Note: This story has been updated.
Parts left over from the metal barn that Black Page Brewing leased out beside White Oak Bayou out a few years back are now lying in a heap next to a wooden skeleton that’s taken the demolished structure’s place. The deconstruction began last month according to neighbors who called 311 on August 31 to report that it was happening, potentially, they said, without the required permits. An inspector showed up the next day to check things out, one of several field trips the city would make to the planned brewpub’s digs at the end of Glen Park St. over the next few weeks in response to multiple follow-up calls from nearby residents.
By the time a demo permit did show up last Friday, the site had already been tagged twice by city officials: first for the premature teardown, and once again — as shown below — for additional unpermitted work:
The brick building that the barn abutted is now the only structure standing on the just-over-two-thirds-acre parcel:
Its spot at the end of the street has been fenced off like so:
Heading in the opposite direction, the road bears left and becomes paved before dying into N. Main St., across from White Oak Music Hall. An entity connected to the music venue’s developers previously owned the brewery site but sold it to “a party completely unrelated,” to WOMH earlier this year. Since then, the former owners have “ceased to be involved in the project.”
- Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: Ripping Black Page; Black Page Brewing in the Works Upstream from White Oak Music Hall’s Outdoor Stage Scramble; City Red Tags White Oak Music Hall for Illegal Outdoor Stage Construction; This Weekend’s Blade-On-Branch Action Upstream from White Oak Music Hall
Photos: Marc Longoria (demolition); Rob Johnson (barn)