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Old 07-25-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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Anyone know why they closed? I got a text from their automated system and it said it is closed for daily operations.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm surprised it stayed open as long as it did! I didn't know it closed, but I just got back from a week in Alaska...
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Pipe Creek, TX
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You sure about that? It was open this past weekend... we drove by it and the little "open" sign was lit.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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Shorty's has closed it's doors to daily operations. However, the venue is available to book your next event. We offer in-house catering, a full bar, stage and dance floor. Over 3,000 sq ft with outside dining. Call (210)383-5800
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Pipe Creek, TX
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Darn! I was hoping it was done fer good....
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:13 PM
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It will shortly be in the gone but not forgotten thread.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:32 PM
 
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Too late...I've already forgotten it even existed! Can't even remember what this thread is about!
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Exactly, how long does it expect to survive as a catering-only operation? It wasn't that good to begin with, and there are plenty of better places nearby to hold an event if someone was wanting to do so (Floore Country Store being one of them, a thirty-second walk away).

That location where Shorty's is has never done well, the last restaurant there folded in about a year if I recall correctly and the place before it wasn't there that long. I think the entrepreneurs are not doing their homework in finding the right target demographic. A "redneck Hooters" concept is not going to thrive in a conservative family town like Helotes, there's already the "Helotes Country Club" up the street that has been the local watering hole for years. Floore Country Store has the live music, honky-talk, line dancing scene covered. They used to have a decent menu there during the day, but a while back they went to a BBQ-only offering and we've not been back. If we want BBQ, we'll go to Rudy's in Leon Springs or one of our other favorite BBQ haunts. Bobby J has the burger genre down, and there are enough other restaurants within a five minute drive to make it necessary to not only have a good menu but also offer something different for a place to survive in that location. I would say it has to be "family friendly" (so not like Shorty's) and reasonably priced (the previous restaurant had an odd selection on its menu, and most of it was too expensive). It is a nice building and I do believe the right kind of restaurant could survive there, but we have to get away from such "experiments" as a redneck Hooters and find something that will really work in Helotes!

Cheers! M2
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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Mean people......I hate to see people lose any job in this economy,no matter who disapproves of the location. Yes, they are lowly wait staff, but they were making an honest living, or trying to.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Pipe Creek, TX
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That location where Shorty's is has never done well
The Helotes General Store building (aka the "Gugger Store")? Actually, it was Hickory Hut BBQ for about 30 years.
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