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This thread was originally created November 22, 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 The information may be outdated or no longer relevant, but reupping provides an archive to what was posted.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 the thread before its deletion is coming.





The downtown Houston warehouse for American Engine & Grinding at 100 N Jackson St is on the market.

I don't know if this will become another warehouse or developed into something else. I saw the listing on Loopnet and decided to post it here Loopnet's new website design no longer includes a link to property records (at lease for non-subscribers). The new site design also no longer contains pictures of the listing after it's off the market, so I posted it here while it's still visible.

 


From Loopnet (link 1 and link 2)  (archive link 1 and archive link 2):

- The warehouse was built in 1925.
- Total Building:  8,075  SF

- Total SF Land: 20,027 SF

 




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This was in the previous thread for 100 N Jackson St. It's being reposted / reupped since the original thread and other content from me were removed. 





 Originally posted by Nate99, November 22, 2017 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.



I suppose it would be in poor taste to put in a bar there, given the "SOBERING CENTER" proximity/signage.



 

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This was in the previous thread for 100 N Jackson St. It's being reposted / reupped since the original thread and other content from me were removed. 





 Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, November 25, 2017 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.



 

  On 11/22/2017 at 2:00 PM, Nate99 said:

I suppose it would be in poor taste to put in a bar there, given the "SOBERING CENTER" proximity/signage.



It's Houston, so you never know.


 

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 Originally posted by H-Town Man, November 27, 2017 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.




It's a beaut. The pre-engineered metal façade at least needs to be saved, whatever else happens.


 

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 Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, July 23, 2018 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.



This is off the market. What's going to happen here? Will this be demoed or rehabbed?


 

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 Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, July 24, 2018 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.



 

  On 11/22/2017 at 2:00 PM, Nate99 said:

I suppose it would be in poor taste to put in a bar there, given the "SOBERING CENTER" proximity/signage.

 

  On 7/23/2018 at 8:19 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:

This is off the market. What's going to happen here? Will this be demoed or rehabbed?





The warehouse at 100 N Jackson St in downtown Houston will be turned into a brewery.

 

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 Originally posted by downtownian, July 24, 2018 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.


 

  On 7/23/2018 at 10:57 PM, CrockpotandGravel said:


The warehouse at 100 N Jackson St in downtown Houston will be turned into a brewery.


 

Serious or not?
 

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 Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, July 24, 2018 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.

 

  On 7/23/2018 at 11:12 PM, downtownian said:

 

Serious or not?




I have no earthly idea but maybe serious? I did a search and came up with a recent sales permit for Industry Brewery at 100 N Jackson St in Houston.

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It's a brewery that has been in the planning stages for years.

At the Houston meeting, I met folks from some breweries that are about to open, like Under the Radar Brewery and Town in City Brewing Company , and Industry Brewing, which is in the planning stages.  The Houston brewing scene is definitely on the rise! 

http://www.texascraftbeerlaw.com/2015/06/texas-brewers-nights/

 

https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/breweries-in-planning-around-texas.199175/page-5#post-4963914

 

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 Originally posted by Nate99, July 25, 2018 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.

 

  On 11/22/2017 at 2:00 PM, Nate99 said:

I suppose it would be in poor taste to put in a bar there, given the "SOBERING CENTER" proximity/signage.

 

  On 7/23/2018 at 10:57 PM, CrockpotandGravel said:
The warehouse at 100 N Jackson St in downtown Houston will be turned into a brewery.



 

Even better. 


 

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 Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, July 30, 2018 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.




A replat was submitted to the city for Industry Brewery earlier this month.

 


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 Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, August 12, 2018 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.




From Swamplot on 100 N Jackson St in Houston:


A new brewery is now in the works for the industrial building that sits across the Downtown 59 on-ramp from the Houston Center for Sobriety. Just like the adjacent drunk tank which opened in 2013, the new business at 100 N. Jackson will be housed in a repurposed warehouse. Its lawn includes several signs pointing drivers to the neighboring sobering center — like the one shown above fronting the exit ramp off the Eastex, on the west side of the soon-to-be beer venue dubbed Industry Brewery.

http://swamplot.com/new-industry-brewery-on-tap-across-from-the-houston-center-for-sobriety/2018-08-03/



 

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 Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, August 29, 2018 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.



Website for Industry Brewery updated. Opening in Housotn at 100 N Jackson.

https://www.industrybrewery.com/



 

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 Originally posted by Luminare, August 29, 2018 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.



