The 4949 Convenience Store, heir to the Sunrise Grocery spot on the northeast corner of Bissonnet and Shepherd, has been demolished — this time in its entirety, and with a little less fanfare. Back in September, crowds gathered to watch ceiling-mounted wrecking balls bust up parts of the building’s interior as part of a “site specific, kinetic installation” by artist Trey Duvall.
Cherry Demolition’s more conventional performance took place yesterday, a reader tells Swamplot; the photo at top shows the lot after it was cleared out this morning. A 3-story office building with a street-level cafe is planned for the site.
- Previously on Swamplot: Demolition Inside the 4949 Convenience Store at Bissonnet and Shepherd Is Proceeding Extremely Slowly; A First Look at the 3-Story Cafe-and-Office Building Going Up on the Corner of Bissonnet and Shepherd After the 4949 Convenience Store Gets Wacked; Boulevard Oak’s 4949 To Be 86’d by Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen’s Owner