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Texas Businesses Say No to Open Carry

December 30, 2015

Moms spoke and Texas businesses listened! On January 1, 2016, open carry becomes legal in the state of Texas. But dozens of businesses, including thousands of locations across the state, will be exercising their right to prohibit individuals from openly carrying guns in their establishments. Throughout the fall and winter, the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action reached out to businesses large and small, sometimes going door-to-door, to educate them about the new law and to urge them to prohibit open carry. We also provided a resource to help businesses understand how the new law works, as well as what they can do to prevent open carry in their stores.

The following businesses have said “No” to open carry, and we expect this list to grow. Be sure to thank these establishments for their gun sense!

8th Dimension Comics & Games
A-line Auto Parts Lakeway
A. Taghi Fine Apparel
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas
Abby’s Deli & Takeout
ABGB (Austin)
Acumen Design
Adobe Cafe
Ajuua Mexican Bar & Grill
Alamo Drafthouse Theaters
Alamo Heights Coin & Antique Shop
Alamo Quarry
Alamo Quarry Market
Alamo Regal Theater
Alister Square Inn
Alley Theatre (Houston)
Altitude Trampoline Park
AMC Theaters
American Bank
American Girl Doll Stores
Americus Diamond (San Antonio)
Amy Blake’s Academy of Dance
Amy’s Ice Cream
Andiamo Ristorante
Angelika Film Center & Cafe – Dallas
Angelika Film Center Dallas
Angelo Skate & Fun Center
Angry Dog
Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe
Ann’s Nail Salon
Antidote Coffee
Antone’s Famous Po Boys (North Loop)
Antonio’s Italian Grill & Seafood (Baytown)
Arena Theatre (Houston)
Arne’s Warehouse
Art Institute of America (San Antonio)
Asia Society Texas Center
Astro Super Bowl (San Antonio)
AT&T Stadium (Arlington)
Athena Gun Club
Austin American-Statesman
Austin Bank
Austin Chronicle
Austin Diagnostic Clinic
Austin Kung Fu Academy
Austin Medical Plaza Building
Austin Regional Clinic (all locations)
Austin Rocks
Austin’s Pizza
Auto Nation Toyota of South Austin
Azul Tequila
Bacon Financial Management
Bank of America Building (Midland)
Baptist Medical Center (San Antonio)
Barnaby’s Cafe (Heights)
Barton Creek Square Mall (Austin)
Bass Hall (Ft. Worth)
BBVA Compass Bank Building (The Woodlands)
Beck’s Prime (Forest Lane)
Belden’s Grocery Store
Bella on the River
Bellini’s Texas Grill
Beluga Japanese Cuisine
Ben Adams Precious Jewels
Bering’s Hardware (Bissonet)
Bering’s Hardware (Westheimer)
Bernie’s Burger Bus
Berryhill Baja Grill
Big Blue Whale Toys
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of South Texas
Big Sarg’s Home Cooking
Big State Fountain Grill
Big Texan Steak Ranch
Birds Barbershop
Bistro Menil
Black Hole Coffee House
Black Walnut Cafe
Blacksmith Coffeehouse
Blue Cat Cafe
Blue Sky Indoor Soccer
Blue Star Cafeteria
Bobby J’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers
Book People
Boy Scouts of America (Alamo Area Councli)
Bramble Restaurant
Brasserie 19
Brazos Bookstore
Brazos Mall
BRC Gastro Pub
Breath and Body Yoga
Breed & Co Hardware Store
BreWingz Sports Bar & Grill (Spring Cypress)
Brident Dental & Orthodontics (Austin Hwy)
Brilliant Sky Toys
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Broadway Bank
Buchanan’s Native Plants
Bullritos Burritos & Tacos
Burger Barn (Tomball)
Cafe Brazil
Cafe Chino
Cafe Europe Old World Coffee
Cafe Express
Cafe Ginger
Cafe Ginger
Caliber Collision (Austin)
Caliber Collision (Broadway in San Antonio)
Canyon Creek Bar & Grill
Caparelli’s On Main
Carranza Jewelers
Casa Ole
Casa Rio
Catch Air (Austin)
Cattleman’s Steakhouse
Cedar Creek Bar & Grill
Celebration Company
Central Mall (Port Arthur)
Cerroni’s Purple Garlic
Charlie Wants a Burger
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
Charming Charlie’s
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen (110 San Antonio)
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen (Spring)
Cheesy Janes
Chester’s Hamburger Company
Chevron office buildings
Chez Zee American Bistro
CHI St Luke’s Health (The Woodlands Hospital)
CHI St Luke’s Medical Arts Bldg
Children’s Museum (Houston)
Children’s Museum (San Antonio)
Chili’s Bar and Grill
Chinese Community Center (Houston)
Chuck E. Cheese
Chuy’s Mexican
Cinemark Theaters
City Centre Mall (Houston)
Citynap (San Antonio)
Clean-Smart Dry Cleaners & Launderers
Club Humidor (Alamo Plaza)
Cold Towne Theater
Coltivare Pizza & Garden
Comcast Service Center (Tomball)
Common Bond Bakery & Cafe (Houston)
Communities Foundation of Texas
Container Store
Cook Children’s SW Center
Counter Culture Restaurant
Crazy Jose’s
Crossroads Mall (San Antonio)
Culpepper Steakhouse (Rockwall)
Cups and Cones Coffee and Ice Cream Cafe
Cyclone Anaya’s
Cypress Grill
Dallas Farmer’s Market
Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Zoo
Dandanah Cafe & Grill
Dart Bowl
Dell Jewish Community Campus
Donovan Park (Houston)
Double Dave’s Pizza
Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy
Drew’s BBQ
Dry Creek Cafe
Economy Liquor (Jamaica Beach)
Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium
Edwards Houston Marq-E
Egg and I (Village Plaza at Bunker Hill)
El Chile Group
El Mira Sol
El Rey Taqueria
Embassy Suites Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center
Embellish Nails & Boutique (Westlake)
Endzone Haircuts Plano
Epoch Coffee (Anderson Lane)
Ericcson, Inc.
