The always-open pink-and-purple site of adult accessoriesÂ shop Zone d’Erotica, which has long served as a retina-searing guidepostÂ to westward-bound Galleria traffic, is currentlyÂ listed asÂ for lease on the website of retail real estate brokerage The Retail Connection, a keen-eyed reader noted this morning. The trapezoid-heavy building isÂ tucked on a trapezoidal plot of land between the yellow-bedeckedÂ corner Shell stationÂ and the austere gray facade of Dillard’s,Â and served as a Luke’s HamburgersÂ in a past life before making the Zone transition well over a decade ago (presumably with the aid of Houston’s lack of zoning laws).Â Just downÂ the road along the Galleria’s Westheimer Rd. edge, a younger, prettier pad site (built recently as part of the Galleria’s ongoing makeover and reconstruction) has now been filled in with the likes of Michelin-starred dim sum joint Yauatcha, which openedÂ last week.
- SWC LOOP 610 & WESTHEIMERÂ [The Retail Connection]
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