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.
- 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