The Heights strip center that used to be home to Harolds in the Heights is well under construction and its transformation into a hip foodie hangout is almost here. We think. The Houston area's third Torchy's Tacos and a new gourmet food market Heights General Store both hoped to open their doors this summer in the spot.
That's no longer a possibility.
A sign at 350 West 19th Street now promises that Torchy's is "firing up in September." On the other side of the old Harolds' building, progress seems to be slower. On a recent CultureMap visit, workers stood on the roof, working on a covered rooftop terrace for the Heights General Store. The Harolds sign remains up on the east side of the building, where it's expected to stay as a nod to the historic former tenant.
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