Here’s a look at Houston’s upcoming second location of the New Orleans-based PJ’s Coffee chain. The banner is up and workers are inside the new mini-strip mall at the Cottage Grove corner of Larkin St. and Durham Dr., just south of Yuppie Dog pet care, and just north of a taco truck-friendly parking lot and a Wendy’s, and just across the Katy Fwy. from looming competition in the form of a strip-mall Starbucks.
According to their company website, PJ’s only other local outlet is in the Galleria area’s Royal Sonesta Hotel, where a proprietary brew has been the house brand for just over a year. The company was founded 36 years ago in New Orleans by Phyllis Jordan and as of 2013 had more than 60 locations in and around the Crescent City.