As heralded by strange sensations earlier this month, crews have begun transforming the former Montrose Mining Company into Houston’s second Postino Wine Bar by stripping the covered patio shown above from the building’s east side. So far, the rest of its gray brick exterior remains unchanged, except a portion of the facade on Grant St. that’s recently gone yellow as part of the redo:
Just off camera to the right is Baba Yega Cafe — the owner of which bought the former gay bar last December before leasing it out to the Arizona-based chain that’s now moving into it.
Back on the building’s east side, representatives of 1800-TOILETS are on site today as well — presumably to get its some of its long-unused plumbing back in working order:
- Previously on Swamplot: Postino Wine Bar Is Getting All Tingly Again About Opening a New Location in an Old Building; New Owner of Baba Yega Buys Neighboring Montrose Mining Company Building
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