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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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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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Rumor No More: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken Opens Houston Location (Update)

Update: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken officially opened its Houston location May 7 after holding soft opening hours over the weekend, according to Eater Houston. The company's website lists store hours for the Houston location — at 1815 Washington Ave. — as 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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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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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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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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