Apple fans, don’t be distracted — as Swamplot was earlier this week — by the construction being set up on the west side of the newish Highland Village Shopping Center building that houses Sprinkles Cupcakes at 4012-4018 Westheimer. Unless, of course, you’re wanting to know where the new Restoration Hardware will go once it relocates from across the street. The newly expanded housewares store will take up all of the space on the Galleria side of Paper Source.
Meanwhile, here are your verified coordinates for Houston’s first non-mall Apple Store: After a little bit of demo work, it’ll go on the east side of the same building (shown above), at the Drexel driveway. Across the street, there appears to be less urgency now that Tootsies has fled to West Ave, but the shopping center’s management still plans to tear down the stylish but now-vacant building the women’s clothing boutique occupied at 4045 Westheimer:
Its reported placement: A 2-story retail building with underground parking.
Here’s that view from earlier this week showing the space Restoration Hardware will move into:
And another view of the future Apple Store on the opposite end:
- Previously on Swamplot: The New Apple Store on Westheimer: Where the New iPads Will Hit the Street in Highland Village, Tootsies Beats Back the Landlord: The Sale Must Go On!, Highland Village Lockout Drama: Step Away from the Tootsies!
Photos: Jenny Staff Johnson (Restoration Hardware), Candace Garcia (all others)