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Leon's Lounge in Midtown Will Live On

Don't count out Leon's Lounge just yet.

The curtains haven't permanently closed on this Houston landmark after all.
The curtains haven't permanently closed on this Houston landmark after all.
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Looks like Leon's Lounge didn't close after all. Scarlett Yarborough, owner of the bar tells Chris Gray of Houston Press that as long as she's alive, the bar will remain open. And perhaps in death too. "I'll put it in my will. I'm never going to let that bar shut down," Yarbourough shares. Pete Mitchell, owner of Under the Volcano, took over the bar and entered into a leasing agreement with Yarborough in 2010. According to the Press, the two butted heads often leading Mitchell not to renew his lease that expired this month. Hopefully the new tenant can build a better realationship with Yarborough, provided there aren't any "lease violations and... unauthorized improvements to the property," which the owner accused Mitchell and his wife of doing.

Leon's Lounge

1006 McGowen St, Houston, TX 77002 (713) 659-5366

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