The owners of Third Ward’s Emancipation Avenue dive bar, The Spot Lounge and Bar, have big plans that come to fruition and they lift up as they climb. Co-owners Adfanie Smith Gray and Aaron Gray have announced the official opening date of a new location, The EaDo Spot (East Downtown) and the launch of a new community outreach program. The program will sponsor a local business in their new East Downtown mall development.
The couple, which opened their original location on Emancipation Avenue in Third Ward, opened a second outpost in 2019. According to a press release, EaDo’s new location is a beautifully decorated lounge bar sprawling across 4,000 square feet and is scheduled to open next month. The new location will run parallel to the original location, offering the same neighborhood vibe and craft cocktails.
The neighborhood bar is also working to expand its influence in the community. The new community investment program for businesses opens up new avenues for homeowners to pay it back. “My husband and I are proud to be a part of our community and we are thrilled with this new venture,” Adfanie Smith Gray said in a statement.
The husband and wife duo continue to deepen their roots in Houston through the investment program. The couple offer support for expanding a local business, which includes up to $ 50,000 in financial resources and professional assistance required for a showcase. Businesses and entrepreneurs had the opportunity to submit videos and business plans to The Spot’s website. The top 10 submissions will be selected for in-person interviews with the program’s community board. A winner will be announced at the grand opening.
“We have met so many amazing and hardworking people through our company. As we grow we want the community to grow with us. This showcase is a way to give back to have a real impact on someone’s business and help realize their entrepreneurial dreams, right here in the heart of Houston, Texas.
The official opening of Spot EaDo is scheduled for November 11, 2021. For more information, visit the website website.