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.
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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.
- Samaritan survives shooting in 5th robbery at Montrose-area market [West University Examiner]
- Good Samaritan Shot During Convenience Store Robbery [Click2Houston]
- Good Samaritan shot while trying to stop robbers [abc13]
- Previously on Swamplot: A Little Romance at Pak’s
Photos: Candace Garcia