This Morning on Memorial: Pollo Bravo’s Last Stand

Demolition of former Pollo Bravo at 5440 Memorial Dr., Rice Military, Houston, 77007

Here’s the last pieces of the former Pollo Bravo at 5440 Memorial Dr. still holding out against the excavator onslaught today. A reader sends the snapshot above from the Starbucks end of the strip center across the street. The demo permit for the structure came through on Thursday of last week,¬†trailing in the wake of the property’s May 2015 sale and the restaurant’s subsequent December departure.

The owner of the Peruvian fusion chicken chain said at the time that she was seeking new locations; a few more Pollo Bravo spots seem to have opened up since then, including branches on Long Point Rd. east of Gessner, and on Mason Rd. south of Kingsland Blvd. Here’s one last look at the rapidly clearing site, between a Chase bank and the Memorial Towers apartments:

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Demolition of former Pollo Bravo at 5440 Memorial Dr., Rice Military, Houston, 77007

Photo: Swamplot inbox

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  • Since the mattress store craze seems to have faded, my money is on another Starbucks to serve the morning drive westward.