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Houston Bar Export Little Woodrow’s Bids Farewell to Ross Avenue

Plus, a new fast-casual restaurant sets its sights on Uptown

Little Woodrow’s in Dallas.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

THE SHUTTER — After less than a year of business, Houston bar chain Little Woodrow’s has bid farewell to Dallas. The pub faced several obstacles in its brief tenure on Ross Avenue including a bout of bad PR over a neck and face tattoo ban (the policy was later rolled back) and a robbery that resulted in the shooting injury of an employee. However, owner Danny Evans also attributes the closure to the neighborhood itself, which is developing but not quickly enough to keep Little Woodrow’s afloat. “We may have gone in a little early,” he says. “The after-10 pm bar crowd at Ross wasn't as good as we needed it to be to stay open.” [CultureMap]

EXPANSIONS — Chicago-based fast casual restaurant chain Roti Modern Mediterranean is exporting a new outpost to Uptown in Dallas. The restaurant located at 2355 Olive Street will be the first location in Texas and is expected to debut this summer. Roti’s menu features build-your-own pita wraps, rice plates, and salads. [EaterWire]

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