Where a New Shake Shack Might Be Headed Downtown, Down the Block from Finn Hall

A building permit filed yesterday for renovations to the former Brown Bag Deli at 702 Main St. has this familiar name on it: Shake Shack. The photo at top of the storefront’s north side along Capitol St. show its windows completely whited-out to prevent passers-by from getting too curious about what’s going on inside. On Main St., Brown Bag Deli’s December 21 closure notice remains stuck to the front door.

The storefront takes up the northeast corner of the 10-story Great Jones Building and is right next door to the WeWork that arrived in the structure last year. At the opposite, south end of the block, the adjacent Chase Building (formerly known as the Gulf Building) became home last month to Houston’s newest food hall Finn Hall.

Photos: Swamplot inbox

Main and Capitol

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  • The developer of that project stated he loved getting WeWork in his projects because they attract top notch national tenants. Appears he was correct!

  • Wasn’t there a 5 Guys Burgers right next door to this place that lasted about 6 months?

  • Burger Guys was next door, then Bombay Cafe or something. Before that is was a place called Korma Sutra and Bollywood Bar