August 4, 2020

Texas bar owner fights to save her last-chance saloon

Houston (AFP) – “Sorry, we are closed,” reads the sign on the glass door of the Jailhouse Saloon, a bar in Texas.The sign has hung forlornly in place for months during the coronavirus lockdown, despite the owner’s best efforts to get it re-opened in the face of lockdown orders issued by the local authorities. “Just closing us, doesn’t mean our customers are staying home. All they’re doing is going someplace else,” said Dena Wagner, co-owner of the biker bar in Spring, a town close to Houston known for its ghosts and railroad.A week ago, the establishment made a tentative shot at reopening, des…


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