Swamplot Street Sleuths: Downtown Flag Lot

Got a question about something going on in your neighborhood you’d like Swamplot to answer? Sorry, we can’t help you. But if you ask real nice and include a photo or 2 with your request, maybe the Swamplot Street Sleuths can! Who are they? Other readers, just like you, ready to demonstrate their mad skillz in hunting down stuff like this:

Answers to your questions:

  • Downtown: Flagspotters pinpointed the not-so-wavy Lone Star banner pictured above on the parking-lot side of the small office building at 1515 Rusk St. between La Branch and Crawford, directly behind the new Hess Tower parking garage. Yes, it’s even visible on Google Street View, reader Brian points out.
  • Cottage Grove: What’s that freshly built structure at 1500 Shepherd Dr. on the corner of Maxie, right across from the shuttered Shuck Daddy’s (which is slated to become another Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant)? According to marketing director Heather McKeon, Bullritos Management is “finalizing the details with the franchisee” to bring the 12th area (and first freestanding) version of that burrito-and-margarita chain to that location. The 2,500 sq.-ft. Bullritos is expected to open in February or March of next year. Here’s a view:


  • First Ward: That warehouse building under renovation at 1824 Spring St. will soon become a “sister studio” of Winter Street Studios, and will go by the name of . . . wait for it . . . Spring Street Studios, according to Susan Butos of that development. The 75,000 sq.-ft. former warehouse will house 80 artist studios for lease and will be ready in late fall or the beginning of December. If there’s any juicy backstory to the arrival of the retired Studewood St. mosaic streetname tiles now living out their golden years in the warehouse parking lot, we’ll leave digging it up as an exercise for the reader.

We’ll post more reader questions Tuesday. Send us what you’ve got before then!

Photos: Pondluna (1515 Rusk); Aaron Carpenter (Bullritos); Swamplot inbox (Spring Street Studios)

3 Comment

  • Bullritos? Now, within a few blocks of each other there will be that, a Lupe Tortilla, Cyclone Anaya’s, and Maggie Rita’s (1400 block). I’m all for progress, but how many Mexican chain restaurants do you need in the small of an area?

  • don’t forget Mission Burritos has been on Durham the longest. I hope they make it but could take a hit.

  • I hope they close first, especially that location. UGH.