The bell tolled for several area restaurants over the past week, including some big-name establishments that have been in Houston for quite a long time. Fox Sports Grill was at the top of that list, with a significant presence and killer location in the Galleria. There has been no immediate indication as to why the upscale sports bar closed, but recent closures of its sister restaurants in California and Arizona would imply that the chain is in serious trouble. Phone calls to Fox Sports Grill went unanswered, and their Twitter account has been dark since mid-July.
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In happier news, downtown residents and workers will be getting a healthy shot of comfort food when the new Luby's opens at 1301 Fannin on August 12. This isn't a traditional Luby's, however. It will feature a food court with various stations offering custom sandwiches, pizzas, a salad bar, pasta and a station with regular Luby's entrees. Additionally, the restaurant will offer catering services for area businesses and meals for area hospital patients.
Further out, CityCentre has announced its latest restaurant addition: Straits, an upscale Singaporean restaurant that will be located on the ground floor of Hotel Sorella. Strait was established in San Francisco in 1987 and has locations in San Jose, San Francisco and Atlanta. The Houston location is scheduled to open in the fall, on September 28.