Where the ‘Ritas Meet the Road in Oak Forest

5405 T.C. Jester Blvd., Oak Forest, Houston, 770

5405 T.C. Jester Blvd., Oak Forest, Houston, 770A strip-mall enthusiast cruising the northern edge of Oak Forest this week sends a few shots from a stop through the 5405 T.C. Jester Center just south of Tidwell Rd. The center, located east across Cole Creek from the Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant, is home to Frio To Go, part of Houston’s budding tape-the-top frozen cocktail drive-thru scene. The daquiri store has been operating since 2014 under its traffic signal sigil; the shop’s placement also provides a handy opportunity for situational testing for the over-21 students of Prime Time Driving School, located a few doors down:


5405 T.C. Jester Blvd., Oak Forest, Houston, 770

The driving school set up in 2015 in the suite formerly occupied by H&H Liquor. The drive-thru bar, for its part, was last used as a drive-thru dry cleaners — with a presumably-not-drive-thru ice house attached:

Former Cleaners and Ice House at 5405 T.C. Jester Blvd., Oak Forest, Houston, 77091

Photos: Swamplot inbox (top 3), Jay’s Bayou City Custom Cleaners (last)

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3 Comment

  • They should not even be able to call them margaritas or daiquiris since they’re made with wine instead of tequila/rum.

  • What, no Dry Cleaners? They have the Donuts, and Nail shops covered… all they need is a Dry Cleaner, and Mexican restaurant to complete the standard suburb strip center.

  • I would love to have a Max’s Wine Dive in the neighborhood!