Signs of the New Ethiopian Restaurant Rising in Upper Kirby a Few Days Ahead of Its Opening

The pile of signage lying on the grass in the photo above is on its way up over the front door of Ethiopian restaurant Blue Nile ahead of its planned opening on Saturday at 3030 Audley St., just off Westheimer. Blue Nile is expanding to Upper Kirby from its original location on Richmond between Gessner and Fondren, which opened in 1994. Luigi’s Cucina Italiana closed down in the gabled building last year after moving into it from Galveston in 2014.

The new restaurant’s signs are replacing Luigi’s old ones — now fully unlit and unmounted:


Photos: Yelp (Luigi’s Cucina Italiana); Swamplot inbox (signs and installation work)


2 Comment

  • I’ve eaten at the original Blue Nile on Richmond …. it’s an interesting dining experience (in a good way).

  • The interior of the building is really nice, and I like ethiopian food, especially if in a place where I can go comfortably at night. This may be one of those cursed locations, though…