The long-vacant former home of Samaritan Assisted LivingÂ was brought to the ground yesterday after demo crews got permission to knock it down, a reader tells Swamplot. The owners of the property at 8800 S. Main St.Â have been trying to get the scrawny strip (a fullÂ 68-by-640-ft. acre)Â into aÂ new long-term ground-leasing relationship for at least the past year, and appear to have found one in September, per documents filed with the county — including a lease for a smidge less than the next 25 yearsÂ for an entity housed in Tuscon, AZ, which shares an address withÂ the converted-church-schoolÂ corporate headquarters ofÂ MisterÂ Car Wash.Â
Immediately to the left in the shot above areÂ blue parking spaceÂ markers of the former Regency Car Wash next door — which itselfÂ becameÂ a Mister Car Wash in April when the property changed hands.Â To the south of the car washÂ is that imposter property at 8900 Main St., still being advertised on LoopNet as 8800 and asÂ for sale. Â To the right is the Haven on Main apartments; the 256 unit complex is still being wrapped up, according to the developer’s website.
Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: Bayou Woods Wiped Out;Â Former Medical Inn &Â Suites Site Now Being Revived After Momentary Flatline Across from NRG Stadium;Â Weekend Holiday Clearance at the Woods of South Main
Post-demolition photo at 8800 S. Main St.: Brian W