This is so beautiful haha. The definition of Houston. Have a Sobering Clinic on oneside? Build a Brewery on the otherside. Problem solved.



 

 
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 Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, March 2, 2019 in the thread for 100 N Jackson St.



 

There's more on Industry Brewery on the updated website but no renderings.

 

https://www.industrybrewery.com/story

 

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I really wish we could get rid of the word "eyesore". It's completely meaningless and has been used far too often to describe buildings that are worth saving.

 

Was this little warehouse worth saving? No, of course not. But that word still rubs me the wrong way, and I'm holding off on judgement of how positive its removal is until I see what replaces it. Nothing is worse than a vacant lot. Nothing.

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1 hour ago, Texasota said:

I really wish we could get rid of the word "eyesore". It's completely meaningless and has been used far too often to describe buildings that are worth saving.

 

Was this little warehouse worth saving? No, of course not. But that word still rubs me the wrong way, and I'm holding off on judgement of how positive its removal is until I see what replaces it. Nothing is worse than a vacant lot. Nothing.

A lot with a derelict building with a collapsing roof is far worse than a vacant lot. As is a lot with piles of rubble or 42 disintegrating old boats. Losing a metal building in poor condition on the North end of Downtown strikes me as a positive move, since it makes it simpler to build something later.

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On 12/26/2020 at 9:11 PM, HoustonIsHome said:

I totally agree. I mean what does eyesore mean? I really don't like that word, it's overuse, and the theory that if some people don't like looking at things it must be torn down.

I do agree that safety is another issue

Eyesore means poorly designed or aesthetically displeasing to the eye. Not saying this place had to sparkle like the Taj Majal but even places like this can carry an appeal that doesn’t take away from the surrounding area. We talk about it all the time on this forum how the city is fixing mistakes from poor development. Ugly stucco strip malls lining busy corridors instead of more aesthetically pleasing materials like brick. 

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On 2/22/2021 at 8:07 PM, hindesky said:

Talked with a worker, asked what they were building and he said "Bar". Lots of the times they don't really know what they're building.

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Someone said it was going to be a brewery at one point.  Either way, across the street from the "sobering center", I anticipate there will be some social media photo ops with the sign. 

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  • Highrise Tower changed the title to Frost Town Brewing At 100 N. Jackson St.
Frost Town Brewing underway in downtown Houston
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By Olivia Pulsinelli  –  Assistant managing editor, Houston Business Journal 
Apr 1, 2021, 6:52pm EDT
A new craft brewery is in the works in the northeast corner of downtown Houston.

Frost Town Brewing, at 100 N. Jackson, will have a 9,100-square-foot taproom with indoor seating, a 10,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden with rotating food trucks and a second-story mezzanine available for private parties, according to Central Houston Inc. The mezzanine space will be around 2,250 square feet, according to a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. 

"Our downtown location in the historic Frost Town neighborhood places us just down the street from the first breweries in the city," the brewery's website states. "(Frost Town Brewing's) locally inspired brews are a celebration of Houstonians, past and present. They're drinkable craft lagers and ales meant to be shared with friends in our communal space. We hope to welcome y'all soon!"

On its social media accountsthe brewery states that the area called Frost Town was established in 1837 and was home to some of the first commercial breweries in the city.

"Nowadays, this area of downtown has been largely paved over with highways," the social media post states. "There’s a living history of Frost Town underneath the surface, and we were fortunate to uncover some with the help of the Houston Archeological Society. We discovered brick rainwater cisterns, ceramic and glass artifacts, and old foundations for the former occupants of the lot."

John Sorensen is one of the brewery's owners, according to the TDLR filing and confirmed by the company.

Fehr Grossman Architects in Houston is the design firm listed on the TDLR filing. Houston-based Mission Constructors Inc. signs are posted at the construction site, according to photos on the HAIF architectural forum, which show demolition work on the site was completed last summer. The site formerly housed American Engine & Grinding Co., according to photos posted on the now-defunct Swamplot blog and HAIF. A brewery has been planned for the site since at least 2018, per Swamplot. 

The TDLR filing lists the project's start date as July 1, 2020, and its end date as Oct. 31, 2021. The cost of the project is nearly $2.58 million, according to the TDLR filing. 

 
 

 

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12 hours ago, zaphod said:

Frost Town is a cool sounding name....

