Opposite the pedestrian-friendly Winlow Westheimer shopping center at the corner of Westheimer and Hazard St. that includes the recently de-Firkinized Phoenix bar, a new Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers fast-food joint is about to go up — on a 35,000-sq.-ft. lot that’s been vacant since the 2-story pushed-to-the-street building once home to Martha Turner Properties was torn down on the site almost 6 years ago. The reader who sent in the photo above reports that a construction supervisor on site claimed the new chicken joint will be alive and kicking within 3 or 4 months.
Unless any other relatives open up before then, the spot at 1900 Westheimer will be the the first inside-the-Loop location of the Louisiana-born chain (and its 12th in the greater Houston area) but the third Raising Cane’s on Westheimer. The others are just west of Hillcroft (pictured at right) and in a Galleria food court.
- Previously on Swamplot: Joining the Ella and 610 Fast Food Nexus, Corner of Hazard: The Fall of Martha Turner Properties
Photos: Swamplot inbox (construction), LoopNet (Raising Cane’s at 12201 Westheimer Rd.)