Newly Sold McGowen Cleaners Building Getting Liquored Up on Fairview St.

1931 Fairview St., Vermont Commons, Houston, 77019

TABC Notice at 1931 Fairview, July 2016A different kind of sign has popped up at the corner of Fairview Ave. and Morse St., notes a reader — the 1961 building that formerly housed McGowen Cleaners (shown above earlier this year decked out in NewQuest Properties sales banners) now sports a notice that the new owners have applied for a handful of food, beverage, and mixed drink permits from the TABC. The sign names Vibrant Living LLC as the applicant for the licenses; an entity by the same name (headquartered in the address of office and retail developer Barnhart Interests) purchased the 3 adjacent lots at the corner from former Cleaners owner and operator George Groschke in May.


The space will eventually be sandwiched between a couple of monosyllabic upscale dining options: former Reef chef Ryan Lachaine’s under-development restaurant Riel is currently setting up in the former Te House of Tea at 1927 Fairview to the east; Kevin Naderi’s bistro Roost sits a block and a half down Fairview in the other direction.

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