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  1. An update on when we'll get another update about Post Houston ( or Post HTX or Post). According to Houston Business Journal, updated plans and renderings will be released next week. From Houston Business Journal today: Almost four years after purchasing downtown Houston’s former Barbara Jordan Post Office, Lovett Commercial is finally ready to unveil formal plans for it. The Houston-based developer has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for the project on June 27, according to a media alert. Formal plans and renderings will be released at that time, but the media alert confirms that the over 550,000-square-foot building will become a mixed-use development featuring "international cuisine, retail, art, music and innovation." Jason Long, a partner in the New York office of international architecture firm OMA, and Houston-based Powers Brown Architecture are working on the project, per the media alert. https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/06/18/long-anticipated-post-office-redevelopment-in.html
  2. Luminare with the jokes. When this site is sold, will the lease for bus service business be terminated? I can see this becoming a high-rise, either filled with offices, residential or both.
  3. Thanks! I must've typed in the square footage wrong or misread it. Either way, I was all the way wrong. I thought that space was sort of small for a cidery, bar and arcade because it was smaller than their facility in Dallas (and this one is supposed to be bigger). I forgot about the new Sawyer Yards expansion. Thank you. You are absolutely correct. Both Urban South and City Orchid will produce brews and they're in the center. Thanks @EaDolivin (like your username, by the way). The Houston site on Cidercade's main page wasn't up by the time I made the post. By the time I saw the new link with the rendering on it, I was trying to find out where it could be on Google Earth to no avail. As I was looking on the map, I saw your post with the location but got tied up with a work matter and couldn't post. I should have done a reverse image search because the image looked familiar, I couldn't place my finger on it. Thanks again for the assist and for finding the location. Welcome to HAIF! Mods, can you please move this post and the 8 above it (all are about 2339 Commerce) to the thread for 2339 Commerce below? https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/35475-commerce-street-2339-commerce-street/ Thanks! @Urbannizer @Triton @intencity77 @Subdude
  4. Updated tunnel level site plan of Understory at the Bank of America Tower at 800 Capitol in downtown Houston. One food stall and two retail have not been unannounced. A restaurant on the street level hasn't been announced. From an updated leasing brochure:
  5. Zoomed in site plan for The RO Phase 1 shows this: 4 retail (ground level) 2 restaurants with patios (ground level) 1 coffee shop + dessert shop with patio; 1,500 gross floor area (ground level) 1 icehouse with patio; 4,850 gross floor area (ground level) Ground level (direct link to full size image) Zoomed in second level site plan of Phase 2 shows: - a co-working space and boutique fitness center - a bar and lounge - 9 retail Second level site plan
  6. Website for The RO , the mixed use development in River Oaks. This is the site of the former Exxon Buffalo Speedway Campus at 3120 Buffalo Speedway in Houston. https://www.therohouston.com/
  7. Proposed Site Plan of future restaurants and retail. This is the proposed Bridge Market (possible name) replacing The Shops at Houston Center at 1200 McKinney St in downtown Houston. Brookfield Properties didn't announce this part of the project during their presser in January. This has been discussed in this thread (posts linked below). (direct link to full size & non-compressed image) The above site plans show the layout for the possibly named Bridge Market replacing The Shops at Houston Center at 1200 McKinney. This includes the proposed food hall , market , and beer garden or patio deck bar for the renovation of Houston Center. (direct link) Bridge Market consists of 49,500 SF and a 1,800 SF outdoor patio. The food hall and market includes a grocer section and a produce market (discussed briefly on page 3 of this thread), a main restaurant, several food stations or food stalls, a wine bar, and possibly two bars. The grocer section includes several aisles of shelves, an area dedicated to oils and cheeses, takeaway sections for groceries, seafood, salami, meats, and beverages. The site plan shows the following restaurant concepts for the food hall & market: - a pasta and pizza concept - a seafood concept - a crudo concept - a meat concept - a gastronomy concept - a pizza lab - a pasta restaurant - a dessert shop - an ice cream stall - a beverage stall - a mozzarella retail shop and lab - An Italian concept possibly named Cucina & Crudo Wine Bar - possibly named Piazza Main Bar - possibly named Bar Terra Main restaurant with wine room - possibly named Terra Restaurant Past posts about the possibly named Bridge Market are here and here. (this is no longer showing on BCV Architecture + Interiors' website, but the linked posts include an archive page)
