The owners of Molina’s Cantina have announced that the Washington Avenue location of the popular Tex-Mex chain will close its doors.
The restaurant has decided not to renew its lease on the space at 4720 Washington Avenue, and will instead look for a brand new location elsewhere in Houston. According to the Houston Press, a lack of parking and increased rent were a major part of the decision made by Molina’s owners Raul Molina III and his brothers Roberto and Ricardo to look for new digs.
In the meantime, restaurant employees who are interested in sticking around will be placed at the chain’s other locations. “This was a difficult decision for us and we can't say enough about the support we have received from our Washington Avenue guests," Ricardo Molina said in a statement. "Many are friends who we consider family. Our hope is to continue to serve them at our Bellaire and Westheimer locations."
The doors close at Washington Avenue on September 30. No word yet on when Molina’s Cantina will be reborn in its new home, but diners can expect for the restaurant to land somewhere in West Houston.