Are the New Fitzgerald’s Owners Planning To Bring Down the House?

ARE THE NEW FITZGERALD’S OWNERS PLANNING TO BRING DOWN THE HOUSE? “They came and tested for asbestos,” Fitzgerald’s longtime owner Sara Fitzgerald tells the Chronicle’s Marcy de Luna, “so I think they’re looking to tear it down. It was their original intention to build a high-rise there.” Fitzgerald sold Fitzgerald’s along with 3 home lots behind it on E. 6½ St. in July to the same Chicago-based company, Easy Park, that’s been planning that automated parking garage a few blocks west down White Oak Dr. in place of the existing, analog garage next to Tacos A Go Go (which it also owns, along with some other retail nearby). She’s now renting the building at 2706 White Oak from her new landlord and running the 41-year-old business remotely from Seguin, Texas, outside San Antonio, de Luna reports. Following a spree of farewell shows scheduled throughout the month, the club will close with a New Year’s Eve party featuring ’70s and ’80s cover band SKYROCKET! [Houston Chronicle; previously on Swamplot] Photo: Caramels D.

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  • Still sad, but if the old place is going down, at least a large housing project is better than it becoming a parking garage or lot. Saw a few good shows there, as did many others.

  • They probably will tear the building down, but I would test for asbestos in any commercial building of that age were I purchasing it whether I was going to tear it down or not.

  • The proposed automated parking garage on White Oak has >2X what it would need to have to comply with city parking minimums for the new retail across the street. Between the Fitzgerald’s site and the two bungalows next door, I’d expect to see 30-40,000 s.f. of new retail on this corner announced soon.