The yet-unbuilt retail strip planned for the empty land next to Ship & Shield (the Viking-themed restaurant and bar that replaced Byzantio’s last fall) is now fully leased out, Katherine Feser notes. The planned 4,316 sq. ft. are set to be occupied by a second location of Houston restaurant Viet’s Express and a second location of Hawaiian animal hospital Feather and Fur. The project is another show of new construction from serial adaptive reuser Braun Enterprises, which bought both the restaurant space and the adjacent lots from Byzantio’s previous owners over the summer.
If the retail strip turns out to look much like those leasing fliers that’ve been floating around this spring, the layout will be mostly business in the front, parking in the back — plus a strip or 2 of pervious paving off to the sides:
- 403 W. Gray [LoopNet]
- Braun Enterprises Lands Tenants for Midtown Retail Development [Houston Chronicle]
- Previously on Swamplot: Decades-Old Jimmy’s Ice House on White Oak Dr. To Turn Braun, Change Name, Tenants; Shadowy Retail Block by Heights H-E-B Will Go Off the Grid, Hide Parking Behind and On Top; Braun Nails Down Fastener Warehouse at I-10 and W. Loop for Heights Market, Brewery, Food Hall; Braun Marking Territory for Pet and People Food Stores on W. Gray; Braun To Fold Panera Bread into Its River Oaks Collection