That New Black Hole Next to Pak’s

Montrose all-star convenience store Pak’s has been hit by the same pair of robbers 5 times in the last 8 months. And now it’s been remodeled, with an eye on security. The cashier area is now surrounded by glass, and a new wall adjacent to it now extends from the front to the back, closing off one side of the store, Swamplot photographer Candace Garcia reports. Behind that wall is a mysterious black box, measuring maybe 500 sq. ft. that’s visible to the street. What’s going in there? An owner confirms to Garcia it’s a new lease space, though no tenant has been identified yet.


Having trouble remembering what the interior at 301 West Alabama used to look like? You’ll find extensive views in this catchy video from a couple of years ago.

Photos: Candace Garcia

8 Comment

  • Last night the cashier told me it was going to be an art gallery?!

  • Thank god, when I saw “black hole next to Paks” I thought you were talking about one of my buildings :)

  • Isn’t time for those people to get back to New Orleans?

  • After about their second or third visit, I would have had a sweet surprise waiting for that pair of robbers…

  • Isn’t it time to stop people who like ayn rand from accessing the internet?

  • Clerk was hit over the head with an axe several
    years ago. This place is truly a SCUM-MAGNET.
    I’ve been driving past it for years and its the
    same old: crack dealers, hos, drunks, police, trash.
    It would be interesting to see how many police calls
    at that address the last few years. Their customers
    use TxDot property acros W. Alabama for latrine
    and nap areas. Very unsanitary!

  • @texasota and randy ayn- this is a free speech envronment. I do not know who robbed that store, but I have played ball with a lot of people from New Orleans, and 2 out of 4 are some scary people and talk crazy stuff. the other ones usually just want to make a better life here

  • Gee buttercookie, I guess the police were called at least 5 times in the last 8 months about the same 2 violent criminals who keep robbing the place. I hope that never happens to you in your nice, scum-free neighborhood, but watch out as those 2 are still at large.