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The Original Perry & Sons Market Permanently Closes After More Than 40 Years in Houston

The longstanding eatery opened in 1979, and later spawned the Perry’s Steakhouse chain

The Perry & Sons in Friendswood, pictured here, will remain open
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The Scarsdale outpost of Perry & Sons Market and Grille, the first location of a 40-year-old Houston restaurant, has closed its doors forever.

Signage sent to Eater by a tipster and posted to the door at the restaurant’s location at 12830 Scarsdale announces its permanent shutter. The signage indicates that the restaurant’s owners opted out of renewing their lease on the space, but the chain has not issued a statement as to why it decided to close the original Perry & Sons.

Opened in 1979 as a meat market by Bob Perry, Perry & Sons began its history as a Houston restaurant in 1986, when Bob’s son Chris Perry expanded the space to add a dining room. A few years later, in 1993, Chris Perry opened the first Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille. From there, the chain has exploded to include nearly 20 locations across the country, with restaurants in Texas, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, and North Carolina.

Fortunately for Perry & Sons fans, its outpost at 614 South Friendswood Drive will remain open. “This larger location offers greater selection and more dining space to better serve our guests,” the sign reads.

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