A sideways glance at the renovations underway on 1815 Washington — formerly home to the Pandora Lounge nightclub, and even more formerly to Throne Ultra Lounge — reveals 2 new openings in the building’s east side ahead of its coming grand opening as Houston’s first Gus’s Fried Chicken location. The older listing photo above depicts the full building on the block between Silver and Sabine back when its street frontage was a wall of bricks. The white wall and front door shown on the right in the photo at top had replaced the brick face and garage entrance by the time Braun Enterprises bought the place in late 2015.
Renderings of the building released by Braun around the time Gus’s signed up for it in 2016, however, showed plans to rebrick it, as well as add new windows and a patio on its east side:
- OMG. Gus’s Fried Chicken is opening on Washington? [Jenny Wang, via HAIF]
- Previously on Swamplot: Could Pandora’s Former Box Be Filled With Gus’s Fried Chicken on Washington Ave?; Look Where an H-E-B Sign Is Showing Up, Amid Washington Ave Turnover
Photos: Jenny Wang (renovations); LoopNet (vacant building). Rendering: Braun Enterprises