Amarillo, Texas is home to amazing buildings, but many of them are considered to be cursed.

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Author's Note: When I say "cursed," I don't mean haunted or with evil spirits. I mean that this particular building or area has had numerous businesses open and close soon thereafter.

This edition of Amarillo's Cursed Buildings is dedicated to:

4406 Bell Street

What once was built to hold delicious roast beef sandwiches in it's hey day, has opened itself up to the curse of the building.



Arby's was a fixture at this location since 1999, serving roast beef, beef 'n cheese sandwiches, and those signature curly fries. However, the restaurant closed in 2016. It was located near Amarillo High School in a high-traffic area, so it's puzzling why they couldn't stay in business. Some speculate that it was due to poor management.

Bush's Chicken


Bush's Opened in February 2017 in this location.  Bush's Chicken's claim to fame was their chicken tenders, but they also served up fried chicken, livers, and gizzards.  They had all the great sides that go along with chicken, and of course, this is one chicken tender place where you could get your choice of sauce.  They also had their unique strawberry cream cheese pies. However, they didn't last long and closed their doors in November 2018.   Judging by the reviews of this location, it was long wait times, bland food, and just ok.

Mr. Noodles

Lori Crofford
Lori Crofford

Mr. Noodles opened its doors in April 2023. Their menu was very small but you did have several options for the type of meat you wanted in their noodle bowl, shrimp, chicken, beef.

Lori Crofford
Lori Crofford

The staff was friendly, and the place received many great reviews on the taste of the food. However, the place was never busy. Mr. Noodles closed in May 2024. It may have done better in a different location.

This location is ideal for a restaurant, but it is somewhat challenging to access the parking lot. Hud's is located across the street and consistently experiences high traffic, with cars often lining up in the street. A business that caters to the high school crowd, offering affordable lunch options for students, and great food at other times, would thrive in this area.

Who wants to open up another restaurant here?

Amarillo Cursed Buildings - 715 S. Polk

Polk Street is a great place to spend an evening. However, over the years, Polk Street has seen many businesses come and go. One of these buildings is at 715 S. Polk. It has been many things over the years, mainly bars, but it seems as soon as one moves in, it moves right out.

So what all has been in there? Let's take a look back at 715 S. Polk.

This building was originally built in 1915, it was known as The Hollywood.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

Amarillo's Cursed Buildings – Historic Route 66, 2813 SW 6th

There are some places around town that just can't seem to stay in business for very long. This is one of them.

The address of the cursed building is 2813 SW 6th Street. This building was originally built in 1930. This place was originally a service station. I'm sure in the heydays of Rt. 66, this place was the place to stop to get your car serviced. However, in the last 15 years, this building has seen many different faces.

Gallery Credit: Lori Crofford

Amarillo Buildings That Seem To Be Cursed: 2601 6th Avenue

It's time for another edition of Amarillo's Cursed Buildings.  The building we are focusing on is the building located on a concrete island at 2601 6th Avenue. It's that little island that's squeezed in where Georgia meets 6th.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark/TSM

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