Swamplot’s elevated tipster with an eye on the Westheimer Rd. scene — just east of the Montrose Blvd. Smoothie King — sends some update shots this morning of the ongoing construction of a planned Ruggles-replacing restaurant-retail combo, half of which looks slated for fill-in by a Velvet Taco branch. The Dallas chain will take over a 1-and-a-half story piece of the center, next to the areas highlighted in orange above; Edge Realty is currently leasing the rest of the space in the center, which will attempt to hide some of its parking from prying sidewalk eyes:
- Montrose Shopping Center [Edge Realty]
- Previously on Swamplot: A Trim and a Retail Shell for Westheimer’s Rugged Ruggles Grill Lots; Last Course at Ruggles Grill on Westheimer; Daily Demolition Report: Snatching Victory; Daily Demolition Report: Goode Riddance; The Restaurant Replacing Ruggles Grill on Westheimer; Ruggles Grill on Westheimer: Gloria’s Got Your Number
Photos: Swamplot inbox
Grill Gone Gray
Dallas invading Houston with it’s bland “designer tacos” made for yuppies. Right across from Austin’s Uchi where the wait staff tells you what you’re suppose to taste as you eat. I remember when you could get a blowjob for $20 in this neighborhood. This is sad.
I think that’s east, not west.
^^^Comnent of the day!!!!
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MW mad me spit out my iced tea!
Shady..I think MW would want you swallow upon that comment! Haha!!!!
I don’t get people being so xenophobic about other city’s restaurant chains. If you can’t enjoy Uchi you can’t enjoy life. Velvet isn’t the best thing ever, nor is it at all authentic, but they have creative food that’s worth eating. Guess I’m just a yuppie sympathizer.