  8. Proposed site plans for Houston Center Levels 1-4 ( includes 1 Houston Center , 2 Houston Center , 4 Houston Center, and Fullbright Tower)From the updated brochure materials posted above. Proposed Site Plan - West Section (direct link to full size & non-compressed image) Proposed Site Plan - East Section (direct link to full size & non-compressed image)
  9. Site plan for Houston Center Levels 1-4 ( includes 1 Houston Center , 2 Houston Center , 4 Houston Center, and Fullbright Tower) From the updated brochure materials posted above. Existing ground floor site plan Proposed ground floor site plan Proposed Site Plan - Level 2 (direct link to full size & non-compressed image) Proposed Site Plan Level 3 (direct link to full size & non-compressed image) Proposed Site Plan - Level 4 (direct link to full size & non-compressed image)
  10. Updated renderings (some posted from the Houston Chronicle article in January but are higher-res below) of The Shops at Houston Center in downtown Houston, 1200 McKinney St. This is the renovation project officially announced by Brookfield Property earlier this year. Previous renderings and more about in past posts in this thread here, here , here, here, here . McKinney St - Perspective View Central Plaza along McKinney St. Central Plaza at McKinney St. View of Central Plaza from Terrace 2 Houston Center entrance, McKinney & Fannin LyondellBasell Tower lobby LyondellBasell lobby co-working Houston Center Skydeck
  11. The updated brochure above and renderings shows upcoming renovations to the portion possibly called Bridge Market at 1200 McKinney St. That portion includes the 130,000 SF third level of The Shops at Houston Center’s existing food court and interior retail mall. Plans for Bridge Market proposed retail, food hall & market , beer garden or a patio deck bar. That wasn't reported when Brookfield Property made the announcement. But the renderings and brochure show that Bridge Market in downtown Houston is moving forward. Plans for Bridge Market may probably be announced in the fall or at the top of 2020.
  12. Renderings of the Houston Center at 909 Fannin in downtown from the brochure posted previously in the forum here, which were hotlinked from this Houston Chronicle article. They're also uploaded to the website for Houston Center here: http://houstoncenter.com/project/ (archive link) Additional renderings and layout from the brochure not posted in the forum (lo-res images because the brochure is a scanned document): Tenant Conferencing Room Overhead view of Sky deck, Terrace, and Central Plaza Proposed changes to 2 Houston Center and LyondellBasell Tower (direct link to full-sized, non-compressed image) Screenshots of additional renderings of 2 Houston Center from the video linked above: Sky Deck
  13. Mods @Urbannizer @Triton @intencity77 @Subdude , can you please merge this topic with the one about the same property that's in the Montrose forum? I have requested this three times already privately. This discussion is about what's going on with the property, which is of the same topic in the Montrose forum below: https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/4257-500-block-of-westheimer/
  14. Dallas cidery Bishop Cider Co. is opening a cider bar and arcade in Houston. I think it's going in the R.B. Everett Building at 3118 Harrisburg Boulevard in the East End. I don't know the ins and outs of the TABC and don't know if a brewery or brewpub and a cidery from two separate entities can operate under the same roof. Sigma Brewing Co. is located here too. I'm guessing Cidercade is opening here. Their announcement last week gave a location ballpark of EaDo ( East Downtown ), located down the street from both nearby stadiums and will be 18,000 SF. Running those parameters through Google, 3118 Harrisburg Blvd is the only place that seemed to match. There was an 18,000 SF space for lease that went off the market in late 2018. From Loopnet: https://www.loopnet.com/listing/3118-harrisburg-blvd-houston-tx/4017208/ (archive link) Historic RB Everett Building Property Type Industrial: Rentable Building Area 18,000 SF Property Sub-type Manufacturing Year Built 1941 Located in the heart of The Greater East End Management District. Access to the East End Rail. Minutes from CBD and close to Minute Maid Park and the Dynamo Stadium. This area is experiencing tremendous growth in both the residential and commercial real estate sector. (direct link to full sized image: https://i.imgur.com/27zwHpu.jpg ) Here is the Facebook announcement from Bishop Cidercade on Saturday: The rumors are true: Cidercade Houston Get ready Houston: a new Cidercade location is coming your way! Bishop Cidercade Houston will proudly offer 18,000* sq ft of arcade and bar fun, and 30 ciders + wines on draft. Located right down the street from BBVA Compass Stadium and Minute Maid Park in the EaDo District. *As a point of reference, the Dallas Cidercade is 6,500sf. Location will be opening later this year. To get updates on the progress, go to: http://cidercadehouston.com https://www.facebook.com/cidercade/photos/a.1420998174585594/2758480010837397