I'm glad that side of downtown is getting more interest.

I know they want to have a brewery, but they missed out the chance to have "Frost Town Ice House"

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On 4/3/2021 at 9:39 PM, cspwal said:

I know they want to have a brewery, but they missed out the chance to have "Frost Town Ice House"

I'm sure they will serve their brew in a "Frosty" mug - the way I like it.

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10 hours ago, mkultra25 said:

 

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I remember it well. A treat when I was young was a trip to Dugan Drug store, one of the last in town to have a "soda fountain" for a root beer float. IIRC, the Dugan Drug in my neighborhood became a Rexall, then an Eckerd's, then CVS.

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2 hours ago, Specwriter said:

I remember it well. A treat when I was young was a trip to Dugan Drug store, one of the last in town to have a "soda fountain" for a root beer float. IIRC, the Dugan Drug in my neighborhood became a Rexall, then an Eckerd's, then CVS.

The Dugan's at 249 and 45, I assume. I have fond memories of that lunch counter and soda fountain as well, although I was still very young when they got rid of it. Hard to imagine that such a thing once existed, and was even commonplace in many drugstores, in the current era of cookie-cutter CVS beige boxes. 

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5 hours ago, mkultra25 said:

The Dugan's at 249 and 45, I assume. I have fond memories of that lunch counter and soda fountain as well, although I was still very young when they got rid of it. Hard to imagine that such a thing once existed, and was even commonplace in many drugstores, in the current era of cookie-cutter CVS beige boxes. 

mkultra, your are correct but it was Farm-to-Market Road 149 instead of State Highway 249 in those days. 🙂

I don't want to reveal too much of my identity but my grandfather also had a drug store with a full lunch counter/soda fountain. I spent a fair amount of time there as well but Papa passed away when I was very young. The equipment and fixtures were sold and the building was rented for other purposes.

A few other drug stores with lunch counters that lasted into my adulthood were Huston's on Washington Ave., Park Place Pharmacy on Park Place Blvd., Yale Pharmacy on Yale, and the Post Oak Pharmacy across the street from Four Leaf Towers in uptown. That was the last one to go I believe.

I guess I'm just nostalgic but I really enjoy eating at drug store lunch counters. My last visit to a drug store lunch counter was the City Drug Store in Jacksboro, Texas about 20 years ago. I guess I'll go to the Frost Town Brewing Co. at first opportunity, grab a cold one, and reminisce.

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On 4/7/2021 at 4:48 PM, Specwriter said:

mkultra, your are correct but it was Farm-to-Market Road 149 instead of State Highway 249 in those days. 🙂

I don't want to reveal too much of my identity but my grandfather also had a drug store with a full lunch counter/soda fountain. I spent a fair amount of time there as well but Papa passed away when I was very young. The equipment and fixtures were sold and the building was rented for other purposes.

A few other drug stores with lunch counters that lasted into my adulthood were Huston's on Washington Ave., Park Place Pharmacy on Park Place Blvd., Yale Pharmacy on Yale, and the Post Oak Pharmacy across the street from Four Leaf Towers in uptown. That was the last one to go I believe.

I guess I'm just nostalgic but I really enjoy eating at drug store lunch counters. My last visit to a drug store lunch counter was the City Drug Store in Jacksboro, Texas about 20 years ago. I guess I'll go to the Frost Town Brewing Co. at first opportunity, grab a cold one, and reminisce.

Ha! I realized some time after I posted that I should have said FM149 but I was too lazy to go back and edit my post.

At least the lunch counter at Yale Pharmacy is still open, even if it has outlived the actual pharmacy portion of the business. I would also add Avalon Drug Store's original location at Kirby and Westheimer to your list. The diner was sold in 1993 and both it and the drugstore moved down the street to the current location before the drugstore portion closed in 2008. 

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3 hours ago, mkultra25 said:

I would also add Avalon Drug Store's original location at Kirby and Westheimer to your list. The diner was sold in 1993 and both it and the drugstore moved down the street to the current location before the drugstore portion closed in 2008. 

How could I have forgotten Avalon Drug. I had lunch there a few times when I worked in the Greenway Plaza area.

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Metal beams have gone up. On the south side of the there is commercial truck parking and almost every time I come by there is 1 or 2 eighteen wheelers parking here. I wonder if they will be able to get the city to eliminate the commercial parking? I'm sure they would love for this to be for their customers instead.

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