For decades, the area between Houston Avenue, Studemont, Interstate 10 and Washington Avenue was a tangle of warehouse, industrial plants and a smattering of wood frame homes. It has only been in the last 10 or 15 years that the area began to see significant development as there became more of a desire for urban living. Home to numerous art complexes, the first development domino to fall was when a Target, something the entire Heights area lacked after K-Mart on 19th Street closed its doors (along with all the K-Marts in Houston), opened. Eventually, a Kroger Signature store followed just west at Studemont. Now, one of the last industrial holdouts is finally clearing out.
Aerial view with the tile plant area highlighted in yellow.
Texas Tile Manufacturing, located smack dab in between Target and Kroger, has finally decided to vacate its huge facility that now represents prime real estate along Interstate 10.More »