The artsy building at the pointy intersection of White Oak Dr. with Morrison and Beauchamp streets appears to be prepping for the possibility of a new gig. City permission for some interior wall smashing in the former King Biscuit space (shown above in full 2011 Technicolor) was granted at the beginning of August, and a reader sends the topmost photo of the scene this afternoon with reports of some recent scuttling about inside.
The space at 1606 White Oak is currently listed for sale on LoopNet as part of a 2-fer: buy the Biscuit for $2.17 million, and the owner will throw in the well-camouflaged house across Morrison at 1528 White Oak for free:
Galveston’s Avis Frank opened up a gallery in the Biscuit’s old spot after the club’s closure and subsequent revival fallthrough in 2011, followed by the building sale in 2012. But the art folks cleared out by the middle of the June before last, after which the 1930s building got fully blanked out again.
- 1606 & 1528 White Oak Dr. [LoopNet]
- Previously on Swamplot: King Biscuit Comeback Efforts Grind to a Halt, Building Up for Sale; Will King Biscuit Bounce Back?;