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Washington Ave’s Hughes Hangar Is Closed; Canard Prepares To Open This Weekend

Plus, H Town Restaurant Group expands to Mexico

So long, Hughes Hangar.
So long, Hughes Hangar.
Hughes Hangar/Facebook

HEIGHTS – Swanky Washington Ave speakeasy Hughes Hangar officially closed its doors over the weekend. Hawk-eyed CultureMap reporter Eric Sandler caught a tweet from the bar announcing last Saturday as the bar’s final night, which was deleted and then later re-posted after an employee spilled the beans. No details were provided on the closure, but Sandler notes that the bar’s revenues declined dramatically since its opening in 2014. RIP. [CultureMap]

EXPANSION WIRE  – Ever the dynamic duo, Chef Hugo Ortega and restaurateur Tracy Vaught have announced plans to assume co-ownership in Origen, a swanky restaurant in Oaxaca, Mexico helmed by Chef Rodolfo Castellanos. In the meantime, Ortega and Vaught will wait to see whether or not they’ve made the list of finalists for the 2016 James Beard Awards. [Houston Business Journal]

HEIGHTS – Canard, the cocktail concept from Treadsack planned next door to Thai hotspot Foreign Correspondents, will open its doors later this week. The spot, which will showcase cocktail genius Leslie Ross’s inspired libations, plans to host friends & family service this week before patrons can officially belly up to the bar this weekend. That is, of course, assuming everything goes to plan – Canard was originally scheduled to open on February 29. [Houston Chronicle]

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