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From this website, the back of the Juergen Building @ 6202 Washington Ave in Houston will become a bar.

A business named Memorial Trail Ice House may be planning to renovate the first floor or a portion of the first floor, or maybe the back building, or the back lot, or the back warehouse of 6202 Washington Ave.

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From their website:

http://www.memorialtrailicehouse.com/
(archive link)


 

Memorial Park is one of Houston’s most well-known gems, the ideal place to ‘getaway’ in the center of the Texas's largest city.
 

And with this park comes a lifestyle; one involving a sense of being active, socializing, and embracing the beauty of nature. With the current and future revitalization efforts led by Memorial Park Conservancy, the time is now to capitalize on the Memorial Park lifestyle by ushering in a true community watering hole to this burgeoning area.
 

Memorial Trail Ice House (MTIH), a previously historic general store founded in 1932, will serve as a reminder and a nod to the rich history of Memorial Park, creating an oasis for friends to come together and escape the hustle and bustle of their daily lives.


 

 

 

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Renderings of Memorial Trail Ice House. This will open or may open at the Juergen Building @ 6202 Washington Ave in Houston

From the website:


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The website for Memorial Trail Ice House has a Fall 2019 opening date. 

This will open or may open at the Juergen Building @ 6202 Washington Ave in Houston.

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10 hours ago, mkultra25 said:

 

Separated at birth?

 

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I thought the logo looked similar to those old school national or state forest signs positioned at the entrances.  

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17 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

Renderings of Memorial Trail Ice House. This will open or may open at the Juergen Building @ 6202 Washington Ave in Houston

From the website:




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It will apparently cater to gay french sailors.

 

 

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I’ve always loved this building. I’ve always dreamed to myself what I would do with it if it was mine. Would be nice if it turned out more ice house and less douche house. 

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12 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

I thought the logo looked similar to those old school national or state forest signs positioned at the entrances.  

 

Yeah, there's definitely a resemblance there. There are some that are more of a true trapezoid (like the new ice house one), with two sides parallel, but many of the old national forest signs are like this one:

 

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On 5/8/2019 at 7:41 AM, Angostura said:

It will apparently cater to gay french sailors.

 

Who, judging from what's on all the TVs, will frequently use the pickup line "Alors, tu aimes le football américain?"

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Finally, Houston news wrote an article about this. Took them long enough. 

I don't like that CultureMap. Houston Business Journal, and Houston Chronicle don't cite HAIF as a source or as a forum that finds these property news.

I have a hunch CultureMap browses this forum. Some things posted here are posted days later on their website: like this bar, the Rice Village management changeover, the Dolce Vita building for sale, and so forth and so on.




From CultureMap yesterday:

 

The patio bar trend is coming to Rice Military. A veteran entrepreneur and a group of investors have big plans for the historic Juergen building at 6202 Washington Ave.
 

Memorial Trail Ice House will occupy the first floor of the building and an adjacent half-acre lot that will serve as its deck and patio. Co-founder John Shaeffer tells CultureMap that he's a neighborhood resident and Memorial Park regular who wants to bring something different to an area with nightlife options that are mostly dominated by high-energy clubs like Clutch, Kung Fu, and the recently-opened Axis & Alibi.
 

"This neighborhood has a lot of first-time homebuyers, people in their mid-30s and 40s, which I define as the ice house demographic," Shaeffer says. "As well as all the runners — every afternoon I’m one of them — we put on our shoes and go back to the park then walk home. What better place to stop and have a drink, meet some friends, that’s the idea."
 

Slated to open in February — in time for next spring's Houston Open at Memorial Park — Memorial Trail Ice House will feature many of the features that have made other patio bars like Kirby Ice House and Axelrad so successful. That starts with the spacious backyard, which will feature an outdoor deck that runs the length of Washington Avenue along with games like corn hole and a mix of seating options such as picnic tables and Adirondack chairs.
 

Roll-up doors will lead to the interior. Inside, patrons will find a massive, U-shaped bar with more than 50 seats. Photographs will pay homage to the building's history as home to various businesses such as a cafe, a butcher, and a barber shop.

...Securing the 10-year lease on the property didn't come easily. To convince the owners to grant it, Shaeffer and his co-founders demonstrated their commitment to the project by raising money through the Executive Association of Houston. Impressed by his presentation, the family not only signed the lease — they also invested in the business, Shaeffer says.

 

"I have a fascination with historic Houston. Not a lot of it still remains," he says. "This building caught my eye. We’re not doing anything to the exterior, just restoring it to its original beauty. The interior, we’re just retrofitting it into a cool bar."

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/08-12-19-memorial-trail-ice-house-new-bar-washington-avenue-juergen-building-john-shaeffer
 

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Memorial Trail Ice House, the bar opening in the Juergen Building @ 6202 Washington Ave in Houston, had a NextSeed investment campaign last week. Houston Business Journal reports it surpassed its goal and is fully funded.


Nextseed campaign:
https://www.nextseed.com/offerings/memorial-trail-ice-house




From HBJ earlier this week:


 

Memorial Trail Ice House, an indoor/outdoor beer garden, is set to open late this year or early next year at 6202 Washington Ave., near Memorial Park. The bar sought funds through NextSeed, a Houston-based online investment platform, and raised its maximum target, $200,000, within seven hours of launching to the public, NextSeed said in a press release. 
 

The bar’s total cost will be over $1.6 million. Remaining funds are coming from a tenant improvement allowance, Class B equity investors, Class A equity contributions and a Small Business Administration loan from Plains Capital Bank. Memorial Trail Ice House will use 45 percent of the $200,000 for interior buildout, 45 percent for exterior buildout and 10 percent for cost of issuance, the NextSeed page stated. 
 

The bar will be 4,668 square feet, with a 10,000-square-foot outdoor patio and open space. G Building and Development is handling the construction, per NextSeed's release.

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/08/19/ice-house-planned-for-memorial-park-area-raises.html 

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42 minutes ago, CrockpotandGravel said:

Memorial Trail Ice House, the bar opening in the Juergen Building @ 6202 Washington Ave in Houston, had a NextSeed investment campaign last week. Houston Business Journal reports it surpassed its goal and is fully funded.


Nextseed campaign:
https://www.nextseed.com/offerings/memorial-trail-ice-house




From HBJ earlier this week:


 

Memorial Trail Ice House, an indoor/outdoor beer garden, is set to open late this year or early next year at 6202 Washington Ave., near Memorial Park. The bar sought funds through NextSeed, a Houston-based online investment platform, and raised its maximum target, $200,000, within seven hours of launching to the public, NextSeed said in a press release. 
 

The bar’s total cost will be over $1.6 million. Remaining funds are coming from a tenant improvement allowance, Class B equity investors, Class A equity contributions and a Small Business Administration loan from Plains Capital Bank. Memorial Trail Ice House will use 45 percent of the $200,000 for interior buildout, 45 percent for exterior buildout and 10 percent for cost of issuance, the NextSeed page stated. 
 

The bar will be 4,668 square feet, with a 10,000-square-foot outdoor patio and open space. G Building and Development is handling the construction, per NextSeed's release.

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/08/19/ice-house-planned-for-memorial-park-area-raises.html 

 

10% cost of issuance??

 

man that’s expensive money. 

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