An update on recent comings and goings:
- Now Open: “A small group of cocktail freaks,” including former Beavers bartender Bobby Heugel, have at last opened the doors of Anvil Bar & Refuge on the Westheimer Curve. The location was originally a Bridgestone-Firestone tire shop, but was known more recently as the home of the Daiquiri Factory and Sliders.
- Closed: In advance of that new 25,000-sq.-ft. Spec’s opening up in the former Linens ’N Things in Weslayan Plaza, owner Christopher Massie decided to shut down Cepage Noir, his considerably smaller wine shop on Times Blvd. in the Rice Village.
More twists and turns:
- Opening Soon: Smoked out of its former location, Thelma’s Bar B Que plans to reopen about 3 miles to the south — on the corner of Scott and Southmore. The Houston Press‘s Robb Walsh reports:
The sign out front is already up. A note on the front door says the business will reopen on April 1st, but I’m thinking that’s an April Fools Day joke. Granted, the dining room looks ready to go, but there is some masonry work to do and that hasn’t even started yet. The building Thelma is taking over was previously used as a barbecue restaurant and there’s a nice-looking brick pit already in place–it just needs some repair work. If I had to guess, I’d say we might get some of Thelma’s smoked meat by May or June.
- Open: “A 9′ x 32′ HDTV . . . need we say more?” asks the website for the new 5,366-sq.-ft. Loggia Sports Lounge, just opened next to Olive’s Martini Bar in Sugar Land Town Square. That’ll do it!
Got more openings or closings to report? Send ’em!
- About Anvil [Anvil Bar & Refuge]
- Anvil Bar & Refuge Update! [Drink Dogma]
- Anvil Strikes the Daiquiri Factory [Swamplot]
- And They Always Told Us Winter Kills [Cepage Noir, via Cook’s Tour]
- Openings and Closings: Chili’s Chills, Movie Munchies, Green Performers [Swamplot]
- Thelma Shall Rise Again [Eating Our Words]
- Thelma’s Bar B Que: Smoked Out [Swamplot]
- Loggia Sports Bar Now Open In Sugar Land Town Square [FortBendNow]
Photo of Anvil Bar & Refuge: Robert Heugel