Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The end of the Shepherd-to-Kirby road improvement mess is upon us; or is it?


Long-suffering Upper Kirby Westheimers are getting their lanes and sidewalk back (though with treacherous holes where the roots of the yet-to-be-planted trees are supposed to go); - not to mention new bus shelters in the spiffy red-gray Upper Kirby District look. And then there are a few new places, or old ones that are more accessible again: Like the French Bakery.  


French Gourmet Bakery 2250 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
French Gourmet Bakery 2250 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
New Metro Bus stop shelter outside St. Anne's Church on Westheimer
New Metro Bus stop shelter outside St. Anne's Church on Westheimer  
Reward for two years or so of impaired road and sidewalk functionality if any: Eye-pleasing designer bus stops in Upper Kirby signage that provide limited protection against the elements. Hopefully the Metro busses on the 82 Westheimer run will manage to stick to the 10-minute or less intervals, and update their current-location status in real time for smart phone users, so the shelters won't be in need much, especially during the hot season.

Mr. Santos - 2150 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Open for business: Just one last orange barrel still standing on the new sidewalk
in front of Mr. Santos' shop
In lieu of landscaping at the new luxury abode:
Unique antique water pipe in orange corral 
New on the block: Kevin Spearman Design at 2301 Westheimer 
A nod to history: White-and-blue mosaic street name markers on new curb 
Soon coming to a large patio on Westheimer: Berryhill Baja Grill
(relocating from its original digs on Revere South of Westheimer) 
Comerica Bank at Kirby Oaks Shopping Center
with the top of The Huntington in the distance above the roof
Wolfe & Co Leasing sign 





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