Heaven
810 Pacific Street

1985 - 1997

Heaven was one of Houston's main bars, from its opening
in August 1985 until it was closed by a fire in December 1997.
It was one of Charles Armstrong's stable of popular bars,
next door to JRs and across the street from the Mining Company.
At that location its replacement was South Beach, opening in June 2001.

Clippings

1985

   

  

   

  

   

1986

   

1987

   

   

and things are not always rainbows and glitter...

 

1988

   

Charles Armstrong was selected as Male Grand Marshal for 1989 Pride

  

   

1989

   

   

1990

   

1991

   

Adding a history footnote here....and this is not any reflection
on Heaven, it could have happened anywhere. On July 4, 1991,
Paul Broussard and two friends had just left Heaven when
they were attached by ten youths set on gay-bashing. Broussard
died, erupting the community to action.

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1992

   

   

1993

   

  

   

An experiment on Thursdays, did not last long...

  

      

note the use of "South Beach" in the text,
perhaps an inadvertent hint of things to come

   

1994

   

   

1995

   

   

above, JRs, with Heaven in the background, December 1995

1996

   

   

1997

   

below, from the 1997 Pride Parade

   

   

The Fire, 12/13/97

And the location became South Beach, 6/8/01