The Creek Group is responsible for bringing an Austin feel to Houston with four Central Texas-themed bars: Onion Creek Coffee House Bar & Lounge, Dry Creek Cafe, Cedar Creek Bar & Grill and Canyon Creek Bar & Grill. Each are outfitted with spacious patios and plenty of shade, which makes it a preferred casual hang-out for many.
Owner Gary Mosley is rumored to be expanding his mini empire. Leaving the confines of the Heights and nearby Washington Corridor, he could have his sights on the shuttered Daily Review Cafe near Montrose. Daily Review Cafe temporarily (then permanently) closed in March, leaving the once gorgeous patio overgrown and in disarray.
A limited liability company formed under Piggy's Tavern was filed by Mosley's restaurant group in August. The group also filed for a mixed beverage permit and mixed beverage late night permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission(TABC). The address listed to conduct business is 3412 West Lamar, address once home to the Daily Review Cafe.
Piggy's Tavern could be an entirely different approach for the Onion Creek group. The other four concepts pay homage to Travis County spots, while this possible bar doesn't bear the Creek moniker. Will this be a new concept or will it be similar to the other bars? Will Rishi Singh be involved with menu development?
When asked about the expansion, food and beverage director Lisa Baum declined to comment, telling Eater Houston, "unfortunately, I have no information for you at this time."
A for lease sign remains posted outside the doors of the seven-month old vacated Daily Review Cafe, but that could be coming down soon. A representative with property manager Evtex Companies informed Eater Houston, "the buyer would like to remain anonymous while the transaction is pending."
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