A Toast to the Harp, Which Plans on Being Here for a Long While

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Things got a little crazy for The Harp‘s Declan Plunkett this week when reports about the closing of Lucky Burger led to speculation that property owner Braun Enterprises was finally ready to redevelop the more than 12,000 square feet parcel it purchased in 2011. That property includes The Harp and Maria Selma Restaurant, as well as Lucky Burger.

“I was getting all these emails and texts,” Plunkett said, “I didn’t know what was up.” After the Harp’s owners figured it out, this went up on The Harp’s Facebook page Wednesday afternoon:

"Contrary to reports to the contrary, rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. We'll all miss Lucky Burger but we plan on staying put for a good deal longer to come.  
Feel free to come in and celebrate this great news."

Plunkett spoke with the Chronicle Thursday afternoon, looking to reassure longtime patrons that the 15-year-old Irish pub is — gleefully — still going strong. 

“We’ll be here for at least the next five years,” he said, adding that he and the owners of Maria Selma recently had renewed their leases.

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