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Westheimer Center (1200 blk. Westheimer - Nidda Thai Cuisine, Erotic Cabaret, former Radio Shack, etc.) is stripping off the blue sheet metal façade.
Unfortunately, there's nothing of interest underneath, but just about any change will be an improvement.
Hopefully, this will attract new businesses to a block that's underperforming.

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I noticed that too...it is taking fooooooooorever to get work done on this and meanwhile the burger king almost next door has been knocked down and a shake shack has been built and nearly open in the same amount of time! what in the heck?! 

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So glad they renovated that...I am surprised they didn't do something either with more stories or something cool and unique...but hey its a step for sure! I know Nidda Thai Cuisine had said they would be moving back in. I bet they are excited there is finally an end (and new beginning) in site!!!

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Finally!!!!!!!!!!! I noticed that this weekend as well...hopefully they are kicking this into high gear...i still think its possible that it will be december or january though before anything opens...

we shall see! 🙏

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On 10/6/2019 at 11:13 AM, Toopicky said:

I see the Nidda Thai restaurant sign that indicated they are returning is no longer up

 

I was hoping they'd return, but also wondered how a small restaurant could afford to be closed for an extended period before resuming business. A rent increase seems probable as well.

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Yep it definitely looks better than before! However this is probably the longest i have ever seen a strip center under construction...my gosh! It's no wonder Nidda Thai had to pull out if that is indeed what happened! 

 

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this just in:

VOODOO DOUGHUTS will be coming to this plaza!

just fyi they announced the new location and surprised they didn't find a way to continue buildings that would be drive-thru accessible but here ya go:

 

https://houston.eater.com/2020/6/15/21291909/voodoo-doughnuts-opening-houston-montrose

The Portland-based chain, famous for it colorful doughnuts in offbeat flavors, will open at 1214 Westheimer Road, in the newly-revamped shopping center that previously housed Erotic Cabaret and Nidda Thai. 

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just an update that Nidda Thai has their signage up on the plaza and workers busy trying to get this place reopened...i am guessing it wont be until October or November...maybe even December.

however in a surprise to ME anyway, Erotic Cabaret not only is coming back to the plaza but their signage is up and they look almost ready to open! I am betting they are open in the next week or so, just in time for Halloween season...

 

and edit to add i do not see any activity at the old Radio Shack where someone mentioned Voodoo Doughnut will be located...wonder what the hold up is?

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Yes Voodoo is opening there and i think it will be perfect for Montrose and a good location although i really wish they would have stuck with the original planned location of the little house down by westheimer/dunlavy...but yep this is good! 

 

also Nidda Thai is apparently in no hurry as they are slowly but surely chugging along at a snails pace...maybe opening by spring? who knows!

I bet Voodoo opens before they do at this point!

 

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1 hour ago, august948 said:

How are their donuts?

 

Very different than a "normal" doughnut like Shipley's. Denser and while they have some more typical options, they have some elaborately decorated/flavored options that they are kind of known for. 

 

Honestly, there is room for both. 

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11 hours ago, august948 said:

How are their donuts?

 

They are the 'Velvet Taco' of donuts. It's a big touristy thing in Portland, OR where they are from, to wait in line out the door.

 

 

  

21 hours ago, wilcal said:

New 2,900 square foot donut shop going in?

 

 

Also, doubt it's take out only if its that large. 

I don't know how big that is but it may be standing space for customers with seating to wait for an order. 

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Donuts are great with lots of options as stated above! They have both cake and yeast donuts...however my new favorite is Hurts Donuts on Memorial (5801 Memorial...) They have a good mix of donuts and their cake donuts were just different somehow and i loved them! 

 

This is Voodoo donuts as seen on Denver Eater: 

Voodoo Doughnut opens a second Denver location soon - Eater Denver

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On 11/3/2020 at 9:25 AM, gene said:

Donuts are great with lots of options as stated above! They have both cake and yeast donuts...however my new favorite is Hurts Donuts on Memorial (5801 Memorial...) They have a good mix of donuts and their cake donuts were just different somehow and i loved them! 

 

This is Voodoo donuts as seen on Denver Eater: 

Voodoo Doughnut opens a second Denver location soon - Eater Denver

 

Have to agree with you on Hurts Donuts.  Expensive, but their bavarian donuts are huge and really good.  We tried both Hurts and Voodoo this past weekend and both have a few good donuts and a lot of donuts that are more flash than anything else.  If i ever go back to VooDoo it would be to pick up an old-fashioned donut.

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2 hours ago, gmac said:

Hurts was pretty not good in its previous location. They had no idea how to keep product fresh. Hope it is better now it has moved to a new location.

 

My one time trying them late at night suggests they fixed that problem. That reminds me, though, that you need to keep their donuts a little chilled or the frosting will start to run.

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9 hours ago, august948 said:

 

My one time trying them late at night suggests they fixed that problem. That reminds me, though, that you need to keep their donuts a little chilled or the frosting will start to run.

That's good to hear. I bought a half dozen different donuts one day and every one of them was as stale as cardboard. I think they may have been way too ambitious when they started up, and it sounds like they have learned valuable lessons.

