Gone, but not forgotten: The longstanding Houston-area institutions we lost in 2020

These businesses lasted decades. 2020 saw them closed for good.

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2020 saw several longstanding Houston-area institutions close for good. Over the course of the year, we lost longtime staples, downtown diners, beloved inner loop locales, once-happening honky tonks and more. These now defunct destinations may have met their end, untimely or otherwise, but they still loom large in the city’s heart.

Listed chronologically by closure date, here’s a look at the legendary Houston-area businesses we lost in 2020.

The Acadian Bakery

Years open: 41 years

Closed: The Acadian Bakery closed on March 18.

Details: Houston’s go-to bakery for Mardi Gras king cakes shuttered in March. On March 18, the Montrose-area bakery announced it would be temporarily closed until March 31. It never reopened.

Dolce Vita Pizzeria Enoteca

Years open: 14 years


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