A half-decade after the demolition of its on-site predecessors, the retail building replacing the former Ruggles Grill at 903 Westheimer Rd. just east of Montrose Blvd. is almost complete. Going inside the new 6,536-sq.-ft. structure across from Uchi: a couple of Dallas imports.
On the right, on the side closer to the Smoothie King drive-thru, will go the first out-of-Dallas location of the East Hampton Sandwich Company chain. On the left, next to the side parking lot and the Woman’s Home’s Cottage Shop, will be the second Houston location of Velvet Taco. Sandwiched between them is a 1,120-sq.-ft. space that appears to be still available, according to leasing documents — perhaps for a third wheat-wrapped-lunch spot of north Texas origin.
A 57-spot parking lot wraps around and in back of the building:
Velvet Taco will have a 900-sq.-ft. dining patio upstairs; the rest of the building is single-story.
- Westheimer and Montrose [Edge Realty Partners]
- 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
Photo: Brie Kelman. Rendering and site plan: Edge Realty Partners