Looks Like We Can Pour One Out for Pearl Bar

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Photo by Jay Rascoe
This may be the end of the line for Pearl Bar. The once-crowded jewel of the Washington Avenue bar scene has apparently been locked out by its landlord for nonpayment of rent.

The above notice was posted on the door of Pearl Wednesday night, and the photo was sent our way by a friend of Rocks Off's a few minutes ago. Of course, Pearl was in the news in January when agents from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and state comptroller's office visited the bar and confiscated cash to count against a back-tax bill a comptroller's spokesman estimated at more than $40,000.

Between then and now, Sawyer Park, another once-popular Washington bar, also closed.

Rocks Off called attorney Ron West, whose number is listed on the Pearl notice, but all he would say was that he represents Eva Hughes, the building's landlord, and that "proceedings" are in motion.

Oddly, West said that he had never heard of the Houston Press, although he remembered the old daily Houston Press that folded in the 1960s. We've been here for, what, 24 years now?



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4216 Washington, Houston, TX

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15 comments
Hayden Greenwade
Hayden Greenwade

I hope this is just the beginning. And I hope they don't all start moving into the Heights.

Judith Cruz Villarreal
Judith Cruz Villarreal

I went in 2010 for Houston Press Music Award Showcase, it smelled like feet aka parmesan cheese. I never went back!

Craig Hlavaty
Craig Hlavaty

Hell yeah, the past is the best! Turn back every clock. SMDH.

T.j. Dubz
T.j. Dubz

Can we have Mary Janes back?

Travis Jones
Travis Jones

Fuck it, demolish all the yuppie town homes, bring back the crack houses and Pamland!

H_e_x
H_e_x

Place was a travesty of a bar.

kshilcutt
kshilcutt moderator editortopcommenter

"Oddly, West said that he had never heard of the Houston Press, although he remembered the old daily Houston Press that folded in the 1960s. We've been here for, what, 24 years now?" I have heard this same line from people before too. So odd.

hehe
hehe

what a diss by the attorney!


houdattx
houdattx

Aaaaand they'll all flock to White Oak.

H_e_x
H_e_x

@Craig Hlavaty Hell yeah, make way for racist shitholes!

Garbanzo
Garbanzo

@kshilcutt He must be over a certain age. I come across it somewhat often.

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