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I'm glad that it's going to be renovated instead of demolished, but how will this survive the next big flood?

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1 hour ago, cspwal said:

I'm glad that it's going to be renovated instead of demolished, but how will this survive the next big flood?

Turn it into an indoor dog park and clean it up every year?

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i Wish the new owners much success.  Hopefully they have a use in mind for the building that will be a great attraction when dry and not too challenging to restore on the few times it might flood over the next 20 years.

 

 

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Supposedly, Spaghetti Warehouse will reopen elsewhere in Houston but I haven't heard anything since fall of last year.

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I would gut the first floor leaving it open (with fences to keep the homeless out) and build out the second floor.

If the second floor can flood, the building needs to be removed from the flood plain.

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Apart from Sunset Coffee, is this the lowest building downtown?  I like the second floor idea. Make the lower floor an open air bar/ice house. 

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I think what I'm most happy about is the fact that this building will get some much needed TLC. It seemed like Spaghetti Warehouse didn't do much to maintain the exterior of the building. I expect something very nice to compliment the Sunset Coffee building. Now let's save the Kirby House! 

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On 7/9/2018 at 2:22 PM, j_cuevas713 said:


From the article:
 

A local group has purchased the former Spaghetti Warehouse building with plans to renovate the historic downtown property, first developed in the early 1900s.
 

The building at 901 Commerce was inundated by Hurricane Harvey flood waters, and the restaurant operator began auctioning items from the building late last year.
 

The buyer, 901 Commerce LLC, is backed by a local development group, according to brokerage firm JLL, which represented the seller in the acquisition. A deed recorded in Harris County shows the owner has a Midtown address but does not include a name.
 

JLL would not divulge any information about the entity, but included a comment from a "spokesperson."
 

"We have always loved this building and jumped at the chance to acquire it," a spokesperson for the new ownership said. "We plan on working closely with the City of Houston and other stakeholders in the area to execute our vision. Our challenge will be to complete a historic renovation to a building that has a history of flooding. We believe in the property and this area, and are excited to take part in the downtown resurgence."


 

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On 7/17/2018 at 2:47 PM, jermh said:

There is an article on Swamplot with the proposed redesign.

 

 

 

The new owner of the floody Spaghetti Warehouse building downtown has cooked up a novel idea for how to deal with its proximity to Buffalo Bayou: crack open its lower stories and fill them with a floodable dining area that sits below an upper-story bar. Renderings from Diamond Development show how they’re hoping to pull it all off by removing several doors and windows from the back of the 15,000-sq.-ft. building (which an application to Houston’s historic commission notes will be stored away for potential future use) and adding louvers to the building’s east side.

On the west side of things  — 2 new entrance portals for delivery vehicles, food trucks, and trash pick-up will be punched in along Travis St.

An existing awning spanning that full facade will cut off midway to make room for the new openings

 

Swamplot Link:

http://swamplot.com/new-spaghetti-warehouse-owner-wants-to-crack-open-its-lower-levels-for-open-air-eating-area-shove-bar-above-it/2018-07-17/

 

Here's a link to a .pdf with more details on HAHC:

http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Commissions/docs_pdfs/hahc/App_Materials_2018/july/901_Commerce_Alt_APP_materials.pdf



Renders of the bar proposal for the Desel-Boettcher Building at 901 Commerce in Houston (the former Spaghetti Warehouse). The renderings are from HAHC documents linked above.



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On 7/17/2018 at 2:47 PM, jermh said:



Elevation renders of the bar proposal for the Desel-Boettcher Building at 901 Commerce in Houston (the former Spaghetti Warehouse). The renderings are from HAHC documents linked above.


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On 7/9/2018 at 2:22 PM, j_cuevas713 said:

https://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/Downtown-s-historic-Spaghetti-Warehouse-building-13060360.php?ipid=hpctp



A local group has purchased the former Spaghetti Warehouse building with plans to renovate the historic downtown property...
 

...The buyer, 901 Commerce LLC, is backed by a local development group, according to brokerage firm JLL, which represented the seller in the acquisition. A deed recorded in Harris County shows the owner has a Midtown address but does not include a name.
 

JLL would not divulge any information about the entity, but included a comment from a "spokesperson."

 

 

On 7/17/2018 at 2:47 PM, jermh said:

There is an article on Swamplot with the proposed redesign.

 

Swamplot Link:

The new owner of the floody Spaghetti Warehouse building downtown has cooked up a novel idea for how to deal with its proximity to Buffalo Bayou: crack open its lower stories and fill them with a floodable dining area that sits below an upper-story bar.
 

http://swamplot.com/new-spaghetti-warehouse-owner-wants-to-crack-open-its-lower-levels-for-open-air-eating-area-shove-bar-above-it/2018-07-17/

 

Here's a link to a .pdf with more details on HAHC:

http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Commissions/docs_pdfs/hahc/App_Materials_2018/july/901_Commerce_Alt_APP_materials.pdf



Going by the name on the documents submitted to HAHC alone, a group of nightlife veterans is the reported local group of the proposed bar.

The team behind Midtown bar Sage County and McIntyre's bar in the Heights is the group that will transform downtown Houston's Desel-Boettcher Building at 901 Commerce, formerly Spaghetti Warehouse.

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No real activity here, but they have erected temporary chain link fencing around the Commerce Street side of the building.

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Was really thrilled to see the demo company truck outside.  Hope they start making progress.

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On ‎7‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 11:05 PM, CrockpotandGravel said:



Elevation renders of the bar proposal for the Desel-Boettcher Building at 901 Commerce in Houston (the former Spaghetti Warehouse). The renderings are from HAHC documents linked above.


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This actually looks kinda cool with the open air concept (if I'm seeing that correctly). As long as they can keep the skeeters out, might be a good place to while away an afternoon.

