HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – South Beach – an 11,500-SF dance and night club in the heart of Montrose – will open to the public on Friday, after being closed for several years for remodeling work and pandemic concerns.
“The remodel was already 80 percent finished in Spring 2020 when COVID happened,” said South Beach owner Charles Armstrong, President & CEO of Nier of Texas, Inc., dba South Beach. “We remained closed as we waited for the majority of the population to become vaccinated for protection against COVID. Two years ago, we were in unchartered territory, and I had a moral problem packing a dance floor full of people in the middle of a health crisis.”
Armstrong – often referred to as the Mayor of Montrose – also controls the adjacent JR’s Bar and Grill, which is reportedly Houston’s oldest continuously open gay bar. Over the years, Armstrong has owned and operated a number of entertainment facilities in the Montrose area, which has a large gay population.
The South Beach interior renovation, designed by John Robinson of Houston-based Robinson & Associates, is described as “Restoration Hardware meets Montrose.”
The GLBTQ+ South Beach nightclub is located at 810 Pacific St., not far from the intersection of Montrose Boulevard and Westheimer. Just south of South Beach, a new project called the Montrose Collective, will contain 185,000 SF of new retail, restaurant, and office space, in addition to a new Montrose public library.
July 11, 2022 Realty News Report Copyright 2022
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