Right across Kuester St. from where that paving prep looks to be going on this month, some building permits have been issued recently for a new honky tonk and bar listed as Goodnight Charlie’s. A couple of readers noted that the long-empty triangle of partially grazeable land behind Buffalo Exchange also sports the TABC notice signage above, and the space looks to be owned by the same legal entity that owns the jilted corner lot. The fenced-in land sits at the trailing end of Kuester, which blends into Missouri St. and the back edge of the parking lot of Mexican seafood-themed bar La Grange (which took over the 2-story building formerly occupied by gay bar EJ’s on Ralph St., behind the Westheimer-facing Central Houston Animal Hospital).
Here’s a wider shot of the permitted honky tonk site; that’s the back of the Community Endowment Foundation’s Swelha House visible just to the right of all those early-2010’s townhomes:
- Previously on Swamplot: Expectations Lower for Long-Vacant Westheimer Lot; An Extremely Temporary Restaurant Going Up Now on Lower Westheimer Will Be Open for One Night Only; The Empty Lot on Westheimer Where the Edmont Will Land; Daily Demolition Report: Stuck in the Mud; 1634 Westheimer: New Bunkhouse Hotel in Montrose
Photos: Jake Mase