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This thread was originally created February 24, 2016. 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 The information may be outdated or no longer relevant, but reupping provides an archive to what was posted.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.

 


 



Previously posted in the Downtown Restaurant and Bar Rebirth thread:


Frank's Pizza is opening not one but two new businesses downtown. Along with the dedicated pizza delivery location planned for 914 Prairie St, there's a business going up next door called Frank's Backyard at 415 Travis St.


Props to Urbannizer for the rendering:



https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/31454-downtown-restaurant-and-bar-scene-more-coming/?do=findComment&comment=526805

On 2/24/2016 at 2:24 AM, Urbannizer said:

 



The build-out is taking place in the space that once was a parking lot. Frank's Backyard will be located between Frank's Pizza (next door to El Big Bad) and the Hine's Market Square Tower.



 

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This was originally posted February 24, 2016 in the previous thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown. It's being reposted / reupped since the original thread and other content from me were removed. 





Looking through records, this has been in the works since 2014 according to TABC permits and the bar's Facebook page. So it's not really new news, it's old news.


Here are more pictures and renderings:


415 Travis St prior to construction of Frank's Backyard in 2014:

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(Photo: Frank's Backyard of Facebook]





Pictures from the Houston Archaeological &  Historical  Commission application:





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Originally posted by Triton, February 24, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 


This is awesome.


 

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Originally posted by cspwal, February 24, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 


Frank's is really expanding; first their pizza tower, then the delivery only location, and now the long awaited beer garden


 

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Originally posted by monarch, February 24, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 
 

 

^^^ lovin it!



 

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Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, February 24, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 



After two years being dormant, Frank's Backyard makes its first post and update on Facebook:


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And a video I'm uncertain how to embed here:
https://www.facebook.com/297310547090665/videos/554858791335838/


 

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Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, February 29, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 



From Frank's Pizza on Twitter last week:


Yes, it's finally coming. We will have a #FranksBackyard and #FranksDelivery hopefully by the end of this year!


 

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Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, March 26, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 



Approvals from HAHC's action report (archived link) for Frank's Backyard plans submitted last month:



The floor plan:


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Greg Swedberg of 2Scale Architects designed the space. Two French doors will be installed on the northeast side of Frank's Pizza connecting Frank’s Backyard. The two story detached facade proposed at the front property line will conceal a two story restaurant and bar at the rear of the property.



 

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This was in the previous thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown. It's being reposted / reupped since the original thread and other content from me were removed. 




Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, April 29, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 



An update posted an hour ago on Facebook about Frank's Backyard at 415 Travis St:


Late-night construction for our newest addition ‪#‎franksbackyard‬ @franksbackyard ‪#‎beergarden‬ ‪#‎beerandpizza‬ ‪#‎behindthescenes‬ ‪#‎downtownhtx‬ ‪#‎houstonhistoricdistrict‬ ‪#‎comingsoon‬


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Originally posted by Kdeo, September 27, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 



How's the plot looking now guys? 


 

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Originally posted by Nole23, September 27, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 

 

Here's a video they posted to their Facebook 5 days ago. Looks to be coming along nicely.

 

https://www.facebook.com/297310547090665/videos/650776305077419/


 

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Originally posted by Nole23, October 25, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 

 They moved in an air stream trailer to be the bar

 

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Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, October 25, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 


Pictures are from Frank's Backyard's Facebook for those looking for more pictures like this of their update:
https://www.facebook.com/FranksBackyard/photos/a.557725677715816.1073741828.297310547090665/668384769983239/?type=3&theater



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https://www.instagram.com/p/BLbd-TnDo2g

 

 

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This was in the previous thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown. It's being reposted / reupped since the original thread and other content from me were removed. 




Originally posted by Pitts, October 25, 2016 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 


Whoa. The airstream is a little corny but I think it's pretty cool. Really looking forward to this project.


 

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This was in the previous thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown. It's being reposted / reupped since the original thread and other content from me were removed. 




