A reader sends this photo of an excavator at work yesterday on a house behind the former Teala’s Mexican Restaurant at 3210 W. Dallas in North Montrose. Teala’s — not to be confused with nearby Tila’s Restaurante and Bar on the Shepherd curve — changed hands in mid-September. Teala’s closed around the same time.
The new owner of the 20,000 sq. ft. parcel underneath the restaurant is an entity connected to NewQuest Properties, which specializes in retail development.
Teala’s owner Teal Anomaiprasert filed a lawsuit in 2014 against construction firm J.E. Dunn, citing fears that the company’s multi-year work on the Sovereign at Regent Square highrise apartment building (visible across W. Dallas in the background of the photo above, taken from W. Lamar) was hurting the restaurant’s traffic flow and might force Teala’s to shut down.
- Construction could force Montrose-area restaurant to shut down [KHOU]
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