Island Businessman Prepares for Takeoff at Hobby; Cowboy Jack’s Stampedes onto Seawall
On the runway: Businessman Dennis Byrd managed for months to keep plans to open his popular restaurant concept, The Spot, at William P. Hobby Airport quietly. No small feat on the chatty island. It all became public last week, however, in reports about a highly contentious concession contract.
“We were working on this since September 2022,” Byrd said of the Hobby Airport plans.
Hobby Airport will make three for The Spot. Byrd, president of Island Famous Inc., operates the popular restaurant concept at 3204 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston and is building another in League City.
The airport spot was a coup for Byrd and other restaurant owners after a very public fight between the Houston City Council and Pappas Restaurants, which had since 2002 been entrenched in airport concessions with such brands as Pappasitos and Pappas Bar-B-Q.
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