Mashing of Bellaire’s Black-Eyed Pea Leaves Room for 4-Story Storage

4211 Bellaire Blvd., Southside Place, TX, 77025

Black Eyed Pea, 4211 Bellaire Blvd., HoustonBankruptcy and, today, demolition — so ends the journey for the Black-eyed Pea at 4211 Bellaire Blvd. Swirling rumors and previously filed variance requests suggested that apartments would go up on the site, and an actual design for a multifamily midrise was even floating around as early as last year — but the property changed hands again in the fall, as a reader noted.  The new plan for the site, evidently part of Dallas-based serial apartment developer Ojala Holdings’s bid to cash in on the Texas big-box storage market, looks to be a 4-story storage facility. And permitting reviews look to have started in the fall, not long after Ojala’s Uncle-Bob’s-turned-Life Storage got wrapped up across from the no-longer-listed-for-lease Wabash Feed Store:


5700 Washington Ave., Washington Ave, Houston, 77007

The demo site is buffered from the former home of Palace Lanes, which also closed under a financial cloud last year; Moeller’s Bakery and Uzi’s Autohaus serve as a buffer between the 2 properties:

4211 Bellaire Blvd., Southside Place, TX, 77025

Photos: Swamplot inbox (4211 Bellaire Blvd.), Life Storage (5700 Washington Ave.)

Clean Plat in Southside Place

4 Comment

  • Another one bites the dust: Black Eyed-Pea and Palace Lanes. Here’s a flashback: I the movie ‘Deer Hunter ‘ at the then Bellaire Theatre where Whole Foods on Bellaire Blvd. @ Weslayan is now located. Live long enough and lots of cultural touch stones are replaced.

  • Good place for comfort food. I still have adipocytes induced by one of their chicken-fried steaks many years ago.

  • Really?! Storage?? Another one?! We need some quality businesses there, like a cute family restaurant. Please please reconsider !

  • What a dumb move. More self storage I bet it goes out of business in a year! Whoever is the developer is an idiot!