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Revival Market and Anvil Bar & Refuge Undergo Renovations

Changes are in store for two Houston hot spots.

Big changes are ahead at Revival Market, the grocery store/butcher shop/coffee bar in the Heights. Last month, co-owner Morgan Weber shared plans he and partner Ryan Pera have in store for their neighborhood market, which included more seating. Over the weekend, Revival Market posted a picture to Twitter displaying their new dining area:

In addition to the dining space, Pera and Weber are moving forward with a full service bar with wine and cocktails and plans for dinner service. Renovations will continue through March, leaving the duo with room to focus on their upcoming unnamed concept nearby.

Also undergoing renovations, Anvil Bar & Refuge in Montrose. The widely acclaimed cocktail bar temporarily closed Sunday and Monday as a result of the remodel process. Owner Bobby Heugel, who was recently named one of Southern Living's "50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015," announced through Twitter Sunday that improvements will take "place through the year."  Heugel provided a more thorough explanation on his personal Facebook page:

We are starting a remodel process that will involve multiple stages of repair and construction scattered throughout the year. Don't worry—our goal at the end is for the bar to feel and look like it always has. But, I want to answer one question I couldn't when we built the bar ourselves almost six years ago: How good can Anvil be?

Houstonia magazine notes, "this isn't the first time Anvil has undergone renovations," and the bar will open today after "a deep-cleaning of the bar and some fresh coats of paint." What does a deep cleaning entail? Take a look at this Instagram video shared by Heugel Sunday:

Every bottle currently in the wells @anvilhouston. Laid out on the bar for deep-clean day.

A video posted by Bobby Heugel (@bobby_heugel) on