Got a question about something going on in your neighborhood youâ€™d like Swamplot to answer? Sorry, we canâ€™t help you. But if you ask real nice and include a photo or 2 with your request, maybe the Swamplot Street Sleuths can! Who are they? Other readers, just like you, ready to demonstrate their mad skillz in hunting down stuff like this:
Answers to your questions:
- Downtown: Flagspotters pinpointed the not-so-wavy Lone Star banner pictured above on the parking-lot side of the small office building at 1515 Rusk St. between La Branch and Crawford, directly behind the new Hess Tower parking garage. Yes, it’s even visible on Google Street View, reader Brian points out.
- Cottage Grove: What’s that freshly built structure at 1500 Shepherd Dr. on the corner of Maxie, right across from the shuttered Shuck Daddy’s (which is slated to become another Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant)? According to marketing director Heather McKeon, Bullritos Management is â€œfinalizing the details with the franchiseeâ€ to bring the 12th area (and first freestanding) version of that burrito-and-margarita chain to that location. The 2,500 sq.-ft. Bullritos is expected to open in February or March of next year. Here’s a view:
- First Ward: That warehouse building under renovation at 1824 Spring St. will soon become a â€œsister studioâ€ of Winter Street Studios, and will go by the name of . . . wait for it . . . Spring Street Studios, according to Susan Butos of that development. The 75,000 sq.-ft. former warehouse will house 80 artist studios for lease and will be ready in late fall or the beginning of December. If there’s any juicy backstory to the arrival of the retired Studewood St. mosaic streetname tiles now living out their golden years in the warehouse parking lot, we’ll leave digging it up as an exercise for the reader.
Weâ€™ll post more reader questions Tuesday. Send us what youâ€™ve got before then!