Later update, 2:30pm: H-E-B’s Cyndy Garza-Roberts tells Swamplot that plans to place a store in the area are only in the discussion phase, and that no agreements have been reached — more here.
Update, 3/16: H-E-B has confirmed to the HBJ that the company has been in talks over a new store on the Archstone property.
A recent flier produced by Braun Enterprises in an effort to lease the former club space at 1815 Washington features a surprising extra: an overlay of the H-E-B logo planted squarely over a map of the not-so-square site of the Archstone Memorial Heights apartments on Washington Ave. between Studemont and Waugh. A 5-acre chunk at the southwest corner of the 1996 apartment complex was cleared out in 2008, then repopulated, then cleared out again in 2012 for redevelopment as the taller, denser Memorial Heights Villages complex (visible just to the right of the word “WAUGH” on the above aerial). CityCentre developer Midway bought the remaining 23.4 acres of apartments with the Lionstone Group at the end of 2014.
Also featured on the aerial: shuttered-over-the-weekend Hughes Hangar, which CultureMap’s Eric Sandler reports has closed along with Paris-minded parking lot companion The De Gaulle. Further east down the corridor is the space Braun is hawking: the former Pandora-turned-Throne nightclub space at 1815 Washington, marked with a star below, across the road from
Bovine & Barley B&B Butchers:
The former site of the lounges sits on the block catty-corner to the former Drake nightclub spot, which is also slated for redevelopment into a retail complex containing a Tacodeli and Platypus Brewing. Here’s what the 1815 spot could sorta look like later this spring, if the shell remodel goes according to Braun’s schedule:
- 1815 Washington, Restaurant Building for Lease (PDF) [Braun Enterprises]
- Previously on Swamplot: Citywide Wave of Taco Colonization Will Continue with Occupation of Former Drake Nightclub in Sawyer Heights; Big News on Washington Ave; Archstone Memorial Heights Clearing Out Residents Again for Bigger Buildings, 4 Years After First Attempt; Comment of the Day: Short-Term Apartments; Redeveloping the Memorial Heights Apartments: The Inside Story, Memorial Heights Apartments: Washington Fences Will Stay, Memorial Heights Apartments: How Long Is Your Lease?
Aerial maps and rendering: Braun Enterprises