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  1. 2105 Yale

    The only tenant I've heard so far for 2105 Yale is a dentist office.
  2. Redevelopment of SW corner of 34th and Ella

    From the Lack of Restaurant Diversity in the Heights thread: Singaporean restaurant Sing, from Houston Press' Cuc Lam and Lasco's Jerry Lasco is opening in the 34th Street Ella Retail Center, the Re:Vive development at 3323 Ella Boulevard. From Facebook: We’ve been chomping at the bit (literally) to announce this delicious news. We’ve recently secured SING, Inspired Tastes of Asia for the 34th & Ella development. Veteran restaurateur Jerry Lasco and journalist/chef Cuc Lam team on this Singapore-inspired NexGen Asian eatery.
  3. East Village at 1201 St. Emanuel

    A rendering of Sorek opening at East Village in EaDo March 2018. It's designed by Michael Hsu Office Of Architecture.
  4. East Village at 1201 St. Emanuel

    More on Sorek opening at East Village in EaDo March 2018: Jason Gourd, founder of the forthcoming Sorek Barbershop & Menswear, is on a mission to elevate men’s grooming and style in Houston. When his concept opens in EaDo early next year, it promises all the hallmarks of an old-fashioned, Prohibition-era barbershop–from classic haircuts to straight razor-shaves and beard grooming—held to a standard of service and quality that surpasses anything you can find in a modern shopping center. That’s not to say Sorek won’t have a few modern luxuries on tap: Gourd’s vision is a barbershop-menswear hybrid boutique, offering refined retail alongside traditional grooming services. Before or after a haircut, customers can browse a carefully curated array of apparel, jewelry, and accessories. The selection is headlined by bespoke suiting from renowned Texas clothier Soto & Co., who count Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson among its noteworthy clientele. Sorek’s ultimate goal? To become a one-stop shop for the stylish Houstonian. More here:
  5. Glass Wall Restaurant in the Heights

    More renderings of BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures at 933 Studewood. From the Facebook page of interior designers Studio Five:
  6. East Village at 1201 St. Emanuel

    Facebook pages to keep up with possible construction updates on the Agricole Hospitality concepts at East Village: Indianola Miss Carousel Vinny's
  7. Capitol Tower by Skanska, formerly Houston Club Building

    From Instagram yesterday:
  8. Lack of Restaurant Diversity In the Heights

    Former Houston Press restaurant reporter and critic Cuc Lam has a new gig, and it's the very industry she covered while at the alt-weekly. Lam is collaborating with longtime Houston restaurateur Jerry Lasco to open Sing, a casual, Singaporean-inspired restaurant opening in the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest neighborhood (lease negotiations are pending) in spring 2018. The restaurant also will feature dishes from China, Vietnam, Thailand, India and Malaysia.
  9. The Harp @ 1625 Richmond Ave

    Photo of The Harp at 1625 Richmond from the leasing brochure (archive link):
  10. The Harp @ 1625 Richmond Ave

    Braun Enterprises purchased the strip of Richmond in 2011 that included Lucky Burger, Selma Mexican (renovated to Texas Shrimp Shack last year, and closed a month or two ago (and they opened a short-lived bar too, right?)), and The Harp. There was a big uproar because everyone thought those businesses would close. Braun promised to work with those businesses to keep them open. Well, Lucky Burger closed shortly thereafter. Selma and The Harp hung in there for as long as they could. Here is the 2011 Houston Chronicle article announcing Braun Enterprises' purchase: A Braun Enterprises partnership has purchased a collection of buildings on a prime parcel in the Montrose area. The deal included three retail buildings and an office building totaling 12,630 square feet at 1601–1625 Richmond and 1643 Richmond. The retail buildings are fully leased to Lucky Burger, Orange Bar, Maria Selma's Mexican Restaurant and The Harp Irish Pub. The leases all expire in 2014. The buildings sit on 1.4 acres at Richmond and Mandell. Then another promising The Harp would be here for a long while in 2014... Things got a little crazy for The Harp‘s Declan Plunkett this week when reports about the closing of Lucky Burger led to speculation that property owner Braun Enterprises was finally ready to redevelop the more than 12,000 square feet parcel it purchased in 2011. That property includes The Harp and Maria Selma Restaurant, as well as Lucky Burger. “I was getting all these emails and texts,” Plunkett said, “I didn’t know what was up.” After the Harp’s owners figured it out, this went up on The Harp’s Facebook page Wednesday afternoon. Plunkett spoke with the Chronicle Thursday afternoon, looking to reassure longtime patrons that the 15-year-old Irish pub is — gleefully — still going strong. “We’ll be here for at least the next five years,” he said, adding that he and the owners of Maria Selma recently had renewed their leases.
  11. The Harp @ 1625 Richmond Ave

    This one really hurts. On Braun Enterprises' website (archive link), the 1625 Richmond Ave property, home to The Harp, is up for lease.
  12. Renderings of what some of the completed renovations of The Westin Oaks at Houston Galleria will look like. According to the hotel's website, the renovation is at 15% and expects to be finished April 2018. From Houston Chronicle: The Westin Galleria Houston's Pinnacle Suite is 2,045 square feet and features a luxurious bathroom featuring a rain shower, a dining and living area with two sectionals, a study and a wet bar. The suite's rate starts at $1,500 per night. There are some transformation photos on the website showing some of the renovation progress: And from Facebook: We're excited to announce a renovation of our Uptown hotel to make it an even better place to get back to your best self. Our guestrooms and suites are being refreshed with new furnishings that are designed to incorporate a modern aesthetic, yet still feel residential and comforting with features that include Double King Bed guestrooms.
  13. Here is the rendering of KHOU's satellite station at Avenida Houston in downtown Houston: From Avenida Houston's website: