It’s been more than 19 months since Bryan Danna with RE:VIVE Development purchased 2.5 acres on the southwest corner of 34th and Ella – and recent progress in the build out of the area has many anticipating what is to come.
In May of 2016, RE:VIVE announced its first tenant – the Surfhouse, which has been a mainstay in the community for the last 45 years. As for the remaining tenants Danna said at the time he was going to take his time to find the right mix of tenants, both local and national.
Now, Danna has news about some new signed tenants for the property.
BB’s Café, a popular local Tex-Orleans chain, whose nearest location is on White Oak Drive, will occupy the anchor space in the southwest corner of the center. Danna told The Leader in 2015 that there would be a 1,300 square foot patio for the anchor restaurant and noted that since the sun sets behind the building, the outdoor space will be a pleasant place to hang out.
BBs which serves NOLA-style po’ boys, homemade gumbo, boiled crawfish, and oysters bar has seven other locations in Houston.
“I really wanted to bring the New Orleans culture to Houston,” owner Brook Bassler told KTRK recently, noting that that the restaurant was inspired by his grandmother, a Louisiana native. “All of our locations look different, but all have the same vibe when you walk in the door.”
Another signed restaurant for the complex is Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine, which has its closest location to Leader readers in Montrose. Judging from the number of readers who have long wished for Mediterranean food in the hood, the eatery will be a more than welcome addition.
Lastly, Pop & Pan, the newest incarnation from the folks at Panini & Provisions has been confirmed as a signed tenant. David Colby said Pop & Pan will be a more upscale venture that will still pay homage to their best loved offerings – namely paninis and popcorn.
“We’ll have dinner service, beer and wine, and brunch,” said Colby. “We’re going to change the game with the sandwich.”
RE:VIVE Leasing agent Adrienne Schwartz says that the construction fence has come down and some tenants have already starting building out their spaces.
“The center will look significantly different when the building where Surfhouse is located will be torn down and the parking lot re-surfaced,” said Schwartz.