- 1950s Heights Building Developed for Southwestern Bell Being Turned into High-End Residential Property ‘Bell Heights’ [Houston Chronicle ($); previously on Swamplot]
- Whole Foods Opening Champions Store at 10133 Louetta Rd. on June 25 [Prime Property; previously on Swamplot]
- Former Bocados Owners Open Red Ox Bar & Grill in Northside [Culturemap; previously on Swamplot]
- Progress Report for the New Jonathan’s the Rub Opening Near the Memorial City Mall This Fall [Eater Houston]
- Teala’s Mexican Restaurant on West Dallas Says It’s Lost Business Because of Sovereign at Regent Square Construction [KHOU]
- What’s Happening with Upper Kirby, Where for Every New Restaurant That’s Opened, Another Has Closed? [Eating Our Words]
- Western Rim Investors Planning New 416-Unit Apartment Complex on 16 Acres It Just Bought in Seabrook [Prime Property]
- Oak Forest Opts Out of City Sidewalk Ordinance [The Leader]
- Massive $10.3M Drainage Project Underway in Texas City [Galveston County Daily News ($)]
- Sunday Streets Felt Like a Scene Out of a Zombie Movie [OffCite]
- Debbie Harry, David Bowie, Joey Ramone Among Faces Appearing in New Mural on Montrose Nightclub Numbers [The Texican]
Photo of I-45 at Allen Pwky.: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
Seems like the high rents at West Ave encouraged restaurateurs to swing for the fences with very ambitious concepts (and price points to match). With high rents and high build-out costs, there is very little room for error. The two restaurants to survive thus far are Eddie V’s (an already tested concept), and Pondicheri, a more accessible and reasonably priced alternative to the already successful Indika.
I’m glad Numbers is still kicking. I lost a plum mohair scarf there, has anyone found it?