A reader traces the provenance of some of the store and restaurant names prominently featured in some newly released renderings meant to show off the assorted new strip-center spaces Moody Rambin Retail hopes to fill near the new Walmart off Yale at Koehler St. in the West End. And finds a few not-so-fake names mixed in with the fake ones:
“Keohler Coffee” is obviously fake, or just bad spelling. But, there is actually a “La Gra Italian Tapas” in St. Louis MO (of all places). I wonder whether they are coming to Houston? And there is a “Nono’s Bistro” on the rendering which has a logo that looks just like the logo for Nino’s Bistro in Harrisburg, PA. The most mysterious of the mystery tenants might be “Krakatoa Seafood and Game”. The logo on the rendering is just like the logo on this logo designer‘s website. But, I cannot find a restaurant anywhere that resembles the logo.
Our eagle-eyed reader counts some nice vehicles in the parking lot, too: “Lexus, Porche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, Harley–or perhaps a Harley compatible, and a Saturn (probably the help getting some yogurt for the kids at Yogurt World).” Also in this latest version of the Washington Heights District website: fewer references to the development’s anchor tenant, just across the parking lot:
- Our Vision [Washington Heights District]
- Previously on Swamplot: The New Strip Centers Coming to Heights Blvd. and Other Details of the Washington Heights District West End Walmart Plan, Purty Drawings of the New West End Walmart
Images: The Ainbinder Company