In the span of just 3 days, the Heights Jack in the Box has closed down and abandoned both its sky- and street-level boxes. The photo above shows the empty store and its parking lot off Shepherd, where a green cherry-picker‘s now the only vehicle present.
The property’s longtime owner — a national real estate firm that owns the land beneath lots of fast food joints — sold it in 2016, which was a transformational year for the rest of the intersection as well. A few months later, Abel Motors left its spot across Shepherd, making way for the Burger Joint that’s now moving in. And on the south side of 20th St., pizza joint Mellow Mushroom and adjacent desert shop Moody Ice opened up — in what used to be Dealer Sales‘ garage and office building.
- Previously on Swamplot: Blank Abel Motors Sign Now Directing N. Shepherd Traffic to Its Burger Joint Replacement; Abel Motors To Vacate N. Shepherd Spot and Head to Halls Bayou; What’s Getting Wrapped Up on the Corners of 19th and N. Shepherd, Strip Center Alteration Planned for Houston Alternator Shop at N. Shepherd and 19th St.
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