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This thread was originally created June 3, 2017. I'm reposting / reupping this because this post and other content from me are no longer available on the forum due to a mod removing my account and its content in "error"  (supposedly). The information may be outdated or no longer relevant, but reupping provides an archive to what was posted. It also provides a place to post future updates about this property if and when it's redeveloped  An archive link  of thethread before its deletion is coming.





The empty lot at 120 Westheimer, next to the strip center with Jus' Mac near Bagby will become a strip center.


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Specs from Loopnet listing:


120 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77006

New 7,654 SF Retail Center on Lower Westheimer
Just west of new Whole Foods mixed use Develop.

 

  • 7,654 SF Available
  • Up to 2,500 SF of Restaurant
  • Steps away fro new Whole Foods Mixed Use Development
  • 40 Parking Spaces
  • Immediate Access to Hwy 59
  • Ideally Located between Montrose and Midtown


 

Marketing materials:
https://www.davis-commercial.com/property/lease/120n-Westheimer-Rd.html

 

 

 

 

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Rendering of 120 Westheimer


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Davis Commercial really dropped the ball on this one. With the proposed lane changes for lower Westheimer and limited room for growth, this strip center will waste valuable space, with no vertical parking garage or vertical structure for businesses.

 

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Originally posted by trymahjong June 3, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.


 

Wonder why store front not next to Westheimer. Parking would be in back.
 

That is new trend COH is pushing for.
 

Years ago I had heard this plot owned by same family as historic house in back, and was going to demolish that house for parking so a big Steak house restaurant could go in.

 

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Originally posted by KinkaidAlum, June 3, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.





I'll make sure to not support anything that goes into this POS. 

 

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Originally posted by IronTiger, June 3, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.




Before getting all the pitchforks, I'm going to guess this isn't owned by the same people as the ones who own the the strip center with Jus' Mac nearby, as they wanted to make a semi-contiguous structure rather than a completely different building that faces the front, which is why the right side of the shopping center extrudes outward to connect with the other one, which was built in 2004.

 

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Originally posted by bobruss, June 4, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.




 

Looks like the typical suburban 20th century strip with all of their parking in front. On Westheimer no less.
 

Thats a shame. What a waste especially with Westheimer being redesigned.
 

Our city  planning department is stuck in the past and probably more responsible for these kinds of developments than anyone.

 

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The leasing sign read "Available First Quarter 2018"
We're now well into the last quarter of 2019 and there's still nothing open here. 
I'm all for street level retail. But is it possible that the Montrose/Midtown area is over-saturated with retail space?  Just down the street The Shoppes at Midtown (3030 Travis) looks like a ghost town. Next door 202(?) Westheimer (the former mattress store) stood vacant for at least a year before the current pet supply store moved in. 
No wonder apartment developers aren't tripping over each other to offer even more SLR. 

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Originally posted by Texasota, June 3, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.


 

Eh, to be fair, it's the planning department that's responsible for that nice new Westheimer redesign. That being said, setback and parking requirements haven't gone away and definitely contribute to this nasty disappointment.  

 

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Originally posted by bobruss, June 3, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.




Fair enough. 

 

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Originally posted by j_cuevas713, June 7, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.



I give up 
 

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Originally posted by gmac, June 7, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.



One of you should have bought the lot and slapped a supertall on it!

 

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Originally posted by bobruss, June 7, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.


 

No there should be a process where the city exerts some muscle on these film flam developers who don't seem to care about the crap they put up.
 

It seems like there are plenty of vacant lots in the burbs for these dirt bag bottom dweller developers to disfashion and destroy!
 

I thought I'd use a little alliteration for emphasis.

 

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Originally posted by gmac, June 7, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.



It would be ideal if the city could tell private parties what they can and can't do with their money on the land they own. It would stop all these awful structures being built. I don't think there would be any disagreements, either.

 

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Originally posted by BeerNut June 7, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.



Tax abatement to steer them in the right direction?


 

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Originally posted by Texasota, June 8, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.


 

On 6/7/2017 at 5:06 PM, gmac said:

It would be ideal if the city could tell private parties what they can and can't do with their money on the land they own. It would stop all these awful structures being built. I don't think there would be any disagreements, either.


 

Straw men for everyone!

 

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Originally posted by Naviguessor, June 8, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.



To me, this seems to be pretty close the right use of this lot and the most efficient use of the property.  It, also, matches the building which it shares a property line with, which steers a commonsense design.  Otherwise, it'd be just a pad site or two, with an additional curb cut ...which would be worse, IMO. 

 

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Originally posted by trymahjong, June 8, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.



If COH can't start this piece of development to be storefront next to street parking in back.....which piece of proposed development  will they start with?

 

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Originally posted by IronTiger, June 8, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.


