8 Letters and a Big Eye Spell Out the Beginnings of Washington Ave Warehouse’s Transformation

Study the photo at top carefully and you’ll see 2 eye-catching features that were installed in November: the gaping, cycloptic sculpture at the entrance to the parking lot outside 7800 Washington, as well as new lettering spelling out THE STUDY on the warehouse’s awning. Developer Levcor bought the 66,000-sq.-ft. brick building — at that time home to Brian Thomas Display & Packaging — last year and filed construction permits in September to begin renovating it into a space for offices, furniture showrooms, and a restaurant.

Before and after views show how the building’s front side on Washington, just northwest of the Katy Fwy., will be transformed:


New windows in the rendering replace the square loading bays that currently line the building’s front exterior, viewed here from its southeast corner:

The site plan below indicates a restaurant in that corner, where THE STUDY sign hangs now:

A second, smaller restaurant is also depicted as a free-standing structure behind the parking lot’s eastern wing. Extra parking appears at the back of the warehouse, where a vacant yard currently fronts train tracks.

Another angle on the building’s redo shows its dock frontage repurposed as a patio with outdoor dining space, which wraps around the restaurant’s corner:

Images: Swamplot inbox (photo of entrance); Levcor (photos of building, site plan, renderings)

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