Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mangos at Taft back to bland, but girls in the backyard still there, behind bars


THE CHROMATICALLY CHALLENGED 
FORMER MANGO'S VENUE ON LOWER WESTHEIMER AFTER ANOTHER 
PAINT JOB; -- A CONVENTIONAL ONE THIS TIME AROUND  

403 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 posted for lease
with graffiti gone
The owner or leasing agent must have concluded that the Mango restaurant property at 403 Westheimer (it no longer even sports that name) wasn't going to find a new taker in its altered appearance, so -- after an interlude as a graffitied-up building lasting for months of vacancy that did not improve the physical condition of the property - it has been restored back to drab, though the hardiplank siding now is of a different hue.

BEFORE VS. AFTER 

Mango's storefront facing Lower Westheimer at the end for 2015
 403 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77006
The moonscape parking lot still looks pretty much the same 

All the colors are now across the street 
East side of Mango's in December 2014 
East side of 403 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77006 as posted for lease in mid-02015
East side of the property after graffiti abatement in aid
of better leasing prospects (Aug 2015 photo)
That said, the murals at the enclosed backyard patio remain in place. Behind bars. Hopefully, these characters will be retained once the locks are removed for a new operator, should the marketing strategy with the new coat of paint on the exterior walls prove more successful. 

MURALS BEHIND BARS CONTINUE TO FRAME
 THE SMALL PATIO SPACE 

One of the Girls behind bars 
HI-RESOLUTION IMAGE OF ONE OF THE MURALS 
IN MANGO'S BACKYARD PATIO BELOW


WHILE THE GIRL ON GRASS 
ACROSS THE STREET IS STILL FREE 

Mural on West-facing wall of Sacred Heart Tattoo Studio at
327 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 
New in 2015 on the NE corner of Westheimer and Taft, a place rich in restaurant history:
Currently the second Montrose-area El Tiempo Cantina (on the left in this Aug. 1, 2015 pic)
and the mural-adorned West wall of the deceptively divine Sacred Heart Tattoo Parlor that used to occupy the erstwhile residential building sitting in the South-East corner (on the left); -- right next to the "green house",
which deserves a blog post all of its own. 



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