 

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On ‎4‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 8:33 AM, CaptainJilliams said:

From Reddit, looks like more exterior work is taking place.

 

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End of an era. Maybe the only full-time family restaurant downtown in the 80's-90's. Love the buildings in this photo.

 

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Huh. I took my daughter here two-three (maybe four?) years ago, for old times' sake for me, and because I thought she'd like the ghost stories. Interior was just as cool as I remembered it, food was a lot worse than I remember, I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did, especially since the late 90s revitalization of downtown and all the much better dining options. My nostalgia aside, it's probably for the best that building is going to be put to a better use.

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17 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

A photo of the Desel-Boettcher Building at 901 Commerce in Houston (the former Spaghetti Warehouse).

Posted by HAIF's @adr last week:


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This is cool!

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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.



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New Spaghetti Warehouse concept in Houston sets opening date 

Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurants Inc. will open a new concept dubbed Warehouse 72 at the Marq'E Entertainment Center.
 

 

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By Laura Gillespie  – Reporter, Houston Business Journal 
6 hours ago
 

After months of anticipation and pushed back dates, Warehouse 72, a new iteration of the iconic Spaghetti Warehouse brand, appears to have an opening date.

The restaurant originally planned to open in fall 2018, then the first quarter of 2019. Now, the date is set for July 22, according to Warehouse 72's website.  

The Houston location of Dallas-based Spaghetti Warehouse closed in 2017 after the location at 901 Commerce St. was severely damaged due to floods from Hurricane Harvey. The new concept, first announced in August 2018, will open in the Marq*E Entertainment Center at 7620 Katy Freeway, suite 305, near Dave & Buster’s and between the Soccer Hub training center and Class 502 Rolling Ice Cream shop.

The name Warehouse 72 is a nod to the year 1972, when Spaghetti Warehouse first opened in Dallas, per a press release. The chain expects to open three more stores in Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio in two years, Spaghetti Warehouse CEO Mike Kim said in 2018. 

“Because of what happened — the unfortunate tragedy of what happened with regard to our location here in Houston — we figured why not have Houston as the first location for our new concept," Kim told the Houston Business Journal at the time. "It's the first of many to come.”

The new location will be in an 8,650-square-foot space that formerly housed a sushi restaurant. It will include a 740-square-foot patio, a private dining room for events and a retail component selling grab-and-go food and other items, such as spaghetti sauce. The company expected to hire about 150 employees for the new location, Kim said last year. As of August, the chain employed about 1,000 people across its eight Spaghetti Warehouse locations in Texas, Ohio and New York.

 

The total build-out cost for the new restaurant were expected to be between $2.5 million and $2 million, Kim said in 2018. Spaghetti Warehouse is owned by California-based BLD Brands LLC, a private restaurant investment and operations company that also owns several franchises of Papa Johns and Hardee's, per its website.

Spaghetti Warehouse and BLD Brands did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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4 hours ago, hindesky said:

New Spaghetti Warehouse concept in Houston sets opening date 



This has nothing to do with the Desel-Boettcher Building at 901 Commerce.

This should be posted in the thread for the Marq'e Entertainment Center, which has a discussion in there about Warehouse 72 from last year:
 



Mods, @Urbannizer, @Triton, @intencity77, @Subdude please move the above post to the forum below:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/31379-marqe-redevelopmentagain

 

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It's fine in this thread, since anyone wanting to know the fate of Spaghetti Warehouse would look here.  

 

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14 minutes ago, Subdude said:

It's fine in this thread, since anyone wanting to know the fate of Spaghetti Warehouse would look here.  

 



Except this IS NOT the Spaghetti Warehouse. That closed in Houston at this location that's being discussed here on the building.

What that article is about is a DIFFERENT RESTAURANT ALTOGETHER that's a DIFFERENT CONCEPT. They are NOT one in the same. This is made clear as day in articles from CultureMap and Chronicle. It's why the post about that different concept was posted in the THREAD IT'S SUPPOSED TO GO: the Marque thread.

The thread needs to stick to 901 Commerce, the Desel-Boettcher building and how it's being renovated.

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I agree with Crock on this one. Sure, it's the former site of the Spaghetti Warehouse, but it's transforming into a completely new concept.

 

The actual Spaghetti Warehouse (Warehouse 72), is outside the 610 loop. It's good info to know, but it doesn't make much sense to include that information on a thread for a restoration.

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3 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:



Except this IS NOT the Spaghetti Warehouse. That closed in Houston at this location that's being discussed here on the building.

What that article is about is a DIFFERENT RESTAURANT ALTOGETHER that's a DIFFERENT CONCEPT. They are NOT one in the same. This is made clear as day in articles from CultureMap and Chronicle. It's why the post about that different concept was posted in the THREAD IT'S SUPPOSED TO GO: the Marque thread.

The thread needs to stick to 901 Commerce, the Desel-Boettcher building and how it's being renovated.

 

Quit shouting. Subdude was a conscientious objector.

 

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An update on the renovated  Desel-Boettcher Building at 901 Commerce in downtown Houston. This is the former Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant that's undergoing renovations to become a bar.  

The name of this bar may be MCDHTX. The team behind this also behind Midtown bar Sage County and McIntyre's bar in the Heights.

According to documents reported by Virtual Builder's Exchange last month, this could open in November.


In May, the city granted Certificate of Appropriateness on the designs and the developer, Diamond Development + Construction Group started construction. The project schedule calls for completion by Nov. 15, according to a report filed in March with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

https://www.virtualbx.com/feature-story/houston-flood-prone-downtown-landmark-to-reopen-in-november/

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Posted (edited)

A few more shots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, hindesky said:

Don't call it Spaghetti anymore.

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Lol, hope they leave the ghost sign on the side.

 

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