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Popular Gay Bar ‘Meteor’ Property Sold And Will Be Demolished For New Development In 2016

A new proposed development in Montrose recently announced includes an impressive lower Fairview revitalization set to break ground in the late summer of 2016.

The news also brings to light the property where the popular LGBT bar Meteor is located. The proposal released; places a six story parking garage at 2302-2308 Genesee, the current home of Meteor. But the developer admits ‘things could change closer’ to ground breaking.

“We finalized the sale of the property in late October” Charles Armstrong; owner of Meteor explains to About News.

“Meteor was not sold, just the property.”

Meteor will lease the property until construction is set to start. It is not uncommon for a bar owner to lease property. It’s more common for a bar to lease than to purchase the property.

“Matter of fact, it’s business as usual.” Armstrong says “We have events planned all the way through the Spring of 2016.”

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New Redevelopment Project Planned for East Montrose (Red Area Is Currently Meteor)

Armstong informed employees of the changes coming, in a staff meeting late Wednesday afternoon and clarified any rumors.

The massive project includes redeveloping a number of nearby commercial properties with new retail, office parking space.

The new structures in the new concept will run east and west through the  of Fairview, with the center running north/south streets of Morgan, Taft, Mason and Genesee.

If you know Gratifi, Cuchara and Max’s Wine Dive and the property Where Common Bond is located; then you know Fred Sharifi, the developer of the new project.

Doc’s In Montrose Officially Closes

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MONTROSE — It’s officially over for Doc’s in Montrose. The lights are off and the gas station signs have been removed, according to Houston’s #1 real estate blog Swamplot.

The 2,770 sq-ft. building sits across the street from McDonald’s in Montrose on Westheimer Rd. and Graustark.

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George Bar Remodel Survived Hurricane Harvey

George Country Sports Bar Re-Model Complete In Montrose Before Harvey

George Country Sports Bar Completed Re-Model Before #HurricaneHarvey Made Landfall In Houston

(Houston) – Hours before #HurricaneHarvey decided to make a lasting impact on Houston one LGBT bar in Montrose completed a total outside remodel – leaving the friendly neighborhood bar named George Country Sports Bar to fear what would happen.

“We have a completely new rear patio that expands when we open the fence for special nights, like Thursday night steak night,” explained George Country Sports Bar manager Walter Pollpeter. “The staff who came to work and worked during those stressful times, they were incredible. I am grateful to them.”

The LGBT community bar sits off Fairview Street at Stanford Street and has been a staple in the Houston community for the past 10+ years. Currently owned by George Konar, the bar was originally built in 1955 and was called ‘Past Times,’ and ‘Bricks II,’ before becoming ‘George Country Sports Bar.’

The new renovations include a newly laid rear drive way, a new black canopy for the front patio, new roof, new fencing and beautiful new siding.

“The rear patio fence opens and allows us to expand for special events. Our Thursday steak night is one of those,” Pollpeter said.

“We were lucky to not get any damage during Harvey, and were able to be open and help feed the community.”

The inside of George stays very much the same, ‘hardwood’ everywhere! The walls are lined with flat screen’s that display every sports game or news channel available.