The lights are off and the gas station signs have come down from the 2,770-sq.-ft. building formerly home to Doc’s Motorworks Bar & Grill on the corner of Westheimer and Graustark St. The nighttime photo above shows the auto-themed Montrose restaurant before it closed down at the end of last year.
Underneath the restaurant’s sign on Westheimer, the rusted flatbed truck has also hit the road from its long-term parking spot:
Doc’s took over Wendy’s spot at 1303 Westheimer when it arrived from Austin in 2014. Two other locations still exist back in the chain’s hometown.
A view looking west along Westheimer shows the restaurant’s 100-seat patio empty in front of the Tremont Tower:
A Doc’s rep told the HBJ’s Cara Smith last month that the venue was hoping to partner up with chef Bruce Molzan of Ruggles Black — or possibly some esteemed barbecuer.
- Update: Montrose honky-tonk adds executive chef; changes may be in store for icehouse [HBJ]
- Previously on Swamplot: Delayed Austin Bar & Grill Reworking Former Westheimer Wendy’s Promises August Opening, Houston Decor; Austin Bar Doc’s To Remedy Montrose Wendy’s Wreckage
Photos: MontroseResident (former Doc’s); Doc’s Motorworks Bar & Grill (pickup truck)