It’s a wee bit confusing, though most of the patrons seem happy as long as the beer keeps flowing.
To recap: James Orr bought White Rock Abbey restaurant and bar at the Peavy-Garland Road intersection from Weylan McAmally, a pharmacist from Red Oak, who opened the place in December 2012.
Here’s how he explains the name changes, via Facebook message:
“I bought the Abbey out of its lease Aug. 22, 2013. Then I needed to change the name, which I did Dec. 23 to The Local Pour White Rock. I then found out a bar in Houston objected, as Local Pour was their registered name. So Jan. 22 2014, we became The Royal Pour White Rock to appease the Houston bar.
“The one and only bar at 9909 Garland Road is named The Royal Pour White Rock. Good food, great beers, and friendly people. So Eat. Drink. Enjoy!”
I bet he wishes he’d heard from the Houston people before putting up the new sign.
All photos from The Royal Pour Facebook page. Click on an image for larger slideshow view.
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