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Beloved Patio Destination Canopy Departs Montrose This Month

The popular spot’s lease is up

Farewell, patio
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Canopy and Woodbar, both Montrose staples for a decade, will officially depart the neighborhood before May is over.

Owner Claire Smith is set to close the restaurant on May 26, days before her lease on the space at 3939 Montrose Boulevard expires. “My plate is full with Alice Blue, our catering business and raising a wonderful 15 year old son,” Smith said in a statement. “We will miss our community of customers and staff on Montrose, but I am gratified by what we accomplished there and look forward to seeing everyone at Alice Blue.”

Smith opened Alice Blue in the Heights in the space formerly known as Shade in 2017, where it quickly earned a loyal following. The spot got even stronger earlier this year when esteemed Houston chef Brandi Key took over the kitchen as an “operating partner.”

Until it shutters, Canopy will be open during regular business hours. Expect it to be packed as regulars say their goodbyes over the next two weeks.