HHA Recognizes the Lifeblood of Houston Heights at the 44th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

The 44th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner & Community Improvement Awards took place on February 25, 2018 at the Houston Heights City Hall & Fire Station. Emceed by HHA President Bill Baldwin, much of the event was rightfully spent honoring not only current Houston Heights stand-outs but also beloved leaders of past generations. Bill opened the ceremony saying, “We only have such a bright future ahead because of the legwork done in the past by those before us. Our neighborhood is more intact because of these individuals, and we have to work to preserve that.”

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Montrose Bar's Swanky Renovations To Start Soon

If there was an award for Houston's busiest urban core redeveloper, Braun Enterprises just might take home the gold.

The Houston-based developer shared its plans to renovate 1617 Richmond, home to the popular sports bar Revelry on Richmond and just over 5,000 square feet of available retail, restaurant and patio space in the Montrose area. Demolition has already begun at the property and construction should kick off in 60 days, Braun's Zach Wolf told the Houston Business Journal. From there, the renovations should wrap up in three or four months.

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Popular Vegan Food Truck Rolls into The Heights for New Brick and Mortar Restaurant

Over the past few years, the number of restaurants in The Heights keeps growing. A neighborhood that once only had a few dining options now offers choices to suit almost any taste. On Tuesday, one of Houston’s most popular food trucks revealed that it’s joining the growing movement. Ripe Cuisine, the vegan truck from chef-owner Stephanie Hoban, announced on Facebook that it will open a restaurant at Braun Enterprise’s Heights Waterworks development.

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Braun Enterprises Signs Retailers at New Midtown Redevelopment

Braun Enterprises has landed Verizon, Title Boxing Club and new-to-Houston Bishops as initial tenants in its upcoming Midtown redevelopment. The 16,021-square-foot building at 3100 Fannin, at the northwest corner of Elgin, represents the latest of more than 30 inner Loop redevelopments for the Houston real estate firm. The project includes offices on the second floor and retail on the first.

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Exclusive: Braun Enterprises Under Contract on Galleria Office Building

The Houston-based developer, which is known for buying older inner-Loop properties and developing them into viable mixed-use projects, is under contract to buy a 160,000-square-foot office building near the Galleria Mall, Dan Braun told the Houston Business Journal. There's a 30,000-square-foot vacancy in the property over four contiguous floors; Braun said the company will develop creative office space in that chunk of space and lease to small companies.

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First New Tenant Opens at Grove Heights

When Braun Enterprises purchased the strip center at 1900 West 18th Street in the Timbergrove/Lazybrook area in the fall of 2016, they branded the center as Grove Heights. Braun’s Zach Wolf told The Leader at the time that it was an underserved retail area and they were in discussion with some new, potential tenants.

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New Kind of Pho Restaurant Planned for Garden Oaks, with Fast Delivery, Too

The proprietor of a popular Washington Avenue late night spot has a plan to deliver a new twist on one of the city’s favorite dishes.

Ninja Ramen owner Christopher Huang has signed a lease to bring a new pho restaurant to the Braun Enterprises-owned Ella Plaza shopping center in Garden Oaks that's home to The Union Kitchen. Called Flying Pho, the restaurant will open in December in the space formerly occupied by shuttered bagel shop Toasted.

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Dallas Seafood Boil Spot Shell Shack Is En Route to Houston

Over the next few years, Dallas’ based chain Shell Shack will bring its take on the Cajun seafood boil to Houston. 

The restaurant will pair with a franchisee called Houston Shellfish Ventures to bring multiple locations of Shell Shack to Houston in the next few years. Shell Shack president and CEO Dallas Hale tells Eater that the first outpost, which will open at 2412 Washington Avenue, is already under construction. A second outpost is also expected to arrive soon in Katy, though no location has been selected yet.

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Exclusive: Braun Beefs Up Portfolio with Midtown, North Houston Properties

Houston-based Braun Enterprises has several more properties to add to its growing Bayou City retail portfolio. The development company, which has become well-known for acquiring older Heights-area properties and flipping them into viable retail developments, is building a 4,316-square-foot retail property at 311 West Gray Street near Midtown, Braun's Zach Wolf told the Houston Business Journal.

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