The latest sketchup of the site plan for Ancorian’s East Village projectÂ in East Downtown shows what may be a second distillery nestled into the 2 blocks of warehouses now in various states of conversion between Polk and Lamar streets alongÂ St. Emanuel and Hutchins. Meanwhile, a group of rum distillers going by the name Revolution Rum has laid claim to an address next to the development (in a warehouse just north of 8th Wonder Brewery’s, across Hutchins from the planned Houston location ofÂ chain craft vodka distillery Our/Vodka). It’s not clear whether the spot marked on the leasing flierÂ is a separate project, or if one of the 2 potential liquor operationsÂ mightÂ have a satellite storefront in the complex, facing St. Emanuel St.
Other additions to the siteplanÂ include the name ofÂ Agricole Hospitality,Â now on the map at the corner of Dallas and St. Emanuel (and embellished with the logos for theÂ group’s existing Heights trifecta of Revival Market, Coltivare, and Eight Row Flint). Fort Worth-rootedÂ beer and burger jointÂ Rodeo Goat and Dallas-based trailer-bar Truck Yard have territories staked out as well, next to a thin slice of retail space labeled Poku. The architects at mÄkÂ have also released another few renderings up of design ideas for various parts of the 2Â block complex, including a shinyÂ restaurant mockup depicted along Polk St. near the now-silver-skinned Secret Group comedy club:
Here’s a closeup of spaces shown as available for lease in the flier:
Some of the labeled spotsÂ were previously staked out for office and AirBnB use, in older versions of the plan:
- 1201 Emanuel St. [LoopNet]
- Previously on Swamplot:Â Secret Group Covering Up Comedy Headquarters, Plotting June Opening in East Village Development;Â What’s Filling Up East Downtown’s “East Village”;Â Houston’s Own “East Village” Planned Next to 8th Wonder Brewery in East Downtown
Images: Ancorian (leasing fliers); mak studio architecture (rendering)