Looking down onto the roof of the couple-month-old Scott Gertner’s venue downtown, you can see the steel parts of the new rooftop bar soon to be made into a pavilion . . . atop Houston Pavilions. A reader sends this photo of the scene, taken from the Pavilions office tower. At the top left of the photo is the intersection of Fannin and Dallas:
The blue box area located in the middle of the set beams has been there since they started construction for roof access (It used to have the words “No Step” on it). We’ve seen construction workers go in and out of it since then. Most of this work was done last Friday and over the weekend. I’m guessing because of the steel beams they had to close off part of the street to crane it up there.
That’s a good guess, judging from this photo posted on the bar’s Facebook page on Sunday:
Also planned for the roof: an open-air terrace. Scott Gertner’s at Houston Pavilions, at 1201 Fannin St., is directly above BCBG, which is directly above McCormick and Schmick’s. The third-floor space adjacent to the nightclub (underneath the roof to the right in the top photo) is vacant.
- Previously on Swamplot: Successor to Scott Gertner’s Skybar Coming to Houston Pavilions