What’s been going on with the transformation of the former Wendy’s at 1303 Westheimer Rd. into the first Houston location of Doc’s Bar & Grill? The Austin import had been aiming for a November opening — last year. Now the target date is late August — a full year after Swamplot’s original story on the venture. A publicist attributes the delay to “a city plan to widen Westheimer,” which triggered some sort of redesign.
Here’s how it’s supposed to look when it’s finished:
A 100-seat, dog-friendly patio will wrap parts of the building; the surrounding parking lot will have room for 41 cars. Inside, amid 20 big screens, the bar is promising decor that “will pay tribute to Houston and the neighborhood,” not the bar’s hometown.
Here are a couple more pics of the construction scene last week at the corner of Westheimer and Graustark, in front of the Tremont Tower:
- Doc’s Bar & Grill Houston [Facebook]
- Previously on Swamplot: Austin Bar Doc’s To Remedy Montrose Wendy’s Wreckage
Photos: Doc’s Bar and Grill. Renderings: Mark Odom Studio