Here’s a view from last week of the former Express Wheel & Tire kiosk in Oak Forest, in the midst of its transformation into a yet-to-be-identified coffee drive-thru along Ella Blvd. at W. 34th St., at the eastern end of the shopping center redo Revive Development is working on at that intersection’s southwest corner. Demo crews are removing the overhang connecting the front canopy to the small building behind it. Renderings of the finished development on the Revive website show the canopy is meant to remain — to shade a few prime parking spaces at the eastern end of the development:
The site plan, however, shows the canopy covering what appears to be a streetfront patio carved out of the greenery facing Ella (at right) in front of the new 500-sq.-ft. coffee shop:
Going into the expanding 25,000-sq.-ft. shopping center behind (so far): the Surfhouse, Pop & Pan, Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine, and BB’s Café.
- Three big tenants for Revive’s 34th Street development [The Leader]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Nextdoor Strip That Surfhouse and Houston Panini Might Scoot Into on W. 34th St.
Photo: Brie Kelman. Rendering and plan: Cisneros Design Studio/Re:Vive Development
This all looks great for Oak Forest and Garden Oaks! I lived there with my husband for six years and we had nothing. We moved to Towne Lake in Cypress where we have it all. However, I still miss parts of Oak Forest! It is a great neighborhood if you are keen on living close to Downtown Houston. I personally and just not an HISD fan so we moved.