The Return of Marfreless

THE RETURN OF MARFRELESS It was only temporary, it turns out, the closing of Houston’s infamous den of PDA: Though reports in March suggested that River Oaks Shopping Center landlords Weingarten had hiked the rent, described cheekily in a press release by Marfreless as “the rising cost of doing business,” it appears that the bar that looks the other way has found new owners and will reopen with the same management in the same spot this summer — and they’ll be fixing up the place, too, they’ve announced in a press release that’s fairly dripping with innuendo: “All this comes with a complete renovation — from wires and carpet to the furniture you . . . sit on. You can expect an updated feel with the same Marfreless experience you’ve come to love. And don’t worry, our upstairs seating and iconic blue door will remain.” [Houston Chronicle; previously on Swamplot] Photo: Flickr user jmcgeough

4 Comment

  • I guess Marfreless and Weingarten kissed and made up.

    Haaazzzzinnnggg!!! Thank you, thank you. I will be here all week.

  • Sounds to me like a Marfreless fan with slightly deeper pockets stepped up. Still bet there was a rent increase and I’ll bet the operating costs and the revenue don’t change very much. I’m perfectly willing to believe that Weingarten wanted more rent than is really comfortable long-term for a bar.

  • Marfreless has a new sugar daddy.

  • Thank goodness. Now let’s find a way for Blanco’s to stay open.