Latest promised opening date for the new beer-and-wine serving, credit-card accepting (cash still preferred, and please pay before eating) Cleburne Cafeteria, now appearing in the late stages of construction at the corner of Bissonnet and Edloe St.: sometime this month. Photos from the scene show a new sidewalk, accompanied by 8 new trees from Trees for Houston, making an appearance along the Bissonnet frontage, in place of what used to be a portion of the restaurant’s parking area.
The latest 11,000-sq.-ft. replacement for the twice-burned restaurant at the northern border of West U will still have 100 parking places, though, to the east and west sides of the building. Plus: valet service. Among the changes expected in Cleburne Cafeteria 3.0 (or 4.0, if you’re counting the original location on Cleburne at Fannin): a meat case where customers can select steaks before they’re cooked to order, outdoor eating areas, a refrigerated butcher “shop” for kitchen staff, and a private dining room. In all, there’s room for about 300 diners.
- Cleburne Cafeteria [Facebook]
- Previously on Swamplot: Cleburne Cafeteria About To Reopen in Its Third Building, Following Second Fire-Induced Shutdown; Cleburne Cafeteria Now Being Rebuilt on Bissonnet After Second Destruction by Fire
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