The doors opened last week at that 4-story 100,000-sq.-ft. storage facility that has replaced the boarded-up Shell Food Mart just west of the corner of Richmond and Woodhead — itself a makeover of the 24-hour Richwood Market, known back in the day as Freaky Foods (affectionately or not). The 4-story building started going up next to King Cole Liquor some time after the nearby trees got cleared out about a year ago (with the city’s OK, Annise Parker said at the time).
Big Tex has since widened the sidewalks and added some new baby trees in a series of landscaped rectangles along Richmond; the company’s press release also says there’s gonna be an Art Wall.
- Big Tex Storage Montrose Opens in Houston [PRWeb]
- Previously on Swamplot: Mayor Parker Clears Up Richmond Ave Shell Station Self Storage Tree Removal Mystery; The Old Freaky Foods on Richmond Ave Is Boarded Up and Looking Forlorn
Photos: Big Tex Storage via Urbannizer (panoramic of Big Tex at 1810 Richmond Ave.), Swamplot inbox (2014 shot of 1810 Richmond Ave.)
hooray for more storage units….
Big Tex is a popular dude.
New “Big Tex” apartments in Southtown San Antonio debuted this week…https://therivardreport.com/big-tex-officially-opens-in-southtown/
I think I’ve been living here too long. That almost looks like interesting architecture.
What, no mattress store?
Why don’t we just have a huge city-wide garage sale to unload everyone’s superfluous junk? Would negate the need for these hulking storage boxes.
When a freaking self storage joint is an improvement, you know the intersection needs help.