Kroger-Adjacent Bayou City Cycles Shop Getting Galler-Ized

The art venue formerly known as galleryHOMELAND has selected Bayou City Cycles‘ old shop at 1303 Cullen Blvd. for its new exhibition space, headquarters, and — as shown in the rendering above — curbside landscaping. The 6-year lease it’s taking across from Kroger should allow it to make a new name for itself as Space HL, a rebranding that Glasstire‘s Brandon Zech explains is supposed to call attention to the organization’s new focus on stuff besides art, like lectures, experimental performances, and other programs. About 1,000 sq.-ft. of the building will be for exhibitions, reports Zech, but don’t discount the backyard — which could host outdoor events, or you never know, he writes, maybe even “built-out shipping container projects spaces.”

That’d be a new one. The gallery’s last location across in the industrial row across Commerce St. from Tout Suite was a shared parking lot. It’d flirted with relocating from there to a quarter portion of the Imperial Linen & Cleaners building on Harrisburg Blvd. that’s slated to get redone as something retail- and restaurant-ready but changed its mind when the building took on Harvey damage, writes Zech.

What’ll become of the paint-job Bayou City gave its building when it took over from El Miramar Bar in 2016?


Depends on how Space HL feels about murals. The bike shop left the building a few months ago for a Leeland St. storefront 2 blocks east of I-45 that used to house the American Balloon and Novelty Co.

Photos: galleryHOMELAND (Space HL); Bayou City Cycles (building and mural); El Miramar Bar (bar)

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3 Comment

  • Would love if this gallery also served coffee…just saying I need an am coffee spot that is not far

  • @Woodleigh Living
    Bohemeo’s and Coral Sword are both nearby.

  • and the nook is across the freeway at UH, and ahh coffee near the soccer stadium.
    yeah, one of those old gas stations at that intersection could probably work as a coffee shop, but the area isn’t hurting for coffee, it’s just not overwhelmed with options like montrose.