A slew of updates from N. Shepherd Dr. come from a nearby dermatology office with a regular lens on the rapidly-redeveloping retail scene. Above is the former site of Tune-Up Plus (on the southeast corner of N. Shepherd with 19th St.) which has been decked out in yellow, lately. A remodeling permit issued on the 23rd for the spot at 1818 N. Shepherd now refers to it as a Take 5; the oil-change and auto-repair chain currently has locations dotted all along I-10 and I-85 between Beaumont and the Blue Ridge Mountains, along with some Dallas locales; the first Houston-area Take 5 is purportedly on its way to Louetta Rd. just east of Steuber-Airline Dr. up in Spring.
Meanwhile, across N. Shepherd, the former Houston Alternator store that’s been getting the restaurant-retail treatment is almost ready to open as Cane Rosso’s first Houston spot, ahead of its also-under-construction Montrose branch:
The restaurant’s Facebook page currently touts an April opening along with some canine adoption opportunities. Across 19th, signs have also been spotted of the next phase of the Re:Vive development on the sweets-heavy corner northwest of the intersection. The building underway next to the existing strip center looks like it will host a Benjamin Moore paint store in at least part of its 4,295 sq.ft. of planned retail space:
Other swap-outs underway in the area include the Mellow Mushroom going in at the corner with 20th St., just north of the Re:Vive projects:
- Previously on Swamplot: Strip Center Alteration Planned for Houston Alternator Shop at N. Shepherd and 19th St.