East Downtown’s East Village To Get Even More Liquored Up

East Village leasing and renderings

The latest sketchup of the site plan for Ancorian’s East Village project in East Downtown shows what may be a second distillery nestled into the 2 blocks of warehouses now in various states of conversion between Polk and Lamar streets along St. Emanuel and Hutchins. Meanwhile, a group of rum distillers going by the name Revolution Rum has laid claim to an address next to the development (in a warehouse just north of 8th Wonder Brewery’s, across Hutchins from the planned Houston location of chain craft vodka distillery Our/Vodka). It’s not clear whether the spot marked on the leasing flier is a separate project, or if one of the 2 potential liquor operations might have a satellite storefront in the complex, facing St. Emanuel St.

Other additions to the siteplan include the name of Agricole Hospitality, now on the map at the corner of Dallas and St. Emanuel (and embellished with the logos for the group’s existing Heights trifecta of Revival Market, Coltivare, and Eight Row Flint). Fort Worth-rooted beer and burger joint Rodeo Goat and Dallas-based trailer-bar Truck Yard have territories staked out as well, next to a thin slice of retail space labeled Poku. The architects at māk have also released another few renderings up of design ideas for various parts of the 2 block complex, including a shiny restaurant mockup depicted along Polk St. near the now-silver-skinned Secret Group comedy club:


East Village leasing and renderings

Here’s a closeup of spaces shown as available for lease in the flier:

East Village leasing and renderings

Some of the labeled spots were previously staked out for office and AirBnB use, in older versions of the plan:

Proposed East Village Development, Polk and Lamar at St. Emmanuel and Hutchins Sts., East Downtown, Houston, 77002

Images: Ancorian (leasing fliers); mak studio architecture (rendering)

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2 Comment

  • That place looks like it could end up as a serious catalyst for the region. You have a few well established and highly respected brands planning to set up shop there, which is a really good sign. That said, there has been so much vapor-development going on over there it’s hard to tell what’s really something that could hit. This one…seems more realistic than Ivy Lofts. On the other hand I’ve seen Marvel Movies that seemed more realistic than Ivy Lofts.
    I have high hopes for this development. I also have high hopes for the next Marvel Movie.

  • “Rodeo Goat”? SMH