Posts tagged Houston Heights
Rumor no more: Ronnie Killen's new restaurant will be inside the Loop

Hickory Hollow may have closed its location at 101 Heights Blvd., but the building that housed the beloved restaurant will continue to serve legendary chicken fried steaks. They’ll just be served by one of Houston’s most acclaimed chefs.

Ronnie Killen, Houston’s king of meat, has leased the property from local real estate developer Braun Enterprises for a new concept he’s simply calling Killen’s. It will be the chef’s first restaurant within the Loop and his second inside the Houston city limits. Over the weekend, Killen floated the possibility of opening in a restaurant in the space on social media; in actuality, he's had his eye on the property for months and completed the deal on Friday.  

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Ronnie Killen to open in former Hickory Hollow space

Ronnie Killen's restaurant empire, which has a sizable following for its command of steaks, barbecue and burgers, is growing again. The pitmaster who put Pearland on the nation's barbecue map with Killen's Barbecue, teased on social media Sunday that the former Hickory Hollow space at 101 Heights would be a good place for the next Killen's venture.

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Houston coffee expert brews new cafe and roastery in hip Heights district

For some people, drinking coffee is a daily habit — as long as it’s hot and delivers a sufficient caffeine hit, they’re happy. Other may go a step beyond by grinding their beans fresh every morning or buying a certain drink from the same shop every morning.

True coffee disciples obsess over every detail. They make it their career. Not just by becoming a barista, but by learning how to roast raw coffee beans and traveling around the world to source the best ingredients.

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Anna BeyerleHouston Heights, Retail
Hickory Hollow to Shutter: Inner Loop chicken fried steak favorite prepares to say farewell after 31 years

In the conversation about where to go for Houston’s best chicken fried steak, one restaurant pops up again and again: Hickory Hollow. And why not? The restaurant has been serving them for 41 years at its Fallbrook location in northwest Houston and for over 31 years at its Heights Boulevard location just off Washington Avenue.

February 2019 will be a sad day for fans of the Heights location. Owner Tony Riedel has sold the property to local real estate developer Braun Enterprises, who plans to find a new tenant for the space. The Fallbrook location will remain open, and the restaurant plans to consolidate its successful catering business there, too.

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Braun Enterprises puts urban office brand in Heights redevelopment

Houston-based Braun Enterprises unveiled plans to put its new brand of urban office space at its 2522 Yale redevelopment in the Heights. Additionally, F45 Training has signed up as a second retail tenant in the project.

F45 Training will occupy 3,000 square feet in a new fitness studio adjoining Bishops salon. Braun Enterprises is building out the space and will deliver it to tenants by October.

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Exclusive: Houston Developer Acquires Garden Oaks Facility

The Houston-based development company, known best for buying old inner Loop properties and turning them into viable mixed-use developments, acquired the former Aztec Rentals Center at 2001 W. 24th St. in Garden Oaks. Braun Enterprises plans to develop 20,100 square feet of retail on 2.06 acres and earmarked the remaining 3.46 acres for unspecified development. A construction timeline wasn't provided.

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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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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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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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Acclaimed Austin Burger Joint Picks Hot Heights Development for 4th Location

The Heights' status as Houston's hottest destination for new restaurant openings shows no signs of slowing down. This year alone, new arrivals like Field & Tides, Helen in the Heights, Presidio, and Alice Blue have helped the neighborhood maintain its status as the city's richest source of new openings, and the pace looks to continue next year with more restaurants on the way.

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