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Foreign Correspondents Has Shuttered Because It ‘Never Really Made Money’

Even great restaurants aren’t impervious to economic woes

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Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Houston’s sluggish economy has been widely reported this year, but the local restaurant scene has been booming, and that might be an understatement. Despite all this growth, though, one of the city’s most touted eateries has officially closed its doors.

CultureMap reports that Foreign Correspondents is no longer serving up its creative, unique take on Thai cuisine at 4721 Main. As for the motivation behind the closure, it would appear that not even nods from local critics and national tastemakers, like Eater’s own Bill Addison, was enough to make the restaurant profitable enough to keep the doors open. Or, as Chef PJ Stoops told the Chron, “we had never really made money.”

Fortunately, the closure doesn’t impact Canard, the cocktail bar adjacent to the former Foreign Correspondents space. That said, Canard has seen its own share upheaval. Shortly after opening, bar whiz Leslie Ross Krockenberger departed to take a job at Moving Sidewalk, which was undoubtedly a loss for Treadsack, the restaurant group that owns both Canard and Foreign Correspondents.

Treadsack is, however, working on a concept that might be more compatible with the neighborhood, but no details have been released just yet on what that’s going to look like.