For weeks, rumors have been circulating about the sale of the 34th Street Stop and Shop and the building which houses the Surfhouse and Houston Panini & Provisions. Now, all has been revealed.
Bryan Danna of Revive Development, who has done many projects in The Leader area – including 1901 N. Shepherd where Hugs & Donuts is as well as developments that house Lola on Yale and Pink’s Pizza and Shepherd Park Draught House at 3404 North Shepherd – is planning to transform the corner of 34th and Ella.
Preliminary plans on his website show parking along Ella with buildings along the south and west. Danna said he’s keeping the gas station kiosk near the existing tire shop as a design element and also the L-shaped building that is currently the Stop and Shop although he says he’ll be adding a clear story to provide additional light.
The building where Surfhouse and Houston Panini & Provisions reside will be torn down but that doesn’t mean that Danna wants to lose them as tenants.
“I’ve been going to the Surfhouse since I was 12,” he said. “We’ll work with them.”
David Colby with Houston Panini & Provisions tells The Leader they’d like to make it work to stay in the new complex too and are looking for investors to help make it happen.
“We’re going to ride this spot until the wheels fall off,” he said.
For more information on potential tenants and the 1,300 square foot patio Danna is planning to go with the anchor restaurant on the southwest corner, read this week’s Leader.