Beloved cocktail den Moving Sidewalk could be departing Houston’s bar scene — or at the very least, looking for a brand new space.
A LoopNet listing for the bar’s home at 306 Main Street in Downtown indicates that it is available for leasing as soon as September 1st. The listing touts Moving Sidewalk’s “exquisite interior buildout” and historic building, noting that it is in a neighborhood with a “vibrant bar scene” and “lots of pedestrian traffic.” The space is listed by Houston broker Nicholas Keane, who has not responded to Eater’s requests for comment.
Moving Sidewalk arrived in Houston in 2014, earning raves for its forward-thinking cocktails and killer space. At this point, it’s unclear whether or not Moving Sidewalk has plans to move into a new location, or just close its doors altogether. Beverage director and former co-owner Alex Gregg is no longer involved with the bar, and as Houston Food Finder reported back in January, general manager Josh Alden helmed the bar’s transformation into more of a party destination earlier this year.
Moving Sidewalk owner Brad Moore wasn’t able to provide much clarity on the situation when reached for comment by Eater. Moore says that he “thinks” the lease for Moving Sidewalk was renewed a few months ago, but that the landlord at 306 Main is currently entertaining offers on the space.
Stay tuned for more updates on the bar’s future as information becomes available.
- Moving Sidewalk’s Alex Gregg Just Wants People to Have a Good Time [EHOU]
- Moving Sidewalk In Downtown Houston Shifts Gears To Be More Of A Party Bar [Houston Food Finder]
Update, 2:52 p.m.: This post has been updated to reflect a statement from Moving Sidewalk owner Brad Moore