The Ice House by the Second Ward Switchyard

This new build on the corner of Navigation Blvd. and Terminal Rd. has aroused the curiosity of a Magnolia Park resident: Though its utilitarian appearance and ballast-sharing trackside location suggest a storage facility — or maybe a roll-by gift shop for forgetful conductors — a neighbor on Terminal Rd. says he heard it’s going to be the new location of Players Ice House.


Located about 1.5 miles west near N. Estelle St. at 4201 Navigation, Players does appear to be closed, and the phone has been disconnected. The 2,160-sq.-ft. building dates to 1973. A neighbor, who says he used to DJ at Players, seconded the rumor.

Below: Two more views of what’s going up:

Photos: Allyn West

5 Comment