Looks like Houston may be in for a wave of post-Super Bowl restaurant closings. Just one day after Triniti ended its five-year run, the Houston Texans Grille in CityCentre has also shuttered. The restaurant posted a short notice on its homepage to announce the closure.
The elaborately decorated sports bar utilized a license with the Houston Texans to attract game-day viewing, but the Sports Foodie blog notes that parent company g3 Restaurants has been struggling recently. Last month, the company's Washington Redskins-themed bar called Hail & Hog filed for bankruptcy.
Memorial-area sports fans still have plenty of game day watching options. Yard House remains one of CityCentre's most popular craft beer destinations, and the recently opened bar The General Public provides high-quality food and drinks. State Fare, the Texas comfort food restaurant in Gateway Memorial City, also offers a number of TVs, as well as a selection of craft beer and snackable items like dips and wings.
CityCentre owner Midway Properties has yet to respond to CultureMap's request for comment about the closure or what the future holds for the space. We will update this article if the company responds.
Update: CityCentre provided the following statement about the closing, "We thank the Houston Texans Grille for being a part of the CITYCENTRE community for several years, and wish Great Grille Group (g3) well in their next endeavors. Presenting a wide variety of restaurants is an important part of the exciting CITYCENTRE experience, and we are pleased to offer 27 dining choices to suit almost every taste within one regional destination."