Originally posted by crockpotandgravel, April 8, 2017 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 


 

From Crain's last summer on Frank's Backyard at 413 Travis:
 

Frank’s Pizza knows the key to a person’s heart is a slice of good, cheap pizza. The New York-style pizza joint at 417 Travis St. in downtown Houston will soon have an outdoor patio and bar to go along with that pie once Frank’s Backyard opens next door.
 

General Manager Cody Hastings — also son of the owners — said he hopes Frank’s Backyard will be open and operating smoothly before 2017 hits.
 

“We want to be up and ready with all the kinks ironed out before the Super Bowl,” Hastings said. “That whole week will be amazing for everyone in Houston.”
 

The backyard will feature an outdoor patio in front of the bar, an indoor seating area and a second-floor screened-in patio for visitors with 35 to 45 taps.
 

“It’s going to be beer- and bourbon-driven with a little bit of everything,” Hastings said. 
 

Although Backyard has a kitchen, Hastings said the owners didn’t want to take away from Frank’s Pizza. Hungry customers at the bar will have three kiosks where they can order pizza from next door and have it brought over.
 

As always, when it comes to Frank’s, expect no pretenses, he said.
 

“Frank’s is known for being cheap, fast and super casual and the bar will be the exact same way,” Hastings said. “The outdoor feel will be as much about the look and feel of having a beer and hanging out with your friends.”
 

Although exact hours haven’t been set yet, they will likely mirror the late night hours of Frank’s Pizza, which is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

http://houston.crains.com/article/franks-hopes-add-outdoor-patio-bar-time-super-bowl
 

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Originally posted by UtterlyUrban, April 9, 2017 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 



Is this place open yet???

 

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Originally posted by Tumbleweed_Tx, April 10, 2017 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 

 

No.

 

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Originally posted by Triton, April 10, 2017 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 


It's probably waiting for Aris to finish up before it can open.


 

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Originally posted by rechlin, April 11, 2017 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 


After not much visible change for a while, when I last went to Frank's about a week ago I noticed it was finally coming along, so there's still hope.  Still didn't seem to be anywhere near opening, though.

 

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Originally posted by rechlin, May 18, 2017 in the thread for Frank's Backyard | 413 Travis St | Downtown.
 


A month later and more progress, but it's been gradual.  Some nice brickwork is done, and they are starting to build a cinder block wall in the front:

 

 

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Frank's is where we all meet up for before Critical Mass...can't wait for this to be open.

(I don't participate october-march so i haven't been keeping up with this progress so thanks for the photos!)

 

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34 minutes ago, gene said:

Frank's is where we all meet up for before Critical Mass...can't wait for this to be open.

(I don't participate october-march so i haven't been keeping up with this progress so thanks for the photos!)

 

 

it has been open since spring!

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35 minutes ago, gene said:

Frank's is where we all meet up for before Critical Mass...can't wait for this to be open.

(I don't participate october-march so i haven't been keeping up with this progress so thanks for the photos!)

 

 

This opened a long time ago (well before October).

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Actually it's one of Crock's recovered threads.

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haha yeah didn't notice it open from when it opened until october i guess...once a month is that ride and didn't do it every month so there is that! haha!

OR perhaps i noticed and forgot ha! I will say that my memory could be going as fast as my weight gain since all this holiday eating and no bike riding OMG 🙈

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Short term memory... it's the second thing to go. :ph34r:

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the funny part is that i told a friend about this and they said oh yeah, remember we all went there and they wouldn't let us park our bikes inside so we left (there were too many bikes already blocking the sidewalk...i now remember the guy was kind of a jerk...ha!)

so there you have it...i obviously blocked this traumatic experience from my memory!

anyway...i will give it another chance once the time changes back and i do another Critical Mass ride! 🚴‍♀️

 

 

 

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In which case you should also know that Critical Mess no longer starts at Market Square. 

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dang the world keeps changing! 

thanks for the update! 

next thing you know, you will be telling me they finally finished that park called Discovery Green! Can't wait for that.................

🙈

 

 

 

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On 4/1/2020 at 6:35 PM, j_cuevas713 said:

Franks Backyard has permanently closed

While sad It’s still a good space, someone will do something cool with it. 

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