Prime Property: Heights Buildings to be Demolished


You can’t tell from the picture, but what lies behind the beige stucco covering these buildings are old church sanctuaries — one which dates back to 1912. The structures, however, are not long for this world, as a real estate investment firm plans to knock them down for a new shopping center.

Braun Enterprises recently purchased the buildings, formerly part of the Baptist Temple at 230 W. 20th St. in the Heights.

The company also owns the former Harold’s in the Heights department store, which has been leased to Torchy’s Tacos of Austin.

Principal Dan Braun said he passed on a national restaurant chain that expressed interest in the Harold’s spot in favor of the quirky taco spot.

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