Old Town Spring's historic Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon plans for fall reopening

Wunsche Brothers Saloon was built in 1902 in present-day Old Town Spring.

Wunsche Brothers Saloon was built in 1902 in present-day Old Town Spring.

The historic Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon, which has been closed since 2015 due to fire damage, is slated to reopen in the fall, according to a banner hung across the restaurant’s front porch over the weekend of April 13-14.

The historic building first opened in 1902 and is located in Old Town Spring at 103 Midway St., Spring. Over the past century, the restaurant has changed ownership and names multiple times until a fire broke out in March 2015, causing significant damage to the building and forcing its closure.

Two years later, the building was then purchased by the Kosh family in March 2017, who planned to reopen the historic building in spring 2018. Husband and wife Casey and Nancy Kosh also own Amerigo’s Grille, an Italian eatery in The Woodlands.

Although the project was delayed for unknown reasons, a sign on the restaurant now indicates a projected opening date this fall. Community Impact Newspaper has not been able to get in touch with the Kosh family for details on the project as of April 15.

According to real estate broker Cam Collins of The Villages Group, who represented both parties in the 2017 sale, a condition of the sale required any potential purchasers of the historic building to retain the restaurant name, theme and exterior. The building was designated as a historic structure in 1984 by the state of Texas.

By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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