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Rice Village’s Little Liberty Shutters, Will Be Replaced By Mediterranean Eatery

Island Grill will take over the space

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So long, Little Liberty
Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

The last year or so has been full of ups and downs for F.E.E.D. TX, the restaurant group behind Liberty Kitchen. The group has opened outposts of their flagship eatery in Garden Oaks, while closing Liberty Kitchen in Austin and Houston’s BRC Gastropub in August of last year. Now, there is yet another casualty of the chaos.

The Houston Business Journal reports that Little Liberty, the Liberty Kitchen spinoff located in Rice Village, has closed its doors. Opened in March 2016, Little Liberty barely made it a year before calling it quits. Reportedly, the owner of Houston mini-chain Island Grill has taken over the lease to open a fourth location of the restaurant in the space at 2365 Rice Blvd.

In spite of the recent smattering of closures, FEED TX insists that none of its other restaurants are in jeopardy of closing. When the group closed BRC Gastropub last year, it claimed that the move came as a way for FEED TX to focus on the Liberty Kitchen concept. Perhaps they meant “focus on keeping the doors open” at the four remaining locations in Houston.

No opening timeframe has been given for the opening of Island Grill.

Exclusive: Year-old Rice Village restaurant closes, new owner takes over [Houston Business Journal]