Now that construction work on the new retail structure Braun Enterprises is developing at 311 W. Gray has headed indoors, a collection of building permits up on the window near the building’s northwest corner names one of its occupants: Me’Lange Restaurant. Last spring, the Chronicle reported that a second location of Kirby fast food spot Viet’s Express would move into the new strip alongside an office of Feather & Fur Animal Hospital. Back then, the 18,221-sq.-ft. plot just west of West Gray Cleaners on the corner of Taft St. was still just a vacant lot; construction began later in 2017.
A parking lot that runs lengthwise behind the building wraps around its west side as it heads for the curb cut on W. Gray:
Just off-camera to the right is the former Ship & Shield restaurant (more formerly Byzantio’s) that shuttered last December. Braun Enterprises owns that parcel, too, but is not marketing it for lease at this time.
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