Neighbors and passers-by have been curious about the renovations taking place at the strip center at the corner of Lower Westheimer and Helena St., where the Hollywood Food & Cigars #3 convenience store at 202 Westheimer Rd. — and its neighbor Tejas Boots — kicked off a couple years ago. The building, once home to Baby Giant #2, has recently been painted a bright white; its sign has been denuded, and sidewalk reconstruction work is underway:
Now a source has sent Swamplot evidence indicating that the property’s future tenant is none other than Mattress Pro, the also-brand owned by mattress giant Mattress Firm. If this is correct, this new Mattress Pro would take up residence a mere half-mile east of the newest Mattress Pro, which recently opened adjacent to a new Mattress Firm at the corner of Westheimer and Montrose Blvd., in a strip-center spot formerly occupied by Blockbuster Video. Whether Mattress Firm and Mattress Pro plan to move in next to each other in the 202-208 Westheimer location as well is unclear.
- Previously on Swamplot: One of Houston’s Keenest-Witted Local Explorers Once Rated Houston’s Top Convenience Stores. Here’s What Became of Them; A Change Afoot at Old Tejas Boots Home on Westheimer; Westheimer Bootmakers To Reopen Shop a Few Blocks West on Westheimer
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