The old Vargo’s Restaurant, a lakeside steak house and wedding venue nestled between Piney Point Village and the Westheimer strip for 47 years, was torn down in May of 2013. Its replacement at 2411 Fondren Rd., a 5-story apartment complex, keeps the name (minus the apostrophe) and the lake, and maybe a peacock or 2 by the pool for photo ops. After 17 months of construction, Vargos on the Lake is ready for a grand opening shindig next Thursday followed by open houses the next couple of days.
Here’s a site plan of the revamped grounds, showing how the 276-unit apartment building (of 1- and 2- bedroom units) and 13 townhomes (all 3-bedrooms) have been arrayed around the lake:
- The New Vargos [Vargos on the Lake]
- Previously on Swamplot: No Longer So Possessive: The Vargos Apartments Replacing Vargo’s Restaurant; Replacing Vargo’s Restaurant with Vargo’s Apartments; The Messy End of Vargo’s Restaurant
Photos and site plan: Vargos on the Lake