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Art Wren's Silver Dollar
at 616 Westheimer,
about 1956 until 1971 it went by "Art Wren's"
was a "mixed" clientele restaurant, very popular after hours.
this rare post card from early 1970s
it's mentioned as catering to a gay clientele in a 1962 travel guide
Art Wren's, in "gay news"
Above & below, from Ciao (gay travel magazine, 1974)
Below, mentioned in a 1975 ad for Contact's Wonders
Above & below, 1975 listings in The Nuntius and Update Weekly (a Nuntius offshoot)
from The Nuntius, 1976...it would close circa 1977
left, Flamingo ad from August 1980, and right "Club Flamingo"
when it opened, but it was a listed a few times
Below, as Tila's Cantina, it got some unwelcome publicity in 1987
and it closed in 1988, and Katz took its place
Katz, as it looks today