Turns out this “mysterious construction” going up on the corner of Technology Forest Blvd. and Research Forest Dr. in The Woodlands isn’t meant to house some company’s secret R&D project — instead, it’ll house investigations of a more familiar technology. No name has been announced, but the operator of 2 Sakekawa Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bars (there’s another one Indian Springs Village already) bought the 1.21-acre pad site last year. These photos came from a Swamplot reader who was curious about the unidentified project — but then answered her own question by uncovering the secret sushi plot for us:
- New Japanese Restaurant Coming to The Woodlands [Hallaron Media]
- Multi-Use Retail Development on Research Forest Drive [J. Beard Company]
Photos: Swamplot inbox. Rendering: J. Beard Company
Pretty sure that the development is already built. If you look at the J. Beard flyer you will notice it talks about estimated completion in 2008.
Then look at the site plan and compare it to this google map: http://g.co/maps/ywhnk
There is already a medical office building facing Technology Forest Blvd and an adjacent shopping center facing Research Forest… Just like the plan.
It seems that maybe it was the final pad site that was sold but that is just speculation. Swamplot might have just broken a 4-year old story.
@Brandon: Ha! Thanks for catching our big ol’ error. Only the restaurant, it turns out, is new. We’ve removed the other parts of the story.
All those retired strippers now Woodlands soccer moms gotta eat someplace.