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The building at 4503 Navigation Blvd in Second Ward is being turned into a bar.


From CultureMap:
 

Enter Matthew Healy. The new real estate developer has tapped designer Gin Braverman — a woman whose credits include everything from Axelrad Beer Garden and Public Services to the backstage lounges at the White Oak Music Hall — for an exciting new project that's coming to the Second Ward in May.

Dubbed the El Segundo Swim Club, the plan is to transform an industrial lot at 5180 Avenue L into a property that features a 1,350-square-foot swimming pool with cabanas and a full bar. Day passes will be available for about $20.
 

“We want to create something fun and unpretentious,” Healey said in a statement. “We’re creating a little oasis just off the beaten path. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Braverman's design takes its inspiration from the work of Roberto Burle Marx, a Brazilian landscape artist known for his innovative public spaces. Towards that end, El Segundo aims to channel a Rio in the '70s vibe with elements that include cabanas painted with "desaturated favela pantones" and art installations. Braverman's gin design group will also handle branding and landscaping.

The establishment's location off Navigation Boulevard puts it in close proximity some of Houston's most famous Tex-Mex restaurants, the Finca Tres Robles urban farm, and several new residential developments. That sort of diversity should give it a very different atmosphere than the other Houston establishment known for its pool — Midtown's ultra-popular nightclub Clé. As expected, Healey sounds optimistic about the project.

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/02-08-18-el-segundo-swim-club-second-ward-gin-braverman-matthew-healey/

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39 minutes ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

The building at 4503 Navigation Blvd in Second Ward is being turned into a bar.
 

 

This is at 5180 Avenue L, not 4503 Navigation. 

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On 2/8/2018 at 0:33 PM, downtownian said:

 

This is at 5180 Avenue L, not 4503 Navigation. 

 

Can the mods split these? They are two separate projects: there is a bar at 4503 Navigation (unclear what it is) and there is El Segundo Swim Club at 5180 Avenue L. 

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Question is, what percentage of adults would rather pee in the pool at a bar instead of going to the facilities like a normal functioning human :huh:

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Rode by this place today - it's a pool surrounded by a metal fence surrounded by a cement company.  No atmosphere at all - except maybe the dust from the cement trucks...really strange place and location

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1 hour ago, Naviguessor said:

Did you go in? 

 

No - It didn't look open - there were no cars or people around

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On 7/8/2018 at 4:03 PM, fatesdisastr said:

Question is, what percentage of adults would rather pee in the pool at a bar instead of going to the facilities like a normal functioning human :huh:

 

I wonder if they got a pass on the amount of bathrooms they needed for their CO?

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Yelp says this place is "temporarily closed" until Feb 2019 - just closed for the winter?

 

Did anyone ever go?  

 

I have driven by or ridden my bike by several times and never saw it open during the weekends

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3 hours ago, HoustonMidtown said:

Yelp says this place is "temporarily closed" until Feb 2019 - just closed for the winter?

 

Did anyone ever go?  

 

I have driven by or ridden my bike by several times and never saw it open during the weekends

 

It's located at 5180 Avenue L. Closed for the season until next summer. 

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