After less than a year of business, CultureMap first-reports that the Dallas outpost of Houston’s own Little Woodrow’s has shut its doors. The bar opened in September of last year with the hope of bringing a neighborhood bar to the somewhat up-and-coming Ross Avenue area, but Dallasites never quite took to the pub in the same way that Houstonians have for years.
The location was plagued with setbacks from the outset including a stretch of bad press regarding the company’s ban on face and neck tattoos. The chain eventually rolled back the policy. Owner Danny Evans now refers to the episode as “tattoo-gate.” An employee was also injured in a shooting at the Dallas bar in December.
However, Evans says that Little Woodrow’s was also probably premature in opening on Ross Avenue. “We may have gone in a little early,” he tells CultureMap. “We've done that before at other locations, and it turned out well. But right now, the after-10 pm bar crowd at Ross wasn't as good as we needed it to be to stay open.”
This is the first Little Woodrow’s to close its doors. The chain still operates a formidable 15 other outposts across Texas including bars in Austin, San Antonio, and Midland.
• Ambitious Party Bar From Houston Flees Its Dallas Roost [CultureMap]