A reader sends photos looking inside a gutted corner of the southern River Oaks Shopping Center building east of McDuffie St. Formerly home to California Pizza Kitchen, Evolve Fitness Studio, Birraporetti’s, and Sherlock’s Pub, it’s now slated for a 2-floor Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille. A TABC notice has been posted on the storefront since March:
Houston’s historic commission denied a proposal from the shopping center’s owner Weingarten Realty last June to make significant alterations to the building — including raising the floor and ceiling of its second level. The decision barred Weingarten from making the changes for 90 days, but left it free to proceed after then.
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Photos: Swamplox inbox (interior and TABC sign); Weingarten Realty (California Pizza Kitchen)