Car Crash Closes Woodrow's Heights; Owner Plans to Reopen on Monday
We received a tip from reader David Hinners that Woodrow's Heights might be closed. From the message, it sounded as if it was closed for good, but the restaurant's website and Facebook pages were still active. The phone number wasn't working, so we drove over there to check it out.
Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg Woodrow's is closed today after a car crashed into the building that houses it.
We can confirm that Woodrow's Heights is indeed closed -- but only until tomorrow, says the owner.
The porch that wraps around the front of the building was damaged when a car slammed into it on Saturday. A man who identified himself as the owner but declined to give his name says that the accident happened on Saturday night, though the person who reported it to us says Woodrow's was already closed by 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The owner says a single car was involved, and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. A police report was filed.
Yesterday, Woodrow's posted about the first day of crawfish season on its Facebook page, writing:
Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg The accident caused a lot of damage, but the restaurant's owner hopes to reopen on Monday.
"Come out Saturday Dec. 14 for out first day with #crawfish. John McConnell with be playing music from 1:00-5:00."
Woodrow's Heights took over Mardi Gras Grill on Durham a couple of years ago, and it's now one of six independently owned Woodrow's locations throughout Houston. The Heights location is known for its craft beer and Cajun-style seafood, though crawfish-lovers are going to have to wait a few more days before the twisting and sucking can commence.
The owner says he's still waiting to get power back on in the restaurant, but hopes to reopen tomorrow evening.