The markings left behind by the Key Maps store in the wake of its second move since 2015 are still hanging out this afternoon alongside the leasing notice near the shop’s former place at the east end of the Richmond Avenue Shopping Center strip mall, just east of Fountainview Dr. The Key Maps folks are back inside the Inner Loop again, this time on Durham St. next door to the Dirty Hairy Dog Wash. The most recently former Key Maps location, shown above, has picked up a new neighbor itself since the cartographymonger’s departure: the ex-Subway at the end of the strip is about to reopen as essentialist fried chicken joint Krisp Bird & Batter. A sign on the door says Krisp will be open on Monday:
Greg Morago reported last week in the Chronicle that Krisp chef Ben McPherson is already planning a second location for the not-yet-a-chain: the Texas Cafeteria spot that MFT has been remodeling, next door to the former Fiesta lot at the center of all that H-E-B funded Heights alcohol election drama last year.
- Previously on Swamplot: Swapping Perspectives on the Houston Strip Mall Model; Key Maps Store Isn’;t Shutting Down, but It Is Leaving Its Longtime Home in 493S
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