A CHICK-FIL-A IS GOING INSIDE PENNZOIL PLACE If there’s gonna be a downtown office building collecting a few fast-food drive-thru franchises in its basement — minus the drive-thru parts, that is — it might as well be one with some street cred, right? Last year, a Sonic moved into the basement of Pennzoil Place, the Philip Johnson-designed double-trapezoid building pair on the block bounded by Milam, Rusk, Capitol and Louisiana. The building’s owners are now about to carve out more space for retail on the building’s lower floors — though only one of the added slots (at the corner of Rusk and Louisiana) will actually have direct access to the street. Joining Sonic in the building’s underground tunnel zone — along with an expanded eating area, revamped escalators, and a few more lease spaces — will be downtown’s fourth Chick Fil A. But don’t line up quite yet: The projected $1.2 million in renovations necessary to create the new spaces won’t be complete until early next year. [Houston Business Journal; previously on Swamplot; more info (PDF)] Photo: Flickr user telwink [license]
Downtown really has FOUR Chick-fil-a’s!?!?!?!?
See for yourself — plug in 77002:
Downtown actually has 3. Per the text above this would be the fourth.
Re 4 Chick-fil-a’s in Downtown Houston:
Yeah, it’s getting to be like Katy.
No three lane drive-thru to back up freeway traffic? How will people get here?