In late 2017, Stuttgarden Tavern opened at 4002 N. Main St., replacing Skinny Rita’s, which had closed in August of that year.
As of Sunday, Stuttgarden Tavern in the Heights is permanently closed, too.
“Unfortunately, this location never caught on to a level necessary to stay open,” said Derek Groenewold, Stuttgarden Tavern co-owner. “We had really good local regulars who we will sorely miss, but not enough lunch time and mainstream patrons to keep the doors open. We gave it our best shot. Good luck to the Greater Heights neighborhood.”
Stuttgarden Tavern in the Heights was the fourth location for the concept that originated in Galveston.
The German-inspired restaurant pays homage with its name to Stuttgart, Germany – the capital of southwest Germany’s Baden-Württemberg state; the pronunciation of the restaurant is (STOOT-gard-en). The restaurant focuses on German-inspired, made-in-house food, along with offering a large variety of German and craft beers, cocktails and wine.
“All other (restaurants) will remain open,” Groenewold said. “They are totally separate from this location, so they will be unaffected. All of our other locations are doing well.”