Steel City Pops shuts down all Houston stores as brick-and-mortar retail scene continues to melt


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.

Stores Closing

  • Casa Linda (Dallas)
  • Garland (Dallas)
  • Waco
  • 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)

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