The Bacco folks appear to be moving right along with the makeover of that little freestanding Shriner’s Hospital clothing donation center building along Brays Bayou northwest of Stella Link Rd., a few readers note. The donation center signage (shown in the second photo) has now been fully swapped out for the wine bar’s logo and entryway stylings, and the bar says it’ll be working on an outdoor deck soon, now that internal rearrangements have mostly wrapped up. The new look has so far maintained the stone skin that the building picked up around 2013, before the then-empty retail shell picked up senior care consultant Care Locators as a tenant; before that, the Pilgrim Cleaners had opted for a more flat color scheme (shown below in an old listing photo without much in the way of windows, either):
Prior to the building’s dry cleaning episode, the structure was a bank; the small brown panel seen below, to the right of the structure’s Stella Link-facing sidedoor, is covering what was once a 24-hour drop box:
And before that, the structure housed a flavor or 2 of diner — which means that the current restaurant conversion brings the space’s use back nearly full circle.
- Previously on Swamplot: Sixties Ex-Dry Cleaning Spot To Be Made Over as a Brays-Side Wine Bar
Photos: Lauren Meyers (first and second); Brian (fourth and fifth); LoopNet (historical listing photo)