Update: Despite Swamplot’s earlier report, The Ginger Man’s Rice Village building is not up for lease, says a Braun Enterprises representative. The W. Gray location will be an expansion for The Ginger Man.
A flyer now being passed around by Braun Enterprises shows The Ginger Man’s 1,907-sq.-ft. house and outdoor furnishings in Rice Village up for lease ahead of its planned relocation expansion to a vacant Fourth Ward building. An entity connected to Braun bought the tap house at 5607 Morningside Dr. last December.
Renovations are now underway on a soon-to-be new location of The Ginger Man at the crossroads of W. Gray and Webster — in the building where the Junction Bar & Grill shuttered last year. When it opens, the expansion will be the 7th Ginger Man in Texas. 4 exist in and around Dallas and Fort Worth, and one is located in Austin. The chain also claims a more tenuous connection to a group of restaurants on the East Coast.
The photo below shows the Fourth Ward building with a new green paint job:
Before 2010, the drinking place at 160 W. Gray went by the name The Wet Spot.
A view from the parking lot on the east side of the building shows its upper-level deck in front of the Dolce Midtown apartments — now in its 48th month of construction:
An entity connected to Braun Enterprises bought The Ginger Man’s current tap house at 5607 Morningside Dr. in Rice Village last December.
- Previously on Swamplot: Is the Ginger Man Poised To Take Over the W. Gray Junction’s Junction?