Making way for new happenings in the old chapel and mortuary, Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home has departed from its longtime space at 6700 Ferris St. and moved into the younger, broader building at 4525 Bissonnet St. formerly housing Levy Funeral Directors. (Levy, for its part, has scooted over to nextdoor 4539 Bissonnet, the brick 4-plex just east of Candy’s Nails.) Earthman’s empty space was sold in October to United Equities, and Ralph Bivins reports this week that the slope-roofed mid-1950s building will be put back to use by 2 new tenants: yoga and fitness chain Define Body & Mind and a zip-code-enthused restaurant going by 401. The Define folks have already marked their territory on the Ferris side of the building, atop the ghost of Earthman’s scripty logo:
- 60-Year-Old Earthman Funeral Home in Bellaire Sold for Redevelopment [Realty News Report]
Photos: Ralph Bivins (with permission)
For silverware, will they provide steak knives, or scalpels? I’d put a squeamish emoji here if I could.
Chris Rock’s comedy routine of ‘Grand Opening!, Grand Closing!’ comes to mind.
That part of Bissonnet should be called death row.
Looking forward to Define Bellaire’s opening! With that, the new restaurant and H.E.B.’s new grocery store a couple of blocks away it looks like this area might see more development.