Houston restaurant says goodbye to downtown location after spike in rent

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Houston restaurant says goodbye to downtown location
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Here's the reason why Treebeards is saying goodbye to its downtown location.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Treebeards announced it will be closing its downtown location on June 26 due to an increase in rent.

Owner Charles Stinneford said prior to the decision to close the Market Square location at 315 Travis Street, the restaurant was still doing well and the closure had nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luckily, Stinneford said employees will not be losing their jobs. Most of them will be transferring to the new location in Memorial.

Treebeards has been a downtown favorite for the past 40 years.

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