Escalante Fine Tex Mex & Tequila (Houston)
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
Express Employment Professionals (Perrin Beitel)
EZ’s Brick Oven and Grill (San Antonio)
Fairview Coffee Bar
Family Center IGA (Port Aransas)
Family Thrift Center (Willowbrook)
Farmhouse On The Lake
Feather and Fur Animal Hospital
Fiesta Mart
First Community Credit Union
First Financial Bank
Five Point Credit Union
Folc Restaurant
Fox 26 Studios (Houston)
Frankie’s Mexican (Richardson)
Franklin BBQ
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Freebirds World Burrito
French Country Wines
Fresh Plus
Froberg’s Strawberry Farm
Ft. Worth Community Credit Union
Fun Plex Amusement Park (Houston)
Fundamentally Toys
Galaxy Cafe
Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant
Gatti’s Pizza
Geekdom Coworking
George’s Restaurant & Bar
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Gladys Porter Zoo (Brownsville)
Good Dog (Houston)
Goodwill (downtown San Antonio)
Goodwill (San Antonio – Bulverde Road)
Grace Coffee Cafe
Grande Communications
Grappino di Nino
Green Bank
Green Park Medical Office Building
Green Pastures
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
Greenway Coffee
Grimaldi’s (San Antonio Quarry)
Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen
Grove Wine Bar
Guad Texas Chef Mex
GVTC Soccer Complex
Habitat for Humanity (Lake Jackson)
Habitat for Humanity (ReStore Houston)
Halcyon Coffee Bar
Half-Price Books
Happy Fatz
Hard Rock Cafe
Health Texas Medical Group
Hecho en Mexico
Hendley Market
Highland Lanes
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa
HITS Theatre
Hogwild Records & Tapes
Holocaust Museum (Houston)
Honey Baked Ham (College Station)
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hotel Emma
Hotel Valencia
House of Blues (Houston)
Houston Area Women’s Center
Houston Dairymaids Cheese & Specialty Foods
Houston Federal Credit Union
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Northwest Urgent Care Centers
Houston Zoo
Hruska’s Kolache Bakery
Hulen Mall
Hungry’s (The Village)
Huti’s 5 Free-Fire Grill
Hyatt Lost Pines Resort
Hyatt Regency (Houston)
Hyatt Regency (San Antonio Riverwalk)
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
IAMA Coffee House & Music Academy
Institute of Texan Cultures
Inversion Coffee House
Iron Mountain (San Antonio)
J. Alexander’s (San Antonio)
Jack Allen’s Kitchen
James Coney Island
Jared Jewelers
Jason’s Deli
Jenni’s Noodle House
Jim’s Restaurant
Jimmy Changa’s
Joe Willy’s Market & Grill
Jonathan’s The Rub
Jumpoline (South Austin)
Junior League of Houston
Junior League of San Antonio
KA Sushi
Kai Spa
Kay Jewelers
Kenny & Ziggy’s Deli
Kerbey Lane Cafe
Kiddie Park San Antonio
Killeen Mall
Kim Son Restaurant Group
Kirby Health & Wellness
KLRN PBS Station
Kreuz Market (Lockhart)
KSAT TV (San Antonio)
La Baguette French Bakery
La Escencia Apartments
La Fonda Alamo Heights
La Mexicana Restaurant
La Michoacana Meat Market (Arlington)
La Michoacana Meat Market (Stella Link)
Las Vegas Cafe
Laurel Heights Pharmacy
Lawndale Art Center
Legacy Health Texas
Liberty Kitchen (Heights, River Oaks, Rice Village and soon two new locations and Austin)
Liberty Kitchen Heights (LKH)
Liberty Postal Business Center
Life Time Fitness
Little Italy Restaurant
Liverpool FC Soccer Fields (South Austin)
LOL Comedy Club (San Antonio)
Lola Savannah Coffee
Lone Star Building (Houston)
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Longhorn International Trucks, Ltd. (Austin)
Louie Mueller BBQ (Taylor)
Lowbrow Bar & Grill
Luby’s Cafeteria
Lufkin Mall
Luke’s Locker
Lupe Tortilla
Lustre Pearl (East Austin)
