A pile of dirt is heaped up at the northeast corner of N. Braeswood Blvd and the West Loop feeder road this afternoon, next to a sign announcing the upcoming arrival of a Starbucks to the site. The lot held a Citgo station before demolition in mid-2013; a reader notes that construction crews have been poking around at the site for at least the past 3 weeks.
The blocky facade of the Halstead apartment complex can been seen in the background of the above snapshot — down the street to the east, the Halstead and next-door Meritage complex are slowly being joined by a midrise residential development going up at the corner of N. Braeswood and Frankway. East of that is a Proguard Storage facility and the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The Starbucks will fall into place across the West Loop from the on-its-own Starbucks on Beechnut in Meyerland Plaza, and the inside-of-Target Starbucks on the other side of the same center; another one is nestled into the Randall’s at W. Belfort, across 610 to the South.
Photo: Mike McGuff via Swamplot inbox