The revised word from H-E-B on a construction start date for the 2-story store planned at N. Shepherd Dr. and 23rd St. was August 25th, as of late last month. Until then, some of that empty space is being put to use by a small bonsai tree sales operation, a reader in the neighborhood reports. And in case anyone else in the area is looking for a place to crash briefly, a small pile of mattresses has appeared near the dumpster at the back end of the lot.
The footprint of the departed Fiesta building, meanwhile, appears to have let itself go during the long period of unemployment. As of yesterday the previously cleared spot was sporting a shaggy new look, accessorized with at least one snappy yellow tag noting the city’s disapproval of the new growth:
- Previously on Swamplot: H-E-B To Scoot Groundbreaking Back to End of Summer Break, Scoot Building Up Toward N. Shepherd; Shadowy Retail Block by Heights H-E-B Will Go Off the Grid, Hide Parking Behind and On Top; H-E-B’s Plan and Backup Plan for the Double Decker Heights Dry Zone Store
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I’m glad the city gave them a yellow tag violation. The lot has turned into a vast forest of weeds.
It’s been amazing to see how quickly this experiment in urban reflorestation has succeeded.
They better get on the ball, and start building that new HEB store in The Heights.
when you clear a place in the jungle, it isnt long before the jungle takes it back from you.
Low energy site.