Staff at theÂ Boom Boom Room, Jackie Harrisâ€™s funky wine bar and music venue at 2518 Yale St., will pour their last glasses of Pinot noir and dish out their final paninis Friday night. Harris, an artist and doyenne of Houstonâ€™s art car movement, tells Swamplot that a â€œgreat new restaurant-barâ€ — one run by â€œreal good Heights–Montrose restaurant people you all know and loveâ€ — will be setting up shop at the location in the not-too-distant future, but adds that she is not at liberty to disclose any further details.
After 8 1/2 years in business, Harris will sayÂ bye-bye to the Boom BoomÂ with mixed feelings,Â but she is looking forward to having more time behind her easel. â€œI will be painting in my studio where I should be,â€ she tells Swamplot. “I just wish more people in the Heights would support live music and small businesses or it all goes away.”
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