Swamplot Street Sleuths: What We Could Do by the Freeway

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:

What’s to dig up from last week’s question:

  • Upper Kirby: Whatever traffic study was being conducted on the Southwest Freeway feeder road nearby, it has nothing to do with the strip-center, bank, and maybe drive-thru development Lovett Commercial is hoping to get going on that patch of grass along the feeder to Lexington St. at Greenbriar, leasing agent Elizabeth Jacob tells Swamplot. Lovett has a sign up, is waiting for phone calls, and has a site plan to show (see below) as “an example of what we could do,” she says. Any involvement with the site by H-E-B (as was claimed by one commenter) would be news to her, she tells us.


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

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4 Comment

  • Mmm, yeah, because there’s just not enough empty retail space in the Shepherd/Greenbriar side of Upper Kirby. You could revisit that post from over a year ago where readers did a walking tour of Shepherd. You could probably even use the same pictures; not much has changed.

    Examples: The Land/Sea/Sky space between Roeder’s and Ruchi’s is still empty and has never been occupied since LSS moved to Richmond several years ago. The too-dark building where Fox Diner / Crome / trendy place du jour was is currently empty. Perhaps whatever goes in there might stay in business if potential customers could tell that the place is open. The washateria that anchored the corner of the strip at Alabama is now empty; I’m hoping it just moved down Alabama to a new building. The old Sound Warehouse was a party supply place briefly, but I think it’s empty again.

    Smoothie King finally moved into the old Rally Burger — how does SK stay in business, anyway? Who shops there? Is it like the 11th St. Someburger where you can lay down a $20 and get the “special”?

  • No. More. FUCKING. Banks.

  • ^^ I wouldn’t have put it quite that way, but I certainly understand the sentiment! ;-)

  • I’ve seen too many ads teasing a certain building in that area. I say someone finally just builds it on that lot.

    It should come complete with arms and scary face, and gill sans signage.