Has Houston’s Montrose Gayborhood Been Saved?

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Rumors swept through Montrose Monday that iconic bars South Beach and JR’s have been sold to real estate developers — another nail in the coffin for a neighborhood that many fear is swiftly losing its reputation as the epicenter of Houston’s gay community.

But owners of the iconic hangouts want to sent the record straight for the city’s LGBT scene — The popular bars on Pacific Street are here to stay.

“These rumors have surfaced every other year for the last three decades,” reports Jose Apodaca from Charles Armstrong Investments, the company that owns South Beach and JR’s along with other gayborhood favorites like Meteor and the Montrose Mining Company. “None of our bars are or will be for sale.”

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