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Steakhouse institution plans to open a new downtown restaurant, taking over locked-out spot

Steakhouse institution plans to open a new downtown restaurant, taking over locked-out spot

Pappas Brothers steakhouse
A new Pappas Bros. Steakhouse could be headed downtown.

After the Killen's Heights tease, we're loathe to get excited about a new steakhouse before the lease is signed on the dotted line.

But that's tough considering that a Houston steak institution is rumored to be coming downtown for the first time. Citing multiple sources, Eater editor Eric Sandler says that Pappas Bros. Steakhouse will take over the former Strip House space in Houston Center, with construction already underway despite no lease yet being signed. (The Strip House was locked out of the spot in a landlord dispute in late July).

Pappas director of marketing Christina Pappas told Eater, "We are still working out the details, but we are very excited about this downtown opportunity." Pappas did not immediately return CultureMap calls for comment.

If everything goes forward, this will be the third Pappas Bros. Steakhouse location. The first upscale steak and cigars spot opened in the Galleria area in 1996, followed by a second location in Dallas in 1998.