Thursday, January 31, 2013
5/1/2014 UPDATE: Burger Guys on Main CLOSED - Space posed FOR LEASE
Houston Downtown - road construction work ongoing everywhere. Undaunted, Burger Guys recently opened a new store on Main Street at the Great Jones Building. Photo of new store with light-rail related construction work underway in front.
OLD PICS BELOW:
|Burger Guys on Main Street - Light Rail (July 2013 photo)|
|New Burger Guys store on Main Street Corridor|
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
From food truck to historic brick and mortar: The Eatsie Boys have set up shop in the locale next to Montrose Public Library's "ivory tower", which used to be the clock tower of the Central Church of Christ. The church was converted to an institution for the propagation of the words of men rather than the word of God. The retail space across the breezeway was formerly occupied by Kraftsmen bakery. The vine-covered building, located on the West side of Montrose Blvd next to the University of St. Thomas, also hosts The Churchill Room and The Black Labrador, a bar and live entertainment venue. In addition to the picturesque courtyard patio framed by vertical greenery, the vintage property features an open-air chessboard with chess pieces of human proportions in front of The Black Labrador.
|No more: former Kraftsmen's Bakery next to Library on Montrose|
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Historic preservation inside the Loop when it's working: The re-purposed Alabama Theater with the new Trader Joe's signage. The iconic former theater faced the prospect of demolition after Bookstop moved out. Not to mention that Trader Joe's product packaging, advertising, branding and marketing style, with all its evocations of times past (like the Spaghetti Warehouse in its historic venue downtown) make for a good match.
|Trder Joe's after moving into West Alabama Theatre (signage at dusk)|
|West Alabama Theater in its re-found nocturnal glory|
Monday, January 28, 2013
Pistolero's, a Tequila-Taqueria concept, succeeds Nabi.
Nice image of Mexican pistol man on new signage for tequila joint, but the yellow paintjob on the building when it was NABI accented its unusual shape much better than the new one. That said, the cacti and other succulents on the curb add a nice South-of-the-border touch.
|New Pistoleros cantina on Lower Westheimer with cacti lining the parking lot|
(Pistoleros pics added 7/9/2013)
|Remodeling work at restaurant property 517 Westheimer Rd Houston TX 77006|
Something is cooking at the NABI restaurant location, but what?
|1517 Westheimer Rd. Restaurant property location (1/24/2013 photo)|
|NABI's look before make-over (Sep 2012 photo)|
Sunday, January 27, 2013
5/23/2013 UPDATE: Pepper Jack has closed. El Gran Malo reported to be moving into the two-floor restaurant space in historic district on corner of Travis and Prairie.
|Pepper Jack's serving Tex-Mex and Margaritas in former Cabo location|