Here’s a glance at how the now-redone North Shepherd strip center that used to house the Texas Cafeteria is looking this week, about a month before the second-ever location of sandwich joint Krisp Chicken & Batter opens up on the building’s south end. A raised bit of concrete slab seen on the near side of the building in the photo above will form the foundation of a planned dining patio. According to the building’s leasing flyer, a 1,825-sq.-ft. space in the building is still available for lease adjacent to Krisp; the rest of the building will become a Verizon store.
The center at 2400 N. Shepherd Dr. is immediately north of the former Fiesta lot where H-E-B plans to start construction on a new Heights market late this summer.
According to Culturemap’s Eric Sandler, the owners of Krisp are already planning to open additional locations in Memorial, Bellaire, and Downtown in the next few years — and possibly Pearland and Cinco Ranch after that.
- New restaurant specializing in crispy chicken sandwiches spreads its wings to the Heights [Culturemap]
- New “Heights” Shepherd Dr. Center for Lease [Davis Commercial]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Newest New N. Shepherd Face of the Old Texas Cafeteria; A Chicken Check-In, Down By the Newest Old Key Maps Store; Stripped-Down Texas Cafeteria Now Getting Covered Back Up on N. Shepherd Dr.
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