Postino is opening a second location in Montrose.

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A popular Heights restaurant is opening a second Houston location in a historic Montrose space.

Postino WineCafé, the Phoenix-based restaurant pairing a deep wine list with shareable plates, will be moving into the former Montrose Mining Company at 805 Pacific Street. The Montrose Mining Company was one of Houston's longest-running gay bars and a focal point of the LGBTQ neighborhood.

Now it'll be a place where patrons can get all-day wine with bruschetta plates, charcuterie, cheese boards, paninis, and more. 

“Since we first opened our doors in the Heights neighborhood, we found ourselves drawn to Montrose time and time again," said Lauren Bailey, co-founder of Postino. "Montrose checks every box that gets us excited: civic pride, a robust arts scene, diversity, authenticity, and an incredible history that speaks to our values. Walking into the old Montrose Mining Company—such a storied space that’s been a neighborhood gathering space since the 1970s—gave us goosebumps. Something just felt right, and we’re thrilled to honor its historic legacy, the neighborhood, and the people who have come before us.”

Bailey and co-founder Craig DeMarco have honed in on historic buildings for new locations of the Postino concept, which was born in Arizona in 2001. Montrose will be the ninth location of Postino.

Meanwhile, Postino is launching a new "Snacky Things" menu section that includes meatballs and goat cheese, roasted beets and herbed ricotta, and a chef's crudo with ahi tuna.

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