September 10, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we inform you that we have made the decision to close indefinitely. While we’ve had an awesome run bringing smiles and unforgettable memories to many occasions, we do not want to be a potential source for the spread. We also have to take precautions for our own family. We appreciate all of the support over the years and will forever be grateful.
Thank you for your understanding and support
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March 4 – A Fort Bend man tests positive for COVID-19, becoming the first case in Texas. The man had recently returned from traveling abroad.
March 8 — A Montgomery County man who attended the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Barbecue Cookoff is admitted to the hospital with flu-like symptoms. He eventually tests positive for coronavirus. The man, who was a Patton Village police officer, had no recent travel history. Officials consider this the first case of community spread in Houston. (Eventually, 19 cases throughout four Houston-area counties will be tied to the same Rodeo Cookoff tent)
March 11 — The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is cancelled.
March 13 — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declares a statewide emergency.
March 17 — Texas Health and Human Services confirms the state’s first COVID-19 death, a Matagorda County man in his 90s.
March 15 — The Texas Restaurant Association lobbies the state, urging officials to not close restaurants and bars during the pandemic.
March 17 — Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo orders bars and restaurants to close for 15 days.
March 18 — Restaurants pivot to takeout orders only. Distilleries pivot to hand sanitizer.
March 19 — Abbott issues an executive order closing bars and restaurants through April 3.
March 24 — Harris County issues stay-at-home order. That order is later extended through the end of April
April 27 — Harris County implements first masking order.
May 1 — Restaurants throughout Texas are allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity.
May 22 — Abbott allows Texas bars to reopen at 25 percent capacity. Restaurants can increase to 50 percent capacity. Restaurant patios can increase to full capacity so long as distancing guidelines are met. (Just in time for Memorial Day weekend)
June 3 — Texas bars are allowed to increase capacity to 50 percent.
June 3 — Abbott bans local governments from enforcing face mask orders.
June 12 — Texas restaurants are allowed to increase capacity to 75 percent
June 22 — Harris County judge Lina Hidalgo signs an executive order requiring employees and patrons of all businesses, including restaurants, to wear masks.
June 25 — Abbott pauses his Reopen Texas plan as cases surge throughout Texas following the Memorial Day reopening of bars
June 26 — Abbott forces Texas bars to close again, and restaurants to drop to 50 percent capacity.
July 2 — Abbott establishes a statewide face-covering requirement.
August 13 — Gov. Greg Abbott says that COVID-19 cases must drop dramatically before bars can reopen.
August 25 — The Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission just approved emergency measures to make it easier for bars to obtain a food and beverage certificate, allowing a bar to transition into a restaurant and reopen to the public as long as 51% or more of their sales comes from food.