HOUSTON — Texas, we’ve got some news that’s simply uncool. Steel City Pops has confirmed the closure of 11 of its locations, including all three of its stores in the Houston area, according to a company blog.
The treat maker is not going out of business, 13 stores will remain in operation nationwide. The company said it’s scaling back in order in order to “keep a healthy, growing business” in a world where brick-and-mortar stores are being increasing less popular.
“We’re pursing more opportunities to bring you our pops through vending (Pop Carts!) and wholesale relationships,” the company said. ” Thank you to all of our customers who continue to support us along this journey.”
A family-owned operation, Steel City Pops sells their spin on a Mexican paletas, which is a fruity frozen desert made from natural fruit. The family opened its first storefront in Homewood, Alabama in 2012.
The official closure of the stores was Nov. 1.
- Casa Linda (Dallas)
- Garland (Dallas)
- Southtown (San Antonio)
- The Rim (San Antonio)
- Decatur (Atlanta)
- Guadalupe (Austin)
- The Heights (Houston)
- Rice Village (Houston)
- Sugar Land (Houston)
- Air Stream on 280 (Birmingham)