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According to the Houston Press, Van Leeuwen opens Feb 23.

https://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/a-new-kind-of-sports-bar-opens-van-leeuwen-montrose-debuts-soon-12868572

Special flavor will be available:

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The third Houston scoop shop will debut with an exclusive flavor, done in collaboration with Houston celebrity chef, Christine Ha, owner of Xin Chao and The Blind Goat. The flavor, "Bananas for Cheese", is inspired by Ha's childhood snack, invented by her mother, that combined Laughing Cow cheese with banana slices. It was an effort to get Ha to eat bananas, which were her least favorite fruit. The new ice cream is made with a base of gouda and mascarpone cheeses blended with house-made banana jam and milk chocolate chips. It will be available at the new Montrose location as well as Ha's restaurants.

 

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12 hours ago, hindesky said:

Marmo looks ready to open. A few of the others either open or about to be. Yoga class in the inner courtyard. I thought this wall was going to be for tenants signs but turns out to be a planter wall.

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I think Atlas Restaurant Group is opening Marmo this week. 

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On 1/29/2022 at 7:03 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

 

Houston Chronicle reported a few details about the TBA bottle shop coming to Montrose Collective, 888 Westheimer:

 

"Radom teased a new wine bar and bottle shop, run by the former manager of "a very well-known Montrose restaurant" who has worked in Houston for a long time. It will serve a concise food menu of sandwiches and salads."

 

https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/dining/exciting-new-restaurants-shops-coming-to-16809379

 

 

I think the bottle shop and cafe coming to Montrose Collective at 888 Westheimer Rd is probably Flora's. The name may also be Flora"s Bottle Shop. 

Flora's was planned for another location nearby in Montrose last year. However, going off Houston Chronicle's reporting, it seems the wine bar & cafe could be Flora's.

Last spring, Flora's created an Instagram for its business. 

https://www.instagram.com/florasbottleshop/

https://florasbottleshop.com

 

On 2/6/2022 at 7:04 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

 

Looks like Flora's (Flora's Bottle Shop) is indeed opening its wine shop and sandwich cafe at Montrose Collective, 888 Westheimer.

Over the weekend, Flora's updated their Instagram bio with the inclusion of Montrose Collective. The shop also posted an update to its page yesterday, as well as an Instagram story announcing their forthcoming retail shop and wine bar at Montrose Collective.

 

Last week, Flora's (or Flora's Bottle Shop) shared renderings of its unit on Instagram. 

Flora's a wine retail shop and cafe / restaurant specializing in sandwiches. It will be located on the first floor of Montrose Collective's main hub at 888 Westheimer.

 

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The rest are on their Instagram:

https://instagram.com/florasbottleshop

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According to Culture Map Houston a Denmark fashion brand called Ganni is moving in to the Montrose Collective.....

https://www.ganni.com/us/home

https://houston.culturemap.com/news/fashion/04-13-22-ganni-houston-montrose-collective-juicy-couture-new-balance-hailey-bieber-emily-ratajkowski-steve-radom/

"Ganni is one of the few worldwide fashion brands to hold B Corp status. That designation denotes that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency, as well as ensuring employee benefits, charitable giving, good supply chain practices and input materials, and more".

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3 minutes ago, clutchcity94 said:

Isn’t Museum District off Montrose considered a really good location?

There is zero retail there so it doesn't get the foot traffic that Westheimer and Montrose does.

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13 minutes ago, clutchcity94 said:

Isn’t Museum District off Montrose considered a really good location?

It's a great area to live in. Not great at all for retail or restaurants. Which is personally depressing because I lived behind the Plaza Hotel many years ago when the original Montrose Butera's Deli was where the Glassell is now and the neighborhood was a lot more alive than it is now.

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11 minutes ago, MidCenturyMoldy said:

It's a great area to live in. Not great at all for retail or restaurants. Which is personally depressing because I lived behind the Plaza Hotel many years ago when the original Montrose Butera's Deli was where the Glassell is now and the neighborhood was a lot more alive than it is now.

I still can’t believe that old Plaza Hotel location was vacant for nearly 30 years (from the early 80s to 2011). Such a great location. I would love to see more retail in this pocket. It’s almost a bit too quiet.

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Although this is probably successful, I guarantee it would be way more successful if the city would rebuild that damn street already. I drove to Soto last week and legit wouldn't take any out of towners there because of how BAD the street is. It legit feels like a 3rd world country road. The buildings on lower westheimer are starting to look real nice, but the street condition just ruins the entire experience 🤬

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1 hour ago, trymahjong said:

Oh my, to whom should I praise the new Metro stop?

talk about a fabulous upgrade……….wow

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I saw the guy putting up the tiles on Saturday morning.  I didn't realize it was a bus stop.  I thought it was just to section off outdoor seating for a restaurant.

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4 hours ago, MidCenturyMoldy said:

Now, if the buses could actually use the street without being swallowed up by a pothole...

actually the roads have gotten so bad (and the lanes really are pretty thin, especially there near montrose heading west on westheimer) that most of the 82s tend to ride the middle of the road lower westheimer between Taft and Shepherd! yikes...i hate that but yep, that's what many of them do. 

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6 hours ago, trymahjong said:

Oh my, to whom should I praise the new Metro stop?

talk about a fabulous upgrade……….wow

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Oh wow, that looks great. Metro recently ripped out a bunch of stops along canal/navigation. Hope we get something similar.

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4 hours ago, gene said:

actually the roads have gotten so bad (and the lanes really are pretty thin, especially there near montrose heading west on westheimer) that most of the 82s tend to ride the middle of the road lower westheimer between Taft and Shepherd! yikes...i hate that but yep, that's what many of them do. 

Lol...I do that too on that stretch when there's no traffic boxing me in.

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On 4/22/2022 at 2:44 PM, Amlaham said:

Although this is probably successful, I guarantee it would be way more successful if the city would rebuild that damn street already. I drove to Soto last week and legit wouldn't take any out of towners there because of how BAD the street is. It legit feels like a 3rd world country road. The buildings on lower westheimer are starting to look real nice, but the street condition just ruins the entire experience 🤬

I've lived in third world countries. That street isn't that bad.

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14 hours ago, Ross said:

I've lived in third world countries. That street isn't that bad.

That notion applies if Montrose was in a third-world country.  But it's not.  So, yes, it's bad. 

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On 4/25/2022 at 1:40 PM, gene said:

actually the roads have gotten so bad (and the lanes really are pretty thin, especially there near montrose heading west on westheimer) that most of the 82s tend to ride the middle of the road lower westheimer between Taft and Shepherd! yikes...i hate that but yep, that's what many of them do. 

Sound like frozen Baltimore MTA transplants who don't know the potholes are bigger in ...

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On 4/25/2022 at 5:34 PM, RealEstate said:

The bus stop was completely elective and funded 100% by the project's developer in an effort to enhance the streetscape and aesthetics.  It was actually designed by the project's architect, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture in compliance with the latest Metro standards.

Was going to share exactly this. If every developer treated their projects like Radom our city would be in infinitely better shape. 

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