|Westheimer Road Construction at St. Anne's Church|
Goodyear apparently did not have a good year, not at the Westheimer-Shepherd location anyhow.
The stretch of Westheimer to the East of the intersection has been as bad as the segment on the other side all the way to Kirby. On the Kirby to Shepherd stretch, 60 Degrees Mastercrafted folded while the excavation and resurfacing project was underway and obstructed easy access to the restaurant's parking lot, and its successor Harwood Grill seems to be struggling too.
|Road Closure in front of Harwood's patio on Westheimer|
|Roadwork at 60 Degrees spelled doom (Feb 2015 photo)|
To be sure, the restaurant property (now with its third tenant in just a few years) has a nice patio, but what's to enjoy about the view of backhoes, other heavy roadwork equipment, and orange barrels as the defining elements of the street scene?
|Caution advised on the way to the French bakery|
|Chappell Jordan clock shop trying to assure would-customers: "Yes We Are Open"|
|21eleven - The apartment complex is finished, but the street re-construction|
on Westheimer is not
|Road surface torn up in front of 21eleven garage access drive|
The other one involves installation of high-capacity storm sewers and re-surfacing North-South that has made a drive on Shepherd between Westheimer and Allen Parkway a perilous adventure in either direction, with narrow one-lane driving on the edge of the abyss. --> Shepherd Drive Roadwork
Which means that going North on Shepherd to connect to Kirby or Memorial Drive is not a viable alternative to negotiating the moonscape between Shepherd to Kirby segment on Westheimer. Nor does the Kirby-Shepherd route make for a viable detour in the other direction.
|Irish Pub's Plea on LED sign: Finish Shepherd Please!|
The festive intersection: Westheimer at Shepherd
|Shepherd Square Tenant Directory on Westheimer (west-facing side)|
|Churrascos River Oaks - 2055 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098|
|Randalls is the anchor tenant at Shepherd Square,|
but there are lots of others (East-facing side of sign)
|Kolache Factory 2045 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098|
|West side of Shepherd Square Shopping Center fronting South Shepherd|
Also see earlier posts
--> Owner of Shepherd Square files lawsuit challenging HCAD's property tax appraisal of shopping center (9/24/2015)
--> The road-construction mess on Westheimer in Upper Kirby (1/7/2015)
--> Road work and sewer line installation on S. Shepherd causes headaches to businesses (9/2/2105)
SOUTH SHEPHERD DRAINAGE PROJECT SIGN
|Road closure on S. Shepherd North of Westheimer|