Category Archives: Closings

The New Herrera’s On Fitzhugh Is Gone: Blame Obama

by Steven Doyle

Call it doomed territory, or perhaps more like a poor choice of locations for Tex Mex in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. The neighbors on Fitzhugh aren’t going for those gooey beef enchiladas or hard shell tacos that Herrera‘s is putting out. The Fitzhugh neighborhood demands the real deal taqueria style tacos that only cost a buck.      Continue reading

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Cottage Lounge Closes

by Steven Doyle

Known for their hard drinks, hot blues and rock and rock and occasional jam sessions where musicians sat in to play extra long sets, the Cottage Lounge  located on Northwest Highway has closed its doors after a legendary run, taking its cue from a similar music venue Hole In The Wall which shuttered last year. We need to save our small live music venues. Wake up, Dallas.

Here is a set to take them out.



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Updated: Service Bar Closes This Weekend After 20 Years

by Bryan Coonrod

This weekend the Service Bar closes it’s doors after a 20 year run on Lower Greenville. I’m sure many of you have visited the bar or have heard some crazy story from someone else. The new Special Use Permit laws the city of Dallas passed last year has certainly turned Lower Greenville Avenue into a ghost town with only a handful of bars being allowed to stay in business. And now The Service bar has finally thrown in the towel and shut down.

The Service Bar was one of the first bars in Dallas to implement the modern version of a service industry night on Tuesdays in the early 90’s and many clubs today still have their own ( S.I.N. nights ). Those Tuesday nights were quite memorable. There was always a huge line to enter and getting a drink usually meant passing money over three to four people to the bartender to have a drink passed back to you as you squeezed into any open spot you could find.    Continue reading


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Shade and Pussycat Lounge First Casualties of SUP

by Danielle Leahy

Looks like the first victims of Angela Hunt’s new Greenville Ave Planned Development District have been identified. Two long time Greenville Ave establishments Shade and Pussy Cat Lounge have both closed this week due to a combination of decreasing sales and difficulties with the Special Use Permits (SUP) process. This comes on the heels of the new 12pm closing hours starting tonight, for all business without a SUP as well as this week’s news that Southbound Greenville Avenue between Bell and Alta will be shut down to all traffic from Sept 26th-Nov 26th.  Continue reading


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