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can Half Price Books move to the left or right hand space that appears to be still available?! Please..........!? :)

 

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I am so happy for Nidda Thai...that has been a looooOOooOOOooooooOoOoong time coming!

AND it looks like Voodoo Doughnut is about to open too! In fact it looked open yesterday but maybe this weekend or next week?

 

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Voodoo Doughnut opens Montrose location this week

The new Voodoo Doughnut includes "a special velvet painting created just for the neighborhood" that depicts film director Wes Anderson, a Houston native.. (Courtesy Voodoo Doughnut)

The new Voodoo Doughnut includes "a special velvet painting created just for the neighborhood" that depicts film director Wes Anderson, a Houston native.. (Courtesy Voodoo Doughnut)

Portland-based doughnut shop Voodoo Doughnut will open its second Houston and 11th national location this week in Montrose.

“We are super excited to open our second Houston location in Montrose, and have taken the opportunity to do a few things that make the shop really special,” Voodoo Doughnut CEO Chris Schultz said in a release. “From the one-of-a-kind doodle art mural to the New Orleans-inspired chandeliers and a special velvet painting created just for the neighborhood, you will see things not found in any other doughnut shop—it is a sight to see.”

The painting depicts Houston-native film director Wes Anderson with icons representing the neighborhood.

On March 31, the shop will open for 24/7 service at 1214 Westheimer Road, and a portion of first-day sales will be donated to The Montrose Center.

Voodoo is planning to open three more stores in 2021, which could include further expansion in the Houston market, according to a company spokesperson. www.voodoodoughnut.com

https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/impacts/2021/03/30/voodoo-doughnut-opens-montrose-location-this-week/?type=article&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter_article

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Voodoo Doughnut opens new Montrose location today

The doughnut brand known for its many flavors and cult-like following brings second location to Houston with 24-hour service

 

The doughnut brand that caused a sensation when it first opened in Houston in 2020 now has a new sister property opening today, March 31, in Montrose.

Voodoo Doughnut, the Portland, Ore.-based business known for its clever frostings and flavors, is now open at 1214 Westheimer with 24-hour service to feed around-the-clock doughnut cravings.

“We are super excited to open our second Houston location in Montrose, and have taken the opportunity to do a few things that make the shop really special,” said company CEO Chris Schultz. Those special touches include a velvet painting unique to any of its other stores and New Orleans-inspired chandeliers.

Founded in 2003, Voodoo Doughnut offers more than 50 flavor options. The company opened its ninth location in Houston at 3715 Washington in January 2020; the Montrose store is the 11th location. Voodoo plans to open three additional stores this year.

A portion of grand opening day sales will be donated to The Montrose Center.

https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/dining/voodoo-doughnut-opens-new-montrose-location-today-16066206

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Voodoo Doughnut opens Montrose location this week

The new Voodoo Doughnut includes "a special velvet painting created just for the neighborhood" that depicts film director Wes Anderson, a Houston native.. (Courtesy Voodoo Doughnut)

The new Voodoo Doughnut includes "a special velvet painting created just for the neighborhood" that depicts film director Wes Anderson, a Houston native.. (Courtesy Voodoo Doughnut)

Portland-based doughnut shop Voodoo Doughnut will open its second Houston and 11th national location this week in Montrose.

“We are super excited to open our second Houston location in Montrose, and have taken the opportunity to do a few things that make the shop really special,” Voodoo Doughnut CEO Chris Schultz said in a release. “From the one-of-a-kind doodle art mural to the New Orleans-inspired chandeliers and a special velvet painting created just for the neighborhood, you will see things not found in any other doughnut shop—it is a sight to see.”

The painting depicts Houston-native film director Wes Anderson with icons representing the neighborhood.

On March 31, the shop will open for 24/7 service at 1214 Westheimer Road, and a portion of first-day sales will be donated to The Montrose Center.

Voodoo is planning to open three more stores in 2021, which could include further expansion in the Houston market, according to a company spokesperson. www.voodoodoughnut.com

https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/impacts/2021/03/30/voodoo-doughnut-opens-montrose-location-this-week/?type=article&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter_article

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Voodoo Doughnut opens new Montrose location today

The doughnut brand known for its many flavors and cult-like following brings second location to Houston with 24-hour service

 

The doughnut brand that caused a sensation when it first opened in Houston in 2020 now has a new sister property opening today, March 31, in Montrose.

Voodoo Doughnut, the Portland, Ore.-based business known for its clever frostings and flavors, is now open at 1214 Westheimer with 24-hour service to feed around-the-clock doughnut cravings.

“We are super excited to open our second Houston location in Montrose, and have taken the opportunity to do a few things that make the shop really special,” said company CEO Chris Schultz. Those special touches include a velvet painting unique to any of its other stores and New Orleans-inspired chandeliers.

Founded in 2003, Voodoo Doughnut offers more than 50 flavor options. The company opened its ninth location in Houston at 3715 Washington in January 2020; the Montrose store is the 11th location. Voodoo plans to open three additional stores this year.

A portion of grand opening day sales will be donated to The Montrose Center.

https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/dining/voodoo-doughnut-opens-new-montrose-location-today-16066206

This is both annoying and great. After I eat my salad across the street at Sweet Green, I'll probably walk over here to negate my prior healthy choices.

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