A little more than 2 years after announcing they’d be closing down, demolishing the restaurant and selling the land underneath it, and 9 months after reopening the almost-60-year-old institution with great fanfare, the owners of Otto’s Bar B Que are now saying the restaurant at 5502 Memorial Dr. will be closing for good. Sort of:
Otto’s has a long list of customers, including former President George H. W. Bush. He came by yesterday to get a final plate of food before the business closed. The building will be demolished and replaced with a bank. The owner told us it was hard to say goodbye.
“We have some wonderful people here in the City of Houston that have supported us for hundreds of years. It’s a little, a little emotional,” said owner June [Sofka].
You will still be able to order a hamburger from Otto’s at that location for a few more months.
- Popular BBQ restaurant to close down for good [abc13]
- Former President Bush bids farewell to Otto’s Barbecue [KHOU.com]
- Previously on Swamplot: Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye: Otto’s, Back from the Edge of the Market, They’re Otto Here
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