The strip center nook at 5801 Memorial Dr. last occupied by fast-casual pan-Asian chain Express Rolls has been taken over by Peruvian-Mexican joint Pollo Bravo, which was previously shooed out of the since-pulverized standalone building just down the street at 5440 Memorial. Both properties are owned by companies connected to the Taghdisi brothers, who’ve also been collecting permits for the construction of a new retail mini-strip on Pollo Bravo’s former turf, as announced last fall. The new structure planned at 5440 Memorial looks like it’ll more or less match the general fashion sense of strip center at 5801, though it won’t fit as many tenants:
- Restaurant Torn Down – Another Is Likely for the Site [Houston Chronicle]
- Previously on Swamplot: This Morning on Memorial: Pollo Bravo’s Last Stand; Daily Demolition Report: Lavish Square Feet; Memorial Towers Apartments Going Blue In the Face During Mid-Century Makeover; Chicken Out Tonight on Memorial Dr.
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