Documents put out by Houston’s planning commission reveal that Sweetgreen isn’t the only tenant signed up to take over Doc’s Motorwork’s empty structure at 1303 Westheimer; there’s also a Steel City Pops on the way to the back of the building. The site plan at top shows it grabbing about 900 sq.-ft along Graustark St., leaving the rest of the 4,400-sq.-ft. building reserved for the plant-based anchor tenant.
This is Sweetgreen’s first step into Texas, according to Eater’s Alaena Hostetter (or second, if you count the other not-yet-open location it has planned for Rice Village) and it wants to make Doc’s building look like this before setting foot in it:
The woodwork you see boxing in portions of the patio is a new pergola that the folks behind the redo want to add on. They’re also proposing new bona-fide railings in place of the metal planters Doc’s previously used for crowd control:
The planning commission plans to weigh-in on Sweetgreen’s vision at its January 17 meeting.
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