Sunday, May 31, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Williams Tower with scaffolding

Skycraper repair: BofA Center last year, now Williams Tower 
(Transco Tower, for old-timers) 

Below: BofA Center Repair Work (2014)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Harwood Grill on Westheimer (previously 60 Degrees Mastercrafted)


HARWOOD GRILL HOUSTON TEXAS NOW OPEN (May 2015) Location on Westheimer with Banner

2300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77019

What's around the restaurant on this segment of Westheimer? 

Upholstery and Drapery Shop across the Street 
The road-improvement work on Westheimer between Kirby and Shepherd has not been good for business alongside it, but that will soon change, and new residents are flocking to the area as newly-built apartment complexes start filling up.

Roadwork still ongoing on this stretch of Westheimer Rd (May 2015)
Next door: French Gourmet Bakery 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Salt Air Seafood Restaurant at The Centre at River Oaks (corner of Kirby and W. Alabama)

Third restaurant in recent memory in corner space at shopping center on corner of West Alabama and Kirby where Borders used to be the anchor tenant. The property is denominated The Centre at River Oaks, but that's a bit of a misnomer. It's in the heart of Upper Kirby District, an area on and near Kirby Drive with a lively but also rather volatile restaurant scene. Lots of openings and closings and comings and goings in recent years.     

SALT AIR Seafood Kitchen - new restaurant opening 2015
3029 Kirby Dr Houston, TX 77098 
Previously at this locale: Brio Tuscan Grille, and PESCE before that,
 in BORDERS days.

See archival pics below: 

BRIA Tuscan Grille (closed) 
PESCE Italian Restaurant in Borders days at Kirby - West Alabama corner
PESCE (closed) 
BORDERS - Archival photo from 2011 (West side) - Pearle Vision 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

New bollo woodfired pizza location on West Alabama (photo)

in former Sorrel location on W. Alabama 

bollow woodfired pizza 2202A West Alabama Houston, TX

2202A West Alabama Houston, TX  

Formerly Sorrel at this location: See archival pics below: 

Sorrel Urban Bistro (archival photo of restaurant on corner of West Alabama St and Greenbriar)
Corner of W. Alabama and Greenbriar 
Sorrel Urban Bistro (archival pic of signage at 2200 West Alabama)
Sorrel Urban Bistro (archival pic of signage at 2200 W. Alabama)

Houston Streetwise Summer 2015 - Thumbnails of Top Photos

Houston Streetwise Summer 2015 - Thumbnails of Top Photos
thumbnails of blog post pics Summer 2015

2015 Mosaic of Sample Pics

2015 Mosaic of Sample Pics
2015 Jan-Feb Pics Posted