Las Problemas con Las Alamedas
It seems now that the space and the restaurant itself might be in peril. For several weeks, people have wondered why Las Alamedas suddenly shuttered. Their dormant website is silent on the topic. But Swamplot, the popular local real estate blog, and the Houston Business Journal have uncovered most of the dirt around the restaurant's unexpected closure. So are their big wooden doors closed temporarily or not?
According to Swamplot, the troubles arose when the restaurant's old lease lapsed and a new one was negotiated. Reportedly, the previous owner of the land (and the lease) recently passed away in a plane crash and the new owners increased the amount of Las Alamedas' monthly rent by 50%.
Jorge Sneider, the restaurant's owner, had indicated earlier this month that a settlement had been reached on the lease and that Las Alamedas would reopen on Feburary 6th. However, since that date has come and gone, fans of the restaurant are getting nervous that the old institution on Voss may never reopen.
The Houston Business Journal reported more positive news today, however. Sneider is hopeful that the lease will be finalized within the next few weeks and that Las Alamedas will once again be open for romantic dinners, anniversaries, proposals and their famous champagne brunches.
On the rather negative, off chance that they didn't reopen, however, what would you like to see opened in the space instead?