A clearer picture is emerging of Ancorian’s East Village development, headed for 2 blocks along St. Emmanuel St. in East Downtown between Lamar and Polk Sts. A Houston branch of the Swedish Our/Vodka distillery project plans to move in at the corner of Lamar and Hutchins St.; a block of office space in the complex has been claimed by Three Square Design Group, whose past work includes projects for Buffalo Bayou, Fort Bend, and Karbach breweries. On Polk St. at the other end of the development, The Secret Group’s not-so-secret comedy club has been under renovation for some time.
Investor-geared materials on the development also name Dallas’s Truck Yard as a planned occupant — the food-truck friendly beer and cocktail bar currently sells drinks out of an open-air building, an Airstream trailer, and a treehouse at its existing location up north.
Meanwhile, renderings have been released of the Chapman & Kirby gastropub, headed for the warehouse at the corner of Lamar at St. Emanuel St. The building was occupied until the start of this year by Asian-American restaurant supplier Kitchen Depot (which has moved out to a location on Harwin Dr. at S. Gessner Dr. near Beltway 8); the East Downtown space will be renovated and made over per designs by Māk Studio.
The front of the building is depicted with nearly a dozen new windows or entryways:
The design also opens the restaurant’s space into the shared courtyard planned for the block:
- Gastropub signs on at new EaDo mixed-use project [HBJ]
- Chapman & Kirby [NextSeed]
- Previously on Swamplot: Houston’s Own ‘East Village’ Planned Next to 8th Wonder Brewery in East Downtown; Catching Up on the Simpsons-Themed Antics Outside of The Secret Group on Polk St.
Renderings: māk studio