We’re still awaiting photos of the scene — both to confirm and to allow everyone to revel in the destruction — but a regular tipster informs Swamplot that the building backing up to Buffalo Bayou on the south side of I-10 near Voss Rd. that until mid-2009 housed the Las Alamedas Restaurant is being demolished. The back side of the building has been ripped open, the reader reports;, but as of a visit yesterday the front of the building remained intact.
For almost 5 years, the building at 8516 Katy Fwy. has remained a monument to the Mexican restaurant that once occupied it, housing no subsequent tenants. Las Alamedas Restaurant & Cantina long since decamped to the La Centerra at Cinco Ranch Shopping Center, at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. County tax records show its former home changed hands a little more than a year ago. Since December 2013, the vacant structure with the bayou frontage has been owned by Hedwig Redevelopment Partners, which appears to be an entity owned by Fuller Realty Advisers.
- Previously on Swamplot: Where the Freeway Met the Bayou: The Last Days of Las Alamedas; Las Alamedas: Landlord Wants More, Las Alamedas Lease Lapsed?