  15. No one posted photos of the completion of Sigma Brewing Co. Does anyone have their own photos to share?
  16. It doesn't look like it. From CultureMap today on the sale of 500 Westheimer, the site of Dolce Vita: Fans of Dolce Vita may want to contemplate visiting the Montrose pizzeria sooner than later. The restaurant may not be open much longer. Chef-owner Marco Wiles has listed the property at 500 Westheimer Rd. for sale, according to a posting on the commercial real estate website LoopNet. Reached by CultureMap for comment, Wiles confirmed the property — but not the Dolce Vita concept — has been put on the market. The restaurant will remain open for business until the sale has been finalized, which could be awhile. Wiles says he isn't in a hurry to sell, but the move is part of an overall strategy to slow down a bit. "It's the beginning of an exit plan," Wiles says. "We decided to cash in some of our chips." Specifically, Wiles, who also owns legendary fine dining restaurant Da Marco and the casual, wine-driven Poscol, is contemplating retirement. At 60 years old, he says he want to shed some of his day-to-day responsibilities while he's "still healthy and can enjoy life." More: http://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/06-17-19-dolce-vita-montrose-restaurant-pizzeria-500-westheimer-property-for-sale-marco-wiles/
  17. Renderings of Burger Chan restaurant at 53 West, the mixed use replacing Yorktown Plaza at 5353 W Alabama in Houston. From Houston Chronicle
  18. It is an exquisite design, a stark contrast to the overall look that C Baldwin hotel is going for.
  19. Update on the Trueheart-Adriance Building in Galveston, 212 22nd St. From the Galveston County Daily News (need a subscription, it's behind a paywall): Less than a week on the market, the historic Trueheart-Adriance Building, 212 22nd St. in the island’s downtown, had nine offers, some for more than the asking price. Now, it’s under contract. But V.J. Tramonte of Joe Tramonte Realty, who is the listing agent, declined to divulge the potential buyer’s name until a sale is finalized. In late May, and after years of evaluation, the board of directors of the Junior League of Galveston County said it would sell the building. Prominent Victorian-era island architect Nicholas Clayton designed the building, which was constructed in 1882. The Junior League acquired it in 1969 and rehabilitated it in 1971. https://www.galvnews.com/business/buzz/article_4566482f-8f1d-56f0-a8a5-adf80d8ff37b.html
  20. An updated proposed rendering of the renovated Desel-Boettcher Building at 901 Commerce in downtown Houston. This went before HAHC either in April or May for approval of a brick veneer wall on the building's exterior. This is the former Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant that's undergoing renovations to become a bar. There will be an area for food trucks to pull into. I don't know if they'll run into the same problems at Truck Yard because of the food truck set-up and its proximity to a seating area. Upstairs are two bars and a DJ booth. The team behind this also behind Midtown bar Sage County and McIntyre's bar in the Heights. The name of this bar may be MCDHTX. It's designed by DD Diamond Development + Construction Group.
  21. I liked Pokeology's poke bowls from their Rice Village pop-up. It didn't last long here because they took too long to open after closing their pop-up and not enough daily foot traffic due to the location. It could have been successful in a high traffic location. The space will become another restaurant but I think a high-end, hipster tattoo shop could do well here.
  22. @ekdrm2d1 I know it's not a rendering. I posted it may be a rendering and also posted that it may not because of a past post in another thread. I posted a photo a place a year or so ago, and it looked like a rendering but to some it didn't. So, though the coming soon banner was shown in the picture as proof that it wasn't a rendering, there may be posters who see the photo as a rendering because it doesn't look like a photo (maybe bad lighting or heavy editing). I was covering all the bases.
  23. The landowner of 138 W Gray is rebuilding on this lot. This will become a two-story retail center, maybe named Hefley. The development submitted a variance request to the city. Here's some details pulled from the documents: Specific Variance is being sought and extent of variance: To encroach into the 20’ aerial plane of the visibility triangle. Subject site is located at the corner of W Gray and Mathews St within the Freedmen’s Town Historic District, west of Bagby St and east of Taft St, south of W Dallas St and north of Tuam St. within the City limits. Owner Duane Hefley, a 35 year veteran Houston Fire Fighter suffered the loss of the previous building by fire in 2016. Arson was suspected but no charges were ever filed against the criminal that destroyed the building. The original building was constructed in the late 1880’s, (remodeled in the 1940’s) was constructed over the property line into the City’s ROW. This was the last historic building on this block and a piece of our history has been lost forever. The intent is to rebuild as close to the original building location as possible, however the visibility triangle is affected within the 20’ aerial plane at 14.1’ feet above the ground due the overhang of the 2nd story creating a 5.9’ foot encroachment. The property owner plans to provide wider sidewalks, additional landscaping and enhancing the pedestrian realm with ornamental safety bollards, covered Metro shelter with seating and public phone charging station. In addition to this, the applicant hasn’t provided an approve parking plan by Public works and Engineering showing the required parking spaces and an approve layout for ingress and egress. Currently there are only 4 on-site parking spaces. The applicant is planning to share the parking with the carwash next door, a church property and the property north of the car wash.
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