Lutcher Theater
MacGregor Medical Center (San Antonio)
Madhatter’s Tea House & Cafe
Magic Time Machine (San Antonio)
Magik Theatre (San Antonio)
Magnolia Cafe
Magnolia Hotel
Main Event Entertainment
Majestic Theater (San Antonio)
Mall del Norte
Mambo Seafood (East Freeway)
Maple and Motor
Marathon Tower (Houston)
Marchesa Theater (Austin)
Maria Mia Mexican Bistro
Marshall Life Center
Mash’d (San Antonio)
Matt’s Famous El Rancho
Maudie’s Tex-Mex
Max Mart
Max’s Wine Dive (San Antonio Quarry)
McCheek’s Academy
McNay Art Museum
Mellow Mushroom Pizza (San Antonio, Frisco, Denton, Flower Mound, McKinney & downtown Dallas)
Memorial Athletic Club
Memorial City Mall
Memorial Hermann Hospitals
Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehab
Menger Hotel
Mercedes Benz of Georgetown
Methodist Hospital (Houston)
Methodist Hospital (San Antonio)
Methodist Outpatient Center
Metropolitan Methodist Emergency Center
Meyerland Jewelers
Mi Tierra
Milam Building
Minute Maid Park (Houston)
Mobility Credit Union
Mockingbird Bistro
Mod Pizza
Molina’s San Antonio Country Store
Monkey Nest Coffee
Monterey’s Little Mexico
Mother’s Cafe & Garden
Movie Tavern
Movie Trading Company
Mt. Playmore
Mule Barn Bar & Grill
Museum of Fine Arts (Houston)
Nasher Sculpture Center
Natachee’s Supper & Punch
National Instruments
Niko Niko’s (Montrose)
Nix Health Care
Noble Energy, Inc.
North Clinic – University Family Health Center
North Hills Hospital
Northstar Mall
Northwoods Ice
O’Brien’s Restaurant
Oakwell Medical Building
Ochre House Theater
Oh Yeah Cakes
Oishii Japanese Restaurant
Omnibus Express (San Antonio)
OmniPlus Pharmacy
On the Border Restaurant
On the Park Toys & Candy
Once Over Coffee Bar
One American Center
Onion Creek Coffeehouse Bar & Lounge
Oporto Midtown
Optum Clinic & Urgent Care
OrthoTexas Orthopedic and Sports Medicine (Carrollton)
Oxford at Sonterra Apartments
P. Terry’s Burgers
Paesano’s (Riverwalk)
Paloma Blanca
Panchito’s Mexican Restaurant (McCullough)
Papouli’s Greek Grill (The Forum)
Pappa’s Restaurants
Pappy’s Cafe
Park Plaza Hospital (Houston)
Parkdale Mall
Party City (Hwy 183 Austin)
Paulie’s Restaurant
Pax Americana
Pediatric & Adolescent Center of NW Houston
Perch Co-Working Space
Perot Museum
Phil’s Ice House
Phoenicia Specialty Market
Piatti’s Ristorante
Pilot Travel Center (Junction)
Pizaro’s Pizza
Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana
Pizza King
Planned Parenthood (Ashby Health Center)
Pluckers Wing Bar
Po Melvins
Port Aransas Community Theater
Port Aransas Family Center
Preferred Bank
Presbyterian Texas Health Center
Pronto Cucinino
Prosperity Bank
Pump it Up (The Woodlands)
Q Toys
Quack’s 43rd St. Bakery
Quackenbush Bakery
Quarry Hoffbrau & Beer Garden
Queenie’s Steakhouse
Quest Diagnostics (Oakwell Farms)
Quillian Center
Rackspace Open Cloud Academy
Raffa’s Waterfront Grill
Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (Austin Hwy branch)
Rave Motion Pictures (Ft. Worth)
Reale’s Italian Cafe
Red Dessert Dive
Republic of the Rio Grande Grill & Cantina
Revention Music Center
Ridgmar Mall (Ft. Worth)
Rigo’s Kitchen
Rip Griffin Travel Center
River Valley Resort & RV Park
Rivercenter Comedy Club
Rivercenter Mall
Riverview Towers
Riverwalk Plaza Hotel
Roadster Grill
Rockwall Ford
Ronald McDonald House (Dallas)
Rosella Coffee
Round Rock Medical Center
Roy Maas Thrift Store
Royal Blue Grocery (Austin)
Ruggles Green (Woodlands)
Sa-Ten Coffee and Eats
Salvation Army Family Store & Adult Rehabilitation Center (San Antonio)
San Antonio Aquarium
San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio Zoo
San Jacinto Mall
Sandy’s Shoes
Santikos Movie Theaters
