’s Eve party? The landlord of the bar’s new location at 2511 Bissonnet just east of Kirby didn’t renew the lease, an email from the bar explains: “We have just 60 days to empty our liquor cabinet.” An investor group led by Cushman & Wakefield director Stephen Schneidau bought the name and contents of the 34-year-old neighborhood bar at the corner of Holcombe and Morningside shortly after it closed in 2006, then reopened on Bissonnet almost a year and a half ago. Now sitting on the site of the bar’s original location at 2337 W. Holcombe: a branch of Comerica Bank.
- The Gallant Knight [Facebook]
- The Gallant Knight returns in retro fashion [Houston Business Journal]
Photo: Eating Our Words
Like I said back in January during the Corkscrew/SugarCane change:
“It reminds me of years ago when the owners of the Timerwolf Pub transformed their popular bar into a nightclub lounge. Since then, crowds haven’t returned and the bar keeps changing.”
Someone knew what was coming….. they got a TABC permit issued for that address under a different name.
The new GK was a far cry from the old GK. Talk about apples to oranges.