A Swamplot reader sends a photo (top) of the trees that appear to have grown up outside the former McGowen Cleaners real fast since plant life was first added to the bed (above) earlier this year. That’s because the crew now converting the place into a restaurant called Vibrant tore out the bushier trees just over a week ago and replaced them with a row of taller new cedars.
The swap-out left the bed short on plant life last Wednesday and Thursday:
Then a few days later, the replacements sprung up. They’re pictured below to the right along Fairview St.:
For all the greenery depicted, an earlier rendering of the planned renovations from architecture firm Lake Flato cuts off the portion of the landscape that underwent the change:
But all that lushness suggests gardeners have more planting to do before the job is done.
- Previously on Swamplot: Former McGowen Cleaners Now Looks More Vibrant as Restaurant Redo Takes Shape; Alterations Begin on McGowen Cleaners, Soon To Be Vibrant; McGowen Cleaners For Sale on Fairview Near Restaurant-Slated Former Te House of Tea; Lake Flato Restaurant Redo To Take a Bite Out of Fairview’s Former McGowen Cleaners; Newly Sold McGowen Cleaners Building Getting Liquored Up on Fairview St.