The former Starbucks on the southwest corner of the damp intersection of Fountainview Dr. and Westheimer Rd. now appears to be flying the minute flag of advancing Houston chain Minuti Coffee. The green Starbucks siren formerly residing on the west side of the building has been shooed off and replaced by Minuti’s comparatively austere crest, though the Seattle company’s website still lists the store at 5903 Westheimer as operational.
Singing in the shopping center will continue in the opposite corner of the parking lot, where Spotlight Karaoke sits between Any Lab Test Now! and Crystal’s Nails. Minuti now sports some dozen outposts around the Houston area, reaching as far north as College Station and as far south as Highway 6 in Sugar Land.
Photo: Robert Vercher