Roundup: 5 Heights, River Oaks and Montrose restaurants look to reopen after COVID-19 cases

River Oaks restaurant Relish temporarily closed June 12. (Courtesy Relish)
River Oaks restaurant Relish temporarily closed June 12. (Courtesy Relish)

River Oaks restaurant Relish temporarily closed June 12. (Courtesy Relish)

Five local restaurants in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose are hoping to reopen soon after reporting positive cases of COVID-19.

Nobies, 2048 Colquitt St., Houston, is slated to reopen June 17, a week after announcing a temporary closure. The staff member who was infected did not have contact with customers and no other staff have had symptoms, according to a post from the restaurant.

Superica and La Lucha, 1801 N. Shepherd Drive, is planning to reopen June 19. "We are actively working with the local health department and medical professionals to get the staff tested immediately," the restaurant wrote in its announcement.

Relish, 2810 Westheimer Road, announced its temporary closure on June 12, but a reopening date has not been shared. "When we are confident we can safely and responsibility reopen our doors, we will continue to follow all restaurant safety protocols, including masks worn at all-times, monitoring symptoms, and requiring all employees to stay at home if they do not feel well," its Facebook post reads.

Alice Blue, 250 W. 19th St., closed June 11 after an employee tested positive for "at least through the weekend," though it said it would reopen only once it had test results back for all employees.


As of June 12, all restaurants are allowed to accept up to 75% occupancy levels as part of Texas' phased reopening plan.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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