Everybody out by the end of October, the owners of the Village Plaza Shopping Center have told all remaining tenants. Fuzzy’s Pizza and City Dance Studio, of course, are long gone from the center at 5925 Kirby, a block north of Rice Blvd. The Bike Barn has already picked out more than 10,000 sq. ft. in the former Hollywood Video in Weslayan Plaza, at Bissonnet and Weslayan. Kids Kuts will cut south to Bellaire and Stella Link; the UPS Store is looking at a new place “on Bissonnet.” Ticket Stop and Susan Nail & Facial are hunting for space nearby. Mattress Giant just doesn’t want to talk about it.
The property’s owner is its eastern neighbor, the Children’s Assessment Center. A planned expansion to the John M. O’Quinn campus, which now faces Bolsover, would eat the deeper chunk of the shopping center, leaving 0.8 acres on Kirby for somebody else to develop. Here’s the part that’s toast:
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The proposed site plan that’s been circulating:
And the CAC’s current building, as seen from Dunstan and Kelvin:
Asking price for the Kirby frontage: $145 per sq. ft.
- Now, it’s the tenants who are shopping [West University Examiner]
- Urban Cliff Dweller: Requiem for a familiar old retail center [River Oaks Examiner]
- 0.8+/- Acre Development Site [LoopNet]
- Bike Barn wheeling to a new spot [Houston Chronicle]
Photos: Swamplot inbox. Site plan: LoopNet