La Vista 101 Owner Greg Gordon announced the closing of his restaurant in early July, and the space is available for lease again. Braun Enterprises has a marketing flyer for the second generation restaurant space at 1805 W. 18th St.
“Free-standing building is centrally located near epicenter of Houston, just minutes away from The Heights, Garden Oaks, the Galleria and Memorial,” it reads.
The building is 2,938 square feet with 39 parking spaces.
Local Poke, skoah now open at Ella Oaks
Local Poke announced that its soft opening will last from July 12-18. During that time, all fountain drinks are on the house.
Skoah, Houston’s first facial-only shop, opened its doors for business July 18. Skoah’s unique personal-training-for-your-skin concept creates customized treatments delivered by skoah’s personal skincare trainers using the Canadian-based company’s proprietary skin and hair care product line.
Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit skoah.oakforest on Facebook and Instagram or online at http://bit.ly/skoah-OF-Facials.
Revive’s Monica Danna said Local Poke and skoah are the last two tenants in the first phase of Revive’s Ella Oaks development.
43rd Kroger remodel
If you’re wondering about the fence and tent in the Kroger parking lot at 1352 W. 43rd St., you are not alone. Kroger Corporate Affairs Manager Sparkle Anderson said the store is doing a remodel, with some new cases, new fixtures and new décor. The parking lot setup is being used for storage.
In May 2014, the store got a $5 million renovation with new refrigeration cases and an expanded beer and wine section, specialty cheeses, natural and organic items as well as gluten-free foods.
SpindleTap Brewery acquires Avid Coffee Co.
SpindleTap, located in Northeast Houston, has rebranded Avid as Spindletap Coffee Company. SpindleTap Coffee Co. will have a roasting facility onsite at the brewery where Avid’s co-founder, Matthew McKenzie, will work alongside Garrison Mathis, Spindletap’s brewmaster.
McKenzie, along with Jeff George, had been serving roasted coffee out of the Avid Coffee Truck in Garden Oaks and the Heights since 2017. Avid was recognized in The Leader’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” for best coffee among other accolades. McKenzie also worked with Brash Brewing Company on Stormcrusher — its collaboration with Brewery Ommegang in New York — and its imperial coffee stout, Cortado.
SpindleTap Coffee Co. will offer its products online this fall as well.
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