There was a lot of online excitement this week about Bungalow Revival’s announcement that it had purchased a home on the corner of Tulane Street and West 11th Street with plans to make it the future site of both Bungalow Revival and Bespoke, the interior design and home décor store currently at 238 W. 19th St.
Bungalow’s Gilbert Joseph Perez said he is still looking into the history of the home, but said it was built in the 1920s and expanded in the 1930s. He said although the house is adjacent to a historic district, it was not protected by deed restrictions.
“(My partner Nick and I) had seen the house for a long time and thought it had great potential,” Perez said. “Then we saw a ‘for sale’ sign covered by a tree.”
Perez estimates it will take seven to eight months for the house to be renovated. He plans four office spaces downstairs with the upstairs reserved for residential. There will be two spaces for new tenants.
Ship Channel Trading Company opening pushed back
Levi Craig, owner of Ship Channel Trading Company, had hoped to open his coffee shop on Wakefield Drive by now. Then Tropical Storm Imelda had her say.
Craig said he was inside the building working on the menu when it started to flood the morning of Sept. 19. At one point, the building had nearly 2 feet of standing water.
But water quickly receded once the rain stopped, sparing most of his roasting equipment. He had moved a lot of equipment upstairs when water started seeping into the building.
Craig now says he hopes to be open sometime this month.
“We have all of our permits. I’m hoping two weeks or less,” Craig said. “Once I get the roaster back together we should be able to firm up an opening date.”
Roovy Technologies at San Francisco startup event
Founded by Delicious Concepts CEO Ken Bridge in 2016, Roovy allows diners to order, pay and collect Roovy rewards entirely from their smartphones. Now Roovy Technologies will appear at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco as Houston’s only representing startup. Conference attendees will get a first look at the platform’s new demo release and updated features.
“We’re excited to represent Houston solely at Disrupt this year and we’re looking forward to promoting the emerging tech and startup ecosystem that our amazing city has to offer,” Bridge said.
TechCrunch Disrupt gathers startups and industry insiders to connect and exchange innovative concepts. Learn more at www.roovy.io.
Braun seeks building tenants for Shepherd
A marketing flyer from Braun Enterprises shows retail space up to 4,436 square feet in level one of its development at 2401 N. Shepherd Dr. across from the Heights H-E-B.
Signed tenants include Phenix Salon, Nails of America, Eyes on the Heights Optometry, Club Pilates, Lovett Dental and fitness franchise Spenga.
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Luxury transportation company founder moves to area
New Mangum Manor resident Matt Shafik is the founder of Genesis Corporate Transportation, which began in 1990.
“We are a full-service, luxury ground transportation company with a wide range of vehicles from sedans and SUVs to stretch limousines, sprinters, and buses,” Shafik said. “With over 2,000 licensed limousine companies in the Houston area, we were the 31st company to be licensed by the city and credit our success and longevity to our commitment to customer service and safety.”
For more information visit www.Genesislimo.com or email Info@Genesislimo.com.
Villanueva joins Texas Bus Sales
that Larry Villanueva has accepted the role as a transportation consultant for the company, which has an office on 34th Street. Hw will oversee customer service operations at Texas Bus Sales – San Antonio. His role will include warranty, service, parts and sales.
SK Designs touts local elementaries
SK Designs recently spoke at a Custom Workroom Conference in Charlotte N.C. about Stevens and Wainwright Elementary school Sewing Club programs in an effort to encourage other workroom owners (200 attendees) to consider doing the same. Also discussed was the Harris Health Systems pediatric surgical cap project that Oak Forest Girl Scout Isabella Trevino spearheaded for her Silver Award project. Attendees at the event made or brought 125 caps for Isabella to contribute.
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