After conquering the Heights (and the Washington Corridor) with its Austin-themed bars, Gary Mosley's Creek Group is setting down new roots in familiar Montrose haunts. Free Press Houston publisher Omar Afra, who opened Lowbrow last October, has sold majority ownership of the Montrose bar to Mosley, reports CultureMap. Afra will be free to devote more of his time planning the summer music festival, Free Press Summer Fest.
In a provided statement to CultureMap, Afra says, "the constant growth growth and expansion of Lowbrow has created an opportunity to bring in time-tested operators to tighten up and polish service." After assuring patrons that Lowbrow, Chef Jason Kerr and its oil derrick themed wallpaper are staying put, he further remarks that "big plans are in store with everything from menu to drink selection."
Big plans indeed, especially for The Creek Group. Earlier this week, it was reported that Mosley would possibly expand and open a new bar where Daily Review Cafe once operated. A representative for The Creek Group and property manager Evtex Companies declined to comment further on the impending sale. Expect a confirmation next week once the sale of the 3412 W Lamar property is finalized.
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