 

  On 6/8/2017 at 11:05 AM, trymahjong said:

If COH can't start this piece of development to be storefront next to street parking in back.....which piece of proposed development  will they start with?



The shopping center at the southeast corner of Westheimer and Montrose has been rumored for redevelopment for several years now. A tasteful-looking building that fits in with the scale of Montrose with streetside retail would be even better, wouldn't it?


 

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Originally posted by Naviguessor, June 8, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.



If the COH were to make a regulation/guideline for future development, than fine. Lord knows, the city could use more development guidelines. Developers could and would follow the regulations.    But, to write a regulation, after a property owner/developer has submitted a development legal proposal, is most likely illegal and certainly unfair. 

 

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Originally posted by trymahjong, June 9, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.


 

I don't want to confuse arm twisting with regulation making but the lower Westheimer traffic study wasn't something that just popped up in 2017- that the  study  has an attachment to CIP money is an indication that it had been in the works for a few years IMO
 

So COH must have know about it when this developer first came to the city. I'm not sure when the COH ad hoc committee was begun to direct development of store fronts on streetside  and parking in back- but it seems surely they must have overlapped. If that is so, I wonder why COH missed this opportunity-- just as I think they missed an opportunity with Paul Qui's restaurant --- doesn't anyone in COH departments speak to each other?


 

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Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, June 22, 2017 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.





From Houston Chronicle about the retail center at 120 Westheimer



A new retail center planned for the Montrose neighborhood will host 7,654 square feet of shops or restaurants at Westheimer and Helena streets. 

Ryan Neyland, partner with Davis Commercial, which is marketing the property, said he'd ideally like to bring in three tenants, including one restaurant.




More here:
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/bizfeed/article/New-retail-center-coming-to-Montrose-11232717.php

 

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Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, February 20, 2018 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.





Construction progress photos of the retail / commercial building at 120 Westheimer in Houston.

 

Photos are from Raus Construction's Facebook page.



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https://www.facebook.com/RausConstruction/posts/1818934961458660

 

 

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Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, September 11, 2018 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.
 



 

Updated marketing brochure from 120 Westheimer in Houston

https://davis-commercial.com/PDF/forlease/120-Westheimer-Rd-New-Dev-v22.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20180911121912/https://davis-commercial.com/PDF/forlease/120-Westheimer-Rd-New-Dev-v22.pdf    (archive link)
 

  • Steps away from new Whole Foods
  • Ready for Occupancy
  • 40 Parking Spaces



 

From Davis Commercial:

Clique is a Café Rabelais restaurant concept

https://davis-commercial.com/property/lease/120n-Westheimer-Rd.html


 


 

Updated site plan for Davis Commercial's 120 Westheimer retail strip:

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Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, September 11, 2018 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.
 




Completed exterior of Davis Commercial's 120 Westheimer retail strip.

Photo comes from the leasing materials in the above comment.


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Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, April 5, 2019 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.



 

From a Houston Chronicle: article highlighting new businesses, particularly retail on lower Westheimer.



A retail development located at 120 Westheimer is shown Tuesday, April 3, 2019, in Houston.
Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer


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https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/texas-inc/article/Revival-of-Lower-Westheimer-draws-offbeat-niche-13741908.php

 

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Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, September 24, 2019 in the thread for 120 Westheimer.





Construction photo from July of Clique' in the new retail strip center at 120 Westheimer, Houston.

Clique is a Café Rabelais restaurant.


Photo is from Raus Construction on Facebook:



Another exciting restaurant project in progress by Raus Construction.
Clique' French Bistro / 120 Westheimer


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https://www.facebook.com/RausConstruction/photos/a.570858102933025/2587074831311332


 

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Posted (edited)

T-Swirl Crêpe, a Japanese creperie chain, is leasing a unit at 120 Westheimer. Depending on permitting and construction, this should open in Montrose around the summer.

 

The only other dedicated Japanese creperie in the Houston area I'm aware of is Eight Turn Crêpe in Katy Asian Town.

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I can’t get over how bad Davis dropped the ball on this lot. Are they blind and dumb? Are they completely unaware of the trend in development? Something massive with GFR would be great where both shopping centers are. Hell I would have rather they had torn down the older center and made one large new one up to the sidewalk with parking in the back. 

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1 hour ago, midtowndweller said:

Dominos Pizza coming to this development. Sign is up.


Yep, saw that coming. Suburban-style strip center leads to suburban tenants. Ugh.

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What would honestly make this better is if they did some maintenance to the original strip center and got rid of those damn bushes that line the sidewalk and open the area up to pedestrians more. 

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On 1/30/2020 at 7:59 PM, thedistrict84 said:


Yep, saw that coming. Suburban-style strip center leads to suburban tenants. Ugh.

