CAN’T EAT OR DRINK HERE ANYMORE…
LOCAL POUR. Well, it’s River Oaks so chances are there will be a high rise in its place.
HOLLEY’S. This one truly made us sad. A reminder that Houston’s restaurant scene is as fierce as it is delicious.
OXHEART. Widely regarded as one of the toughest places in town to get a table. Have no fear, Houston Foodies, you can still wait for a table over at Theodore Rex.
SALT AIR. The second seafood-based restaurant to bite the dust in this location, the closing of this Clark Cooper Concepts also made fresh fish lovers like us sad.
HARLOW’S. Yes, moviegoers were saddened when this deli-style restaurant closed inside Edward’s Greenway Grand Palace, but now you can order alcohol inside the theater, so that’s something.
CAN’T SHOP HERE ANYMORE…
THE MIDTOWN SEARS. Even though not a lot us shopped there (be honest), the news of this iconic sign leaving the Houston skyline saddened many a Houstonian.
PAYLESS. Home of the BOGO (buy one, get one free) has been shuttering locations all over town.
RADIO SHACK. Also closing Houston locations. Remember when their TV spots used to be the next big thing?
CAN’T WATCH ANY NEW EPISODES OF…
“SENSE8.” A phenomenon with a cult following on Netflix, this hefty price-tagged show got cancelled earlier this summer, ending on a major cliffhanger. Thanks to an uproar on social media, there’s a two-hour movie in the works.
“GIRLBOSS.” Another Netflix death, this loosely based autobiography on eBay phenom Sophia Amoruso started out strong, but much like Amoruso’s actual company, Nasty Gal, crashed and burned.
“SCREAM QUEENS.” It seems even Ryan Murphy is allowed a miss.
“SCANDAL.” It started out so strong, but thanks to some shark jumping, we are onto the last season of watching Olivia Pope defy the odds of ever spilling anything on her dreamy white wardrobe.
POP CULTURE SAYS ADIOS TO…
THE “OLD” TAYLOR SWIFT. We are torn on this one. It’s Taylor. We admit it, we like her old and new.
AIM. You might need to let your parents know you won’t be answering them on AOL Instant Messenger anymore.
WHEATIES. Remember when being on a box of Wheaties used to be a big thing?
RAINBOW AND UNICORN EVERYTHING.
Seriously, as much as we love color, the rainbow bagel trend was the harbinger of doom for both these fads.
COKE ZERO. Sorry, it’s still here, it’s just now called “Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.”
“FEELS.” Listen, Millennials, we know you like to do as little as possible, but the word is “Feelings.”
VISERION. WARNING: If you are not caught up on “Game of Thrones,” STOP READING. While Viserion might have been the least favorite of Dany’s beloved dragons (come on, nobody liked the dragon’s namesake, her older brighter Viserys), there was not a dry eye around the globe when the Night King impaled him with a spear in Season 7’s “Beyond the Wall.”
PLEASE NO MORE CELEBRITY BREAK-UPS IN 2017, WE’LL MISS YOU…
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
And with that, from your friends and family at LOCAL, we can’t wait to say hello to all the good things 2018 brings to Houston!