What’s happening at the corner of Navigation Blvd. and Engelke in the East End? A mix of alcohol and demolition: Mixed beverage, late-night, and beverage cartage permits were issued by the TABC last month to a yet-to-be-opened establishment named Straylight in the 20,878-sq.-ft. metal warehouse building with the brick front at 3229 Navigation Blvd. This spot is 4 blocks down the street from Ninfa’s, just past where Navigation starts to curve east toward Buffalo Bayou. Adjacent to that property, excavators are finishing up their work demolishing the former General Supply & Equipment Co. building at 3203 Engelke St.
The newly vacant lot now spreads just to the north of the building where Straylight is planned, as shown in these photos taken by Swamplot reader Johnny Mann Jr.:
Here’s the now-vacant lot from a little further up the road, at the corner of Engelke and N. Velasco St.:
The TABC permit notice, posted in May, indicates the name of the business. The name of the company behind Straylight is listed as Time Infinity LLC on the sign, but as Times Infinity LLC in TABC records.
Photos: Johnny Mann Jr.