Photographer Karen Dressel was on hand at lunchtime today to document the final few bites of the excavator demolishing the last of the 3 former Ruggles Grill buildings at 903 Westheimer, just east of Montrose. Two adjacent buildings, at 817 and 907 Westheimer, were torn down earlier this month; Cherry Demolition’s excavator worked up an appetite waiting on-site for the last demo permit to come through. That happened yesterday, and the meal began shortly after breakfast this morning:
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Bruce Molzan’s original Montrose Ruggles location closed this past February, after 27 years in operation. Triniti Restaurant owner Ryan Hildebrand has hired Houston’s MC2 Architects to design a new “contemporary building with a rustic farmhouse feel” on the site. It’ll house a restaurant called Brande, scheduled to open about a year from now.
- R.I.P: Ruggles Grill Demolished This Morning [Eating Our Words]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Restaurant Replacing Ruggles Grill on Westheimer