Leader note: To clarify the original post, Braun purchased Aztec’s former location. Aztec moved to Pinemont last April in order to expand.
Big news for 34th Street. Braun Enterprises has purchased the former Aztec Rental Center at 2001 W. 34th St. The site is approximately 5.5 acres.
The current plans are to develop one tract of land into 20,100 square feet of retail space, with a secondary tract available for future development.
In 2014, Braun Enterprises purchased Ella Plaza which was a struggling shopping center and reinvigorated it with the redevelopment that continues to boom on the corner of 34th and Ella.
“Ella Plaza continues to thrive as does our redevelopment of 3401 W TC Jester where we leased to Tacos A Go Go,” said Zach Wolf. “We’ve been looking for additional opportunities in Garden Oaks / Oak Forest for some time. We are very excited to find a new opportunity in this rapidly growing neighborhood.”
Wolf said that they intend on catering to the many young families in the neighborhood by developing a “family-oriented retail project.”
The property was owned by the Eldon Sorsby Family Trust and appraised by HCAD in 2018 for $924,773. Aztec Rental company officially closed the doors there last April and opened for business at 7721 Pinemont, citing a need for growth and more space.