A building permit filed last Thursday reveals that an ice cream shop plans to take over the corner Hazard-St.-and-Westheimer storefront shown on the left in the photo above. Backed by a group that calls itself Milk + Sugar Creamery LLC, the new store plans to grab just a 1,542-sq.-ft. portion of the building’s west side — which has been occupied by a trio of clothing shops over the last decade.
Mio Boutique was the last of them; it picked up from Coquette in 2014, which picked up from Pixie & Ivy about 8 years ago. Although all 3 of the stores dealt in womenswear, Coquette went a step beyond, retaining an “onsite psychic” — reported Culturemap — to assist customers along with its regular sales staff.
While I haven’t heard of “Milk and Sugar LLC” it seems that an ice cream shop would be a much better use of this space than all these revolving clothing shops which had struck me as vanity shops.
Well with a name like that, it can’t be vegan or sugar free!
Good spot for this–hits the one dessert niche not filled by Common Bond nearby, and pretty smart to put an ice cream shop across the street from the middle school’s sports fields.