The new home of a new San Jacinto Stone is being set up here, behind the begonias and bamboo shoots at Wholesale Gardens in Bellaire. The stoneyard, dating to 1947, closed at 195 Yale St. at the end of last month when longtime owners Sarah and Don Hunt sold the 8-acre property near the Washington Heights Walmart to a commercial developer. Greg Thompson, owner of the landscape architecture firm Thompson + Hanson that runs Wholesale Gardens, says that the Hunts agreed to sell the San Jacinto Stone name — and the remaining inventory, too, after that February fire sale.
San Jacinto Stone will now be at the very rear of the Wholesale Gardens property at 1400 Anderson St., near Westpark on the south side of the Southwest Fwy. The Wholesale Gardens property backs up to an empty lot that’s across South Rice Ave. from the Sam’s Club.
The Hunts are now retired, says Thompson, but they will be helping as go-betweens with the old San Jacinto Stone’s vendors and quarries. Thompson adds that he expects to open by June.
- We are moving to a new location! [San Jacinto Stone]
- Landscape Architecture [Thompson + Hanson]
- Previously on Swamplot: The End Approaches for the San Jacinto Stone Age, Shops Replacing San Jacinto Stone, Just North of the South-of-the-Heights Walmart
Photos: Swamplot inbox (signs); Allyn West (others)