A week after tentative reopening, Penny Quarter in Montrose closes

The owners of Penny Quarter, a cafe and wine bar at 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, announced May 31 that the restaurant has closed indefinitely.

A week before, the cafe said it was tentatively reopening as coronavirus restrictions began to relax further.


"Rather than letting the inevitable slowly play out, we feel we are better able to care for our staff by making this choice now, rather than later," its May 31 post on social media reads.

The bar and cafe opened in August.

www.pennyquarter.com
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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