 

Honestly, I'm surprised it took this long. I live nearby, and there aren't really any low-cost pizza chains nearby. Papa Johns at Westheimer/Montrose (which is likely to be gone soon enough) and Pepperoni's and nothing in Midtown.

 

Yes, there is plenty of pizza out there, but there is surely some demand for low end. 

 

Maybe they'll get some of the delivery ebikes like downtown has.

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On 1/31/2020 at 9:25 AM, cspwal said:

Dominos is better than another mattress store

 

Is it?  They kinda taste the same... :ph34r:

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This is completely off-topic.  I saw your post of 6/2018, mentioning Theodore's.  I moved from Houston 20 years ago, and have been racking my brain trying to remember the name of a bar on lower Westheimer  that was a large old building with multiple levels, or maybe the restrooms were upstairs.  I know this sounds very scattered, but I was there only once.  I don't think it specifically had a reputation as a gay bar.  Could that have been Theodore's?  Thank you!

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5 hours ago, Ruthie said:

This is completely off-topic.  I saw your post of 6/2018, mentioning Theodore's.  I moved from Houston 20 years ago, and have been racking my brain trying to remember the name of a bar on lower Westheimer  that was a large old building with multiple levels, or maybe the restrooms were upstairs.  I know this sounds very scattered, but I was there only once.  I don't think it specifically had a reputation as a gay bar.  Could that have been Theodore's?  Thank you!

Hi Ruthie,
 Sounds like Mother's, a converted mansion which was a block off Westheimer (Lovett Blvd. at Taft).
It also had been a piano bar in the early 80's and had several different names over the years.
The last thing it was used for before being demolished in the mid- 90's was as a staging area for the cast and crew of the movie "A Woman of Independent Means" (starring Sally Field).

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Thank you so much, but I am certain this place was facing Westheimer.  I think I'm certain; it was a blurry night.  I think the exterior was dark red and entirely wooden.

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On 2/3/2020 at 12:53 PM, wilcal said:

 

Honestly, I'm surprised it took this long. I live nearby, and there aren't really any low-cost pizza chains nearby. Papa Johns at Westheimer/Montrose (which is likely to be gone soon enough) and Pepperoni's and nothing in Midtown.

 

Yes, there is plenty of pizza out there, but there is surely some demand for low end. 

 

Maybe they'll get some of the delivery ebikes like downtown has.

I agree 

Take out pizza joints are scarce going east on Elgin. One of my kids bought in third ward just where it meets Museum district.....sort of a low cost pizza desert....thought something might go in close to Emancipation park or on Emancipation Blvd.......nope. Wondering what pizza chains are waiting for?

still....can’t say I don’t appreciate having a Dominos in Avondale......nice when they are located close....pizza arrives hot ;) 

 

 

 

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Eh. There's always Gotham, which is a lot better than Dominos and not very expensive. And of course there are few more expensive Neopolitan-style options.

Ultimately, this is southeast Texas, not New Jersey. Cheap and delicious tacos, kolaches, and even banh mi are plentiful; pizza (and bagels) not so much.

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Looks like they are down to one spot available. Don't think we knew about The Joint or Roosters?

 

Rent is $46/SF NNN

 

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I walked by yesterday and Domino's looks just about ready to start making pizzas. 

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Walked by Domino's last night, and it basically looked open except for needing employees.

 

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Domino's opened yesterday!

 

Stopped by and talked with the manager and they were having some first day pains, but seemed to be somewhat under control. It's a  corporate-owned store.

 

They actually have 12 ebikes to use for delivery. He said he was having a hard time actually hiring enough drivers. 

 

He took me into the back behind the oven and they have racks for all 12 to hang up and a battery charging station. 

 

They are set up to do car deliveries as well, but he said that they were going to try to do all ebike. He said his territory was 59 on the south, 59/288 on the east, Allen parkway on the north, and Taft on the west. Definitely a manageable region for ebikes imho. 

 

The Joint had some equipment inside their store front, so they may not be terrible far away.

 

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On 3/10/2020 at 7:49 AM, wilcal said:

Domino's opened yesterday!

 

Stopped by and talked with the manager and they were having some first day pains, but seemed to be somewhat under control. It's a  corporate-owned store.

 

They actually have 12 ebikes to use for delivery. He said he was having a hard time actually hiring enough drivers. 

 

He took me into the back behind the oven and they have racks for all 12 to hang up and a battery charging station. 

 

They are set up to do car deliveries as well, but he said that they were going to try to do all ebike. He said his territory was 59 on the south, 59/288 on the east, Allen parkway on the north, and Taft on the west. Definitely a manageable region for ebikes imho. 

 

The Joint had some equipment inside their store front, so they may not be terrible far away.

 

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Maybe that’s why I’ve seen so many Dominos drivers on bikes! It’s been nice to see! 

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