Sarah’s Inn
Schilo’s Deli
Sea World
Serrano’s (South Park Meadows)
Shake Shack
Shear Madness (Kingwood)
Sheltering Arms Senior Center
Shepherd Park Draught House
Shops of Paseo del Alamo
Showbiz Cinema
Sid & Sam’s Steakhouse
Simon Malls (20+ locations)
Six Flags Over Texas
Skinny Rita’s Grille
Sky Zone (Houston)
Slab Barbecue
Snap Kitchen
Snuffers Restaurant & Bar (Rockwall)
Soccer Zone
Sonic Drive-In
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
Southside Market BBQ
Southwest Research Institute
Spanish Flowers Mexican Restaurant
Sprouts Farmers Markets
Spy Emporium
St. David’s Medical Center (Austin)
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Austin)
Stages Repertory Theatre
Star Cinema Grill
Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital
Steeping Room (Austin)
Steve’s Market and Deli
Stone Oak Physicians Plaza II (Welltower)
Studio Fitness (The Heights)
Sundance Cinema (Houston)
Sunrise Mall (Brownsville)
Sunset Funeral Home
Sushi Zushi
Taco Cabana
Tan Tan Restaurant
Tarka Indian Kitchen
TD Ameritrade
Terlingua Ghost Town
Tesoro Petroleum Corp
Texas Academy of Dance Arts
Texas Art Supply
Texas Children’s Pediatrics
Texas Partners Federal Credit Union
Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Texas State Aquarium
TGI Fridays
Thai Gourmet
The Barn Door
The Bread Basket (Davis)
The Contemporary (Austin)
The Core Gym (Houston)
The Galleria Mall
The Guild Shop of St. John the Divine
The Health Museum (Houston)
The Historic Pearl Brewery
The Landing Apartments (San Antonio)
The Little Gym (Spring Cypress)
The Menil Collection
The Onion Pizza
The Palaestra
The Rollercade (San Antonio)
The Shops at La Cantera
The Slow Bone
The Soup Peddler
The Teahouse Tapioca and Tea (Kingwood)
The Thinkery (Austin)
The Union Kitchen (Bellaire)
The Village Shopping Center in Allen
The Willows Apartments (Austin)
The Woodlands Mall
Thunderbird Coffee (W. Koenig)
Timbergrove Sports Assocation
Titaya’s Thai Cuisine
Tobin Center for the Arts
Tom’s Tabooley
Tomlinson’s Pet Supply
Tommy’s Hamburger Grill
Tony’s (Houston)
Top Golf
Top Notch Burger
Torchy’s Tacos
Tortuga Mexican Kitchen
Tost Bistro Bar
Toybrary (Austin)
Toys and Candy on the Park
Toys R Us
Trader Joe’s
Trader’s Village
Trudy’s Tex Mex
True Food Kitchen (Houston)
Twin Liquors
Twin Peaks
Twisted Root Burger Co. (Deep Ellum)
Uberrito Mexican Grill
Underbelly (Houston)
United Finance Co. (San Antonio)
United Heritage Credit Union
University Co-Op (Houston)
University Federal Credit Union
University Lawn Mower Center (Houston)
University Main Store Co-Op (Guadalupe St.)
Upper Crust Bakery
Urban Co-Lab
USS Lexington
Village at Stone Oak Shopping Center
Violet Crown Cinema (Austin)
Vista Ridge Mall
W Hotel (Austin)
Waffle House
Wally’s Party Factory
Washington Heights Veterinary Clinic
Waterloo Ice House
Waterloo Records
Weights and Measures Restaurant
WellMed at Oakwell Farms
Wes’s Burger Shack
West Houston Medical Center
Westgate Lanes
Westgate Mall (Amarillo)
Westgate Medical Center (San Antonio)
Wheatsville Co-op
White Rock YMCA
Whole Earth Provision Co.
Whole Foods
Willowbrook Mall
Witte Museum
Woman’s Hospital of Texas
Woods of Shavano Community Park
Woody’s Smokehouse
World Gym Beaumont
YMCA (multiple locations)
Zach Theater
Zale’s Jewelry
Zammitti’s Italian Ristorante
Zax Restaurant and Bar
Zen Japanese
Zocalo Cafe

The businesses above are either posting signage stating open carry is not allowed, or have stated that open carry is not welcome in their establishments. For more on the Texas open carry law visit our informational page.

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