Meteor Crashes to the Ground in East Montrose

Meteor, 2306 Genesee St, Montrose, Houston
Demolition of Meteor, 2306 Genesee St, Montrose, Houston

Demolition of Meteor, 2306 Genesee St, Montrose, HoustonSome fluffy pink batting stands out amid the debris spotted this week at the corner of Genessee and Fairview streets, being swept clean of shower-centric drag club Meteor. The teardown makes room for work to start on that 5-story parking garage (the one that might be getting the artful crust of bicycles). Construction on the Fairview District, a six-block project including the parking garage, some office space, and more restaurant and retail spots, is supposed to get rolling in January, according to developer Fred Sharifi (also behind the Max’s Wine Dive visible peeking out from the left of the shot above, as well as its re-bricked strip-center companions).

A reader driving by caught a few shots of an excavator and a big red dumpster on the scene, loitering close to the Fairview-facing side where the Midtown Aegean Auto shack was — both the auto shop and Meteor received their very own demo permits just in time for Christmas, and the club was reportedly well on its way toward obliteration by Monday afternoon. A view from across Genesee shows that the club’s clumps of privacy bamboo were still standing as of Tuesday:

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Demolition of Meteor, 2306 Genesee St, Montrose, Houston

Some moderately enthusiastic signage identifies the nearby debris piles as part of the drainage and street work underway in the area:

Demolition of Meteor, 2306 Genesee St, Montrose, Houston

Demolition of Meteor, 2306 Genesee St, Montrose, Houston

Photos: Meteor Loungue (top), MontroseResident (all others)

 

Fairview Farewells

4 Comment

  • Out with the old, in with the new I suppose. Well, at least I don’t have to see that ‘Jell-O Wrestling on Tuesday’ sign anymore! An odd silence would always present itself when we drove by that sign when we had the kids in the car. HA!

  • Oh the memories of 2306 Genesee- circa late 1970’s. When the space was Houston’s 3rd bath house : the hot,sexy and very notorious 2306 leather bath house. ALL sorts of debauchery took place within those walls. I,of course, will NOT divulge what happened there. Suffice it to say: the men indulged in hot ,sexy fun !!!

  • How much longer until “gay Montrose” is declared officially dead? A victim of acceptance, gentrification, and Grindr. Not much left of a once vibrant community……

  • Good riddance