Swamplot Sponsor: Central Bank

Hooray for Houston’s own Central Bank — Swamplot’s Sponsor of the Day! We sure appreciate the continuing support. Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place. Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, […]… Read More

The Harp Is Now Strung Up for Lease on Richmond

A flyer put out by Braun Enterprises indicates that the Harp Irish Pub’s spot at 1625 Richmond Ave is available for lease. A partnership controlled by Braun bought the decked-out bar along with its 3 eastern neighbors (at that time Orange Bar, Maria Selma Mexican Restaurant, and Lucky Burger) in 2011. Since then, Lucky Burger […]… Read More

Spruced-Up 1001 McKinney for Sale; Houston ISD To Raise and Rebuild Schools; ‘This Old House’ Crew in Houston

Newly Renovated Downtown Office Building 1001 McKinney on the Market [Bisnow] Avera Cos., Beazer Homes Buy Land in La Porte for Commercial, Residential Projects [HBJ ($)] Number of Adults Living with a Roommate or Parent on the Rise in Houston [Houston Chronicle] Former Houston Press Restaurant Critic Opening Singaporean-Inspired Spot Sing in Garden Oaks [Houston Chronicle] […]… Read More

Daily Demolition Report: Glengarry Glen Haven

Swamplot’s Daily Demolition Report lists buildings that received City of Houston demolition permits the previous weekday. ABD. “A”, always. “B”, be. “D”, demolishing. Always be demolishing. Commercial Structures St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 7200 Bellaire Blvd. 77074 (Sharpstown Acreage) Residences 1419 Malone St. 77007 (Woodcrest) 328 W. 33rd St. 77018 (Garden Oaks; photos) 4123 Falkirk Ln. […]… Read More

Spring Home Listing Photo of the Day: The End of the Line

9131 Landry Blvd. [HAR]

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We Now Turn to KHOU’s New Studio-Apartment-Sized Studio, Reporting to Us Across from Discovery Green

KHOU is showing a rendering of the new Downtown satellite studio it plans to open in a storefront space that’s part of Avenida Houston, the collection of restaurants and entertainment venues Houston First has been corralling into the George R. Brown convention center’s expanded frontage along Avenida de Las Americas. The 780-sq.-ft. studio will be KHOU’s first […]… Read More

The Woodlands Beats Houston to Its Dockless Bikesharing Future

While Houston’s city council debates proposed new regulations that might allow as many as 6 competing companies to let loose as many as 3,500 new leave-’em-anywhere shared bicycles each across the city over the course of a year, The Woodlands has decided to go ahead with its own smaller kiosk-free program — with a single vendor. […]… Read More

The First New Tenant in 7800 Washington’s Warehouse Redo Won’t Hang Around for Long

The former packaging warehouse at 7800 Washington — on its way to being reworked so that offices, furniture showrooms, and a restaurant can move into it, likely next year — already has a new tenant in place: The Study, a pop-up gallery and shop selling prints, greeting cards, and design-y gifts. Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Levine runs the store, which […]… Read More

Swamplot Sponsor: Just Buyers Houston

Thanks to Just Buyers Houston, today’s Swamplot Sponsor of the Day! Thinking about jumping into the market for a new place? Contact Judy Thompson of Just Buyers Houston. Have any interest in becoming a Swamplot Sponsor? Here’s how to learn more.… Read More

Houston Home Sales Still Strong; Temporary Housing Program Approved; Pappa Charlies Barbeque Calls It Quits in East Downtown

Dallas Fund Buys 4-Property, 16-Building Houston Industrial Portfolio [Realty News Report] Houston Home Sales and Leases Up in November Despite Tight Supply, Finds HAR [HBJ] Houston Suburbs Feel Varied Effects of Annexation Law Change [Houston Chronicle ($)] What $1,100 a Month in Rent Will Get You in Houston [abc13] Houston City Council Approves $425M Contract […]… Read More