Montrose-River Oaks roundup: 5 business openings, closings to know

Jackson's Place, which marked 16 years in business in August, had to close its Montrose-River Oaks location because of the COVID-19 slowdown. Its Midtown location remains open.  (Nathan Colbert/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jackson's Place, which marked 16 years in business in August, had to close its Montrose-River Oaks location because of the COVID-19 slowdown. Its Midtown location remains open. (Nathan Colbert/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jackson's Place, which marked 16 years in business in August, had to close its Montrose-River Oaks location because of the COVID-19 slowdown. Its Midtown location remains open. (Nathan Colbert/Community Impact Newspaper)

New businesses are moving in and others are scaling back in the River Oaks/Montrose area. Here is a look at some of the businesses making changes recently.

Space Montrose, 1706 Westheimer Road, Ste 2, reopened Aug. 30 after shutting down in mid-August to deal with a "bat colony issue," according to the store's social media posts. The shop carries locally crafted apparel, cards and other gifts. 832-649-5743. www.spacemontrose.com

The new restaurant Bludorn, 807 Taft St., Houston, opened for dinner service Aug. 21. The former executive chef of Cafe Boulud in Manhattan, Aaron Bludorn, and his wife, Victoria Pappas, of the longtime Houston-area restaurant family, developed the concept, offering “creative and eclectic American cuisine,” according to a news release, with a focus on sustainable, local and seasonal ingredients. 713-999-0146. www.bludornrestaurant.com

Wine cellar and lounge Vault & Vino opened in mid-July at 2505 Mason St., Houston. The building houses a series of climate-controlled lockers for wine storage as well as an expansive lounge to stay and enjoy wine with other clients of the members-only cellar. 713-364-5391. www.vaultandvino.com

Jackson’s Place dog day care is permanently closing its Montrose/River Oaks-area facility at 1635 Dunlavy St., the business announced Aug. 21, citing a decline amid COVID-19. The day care’s Midtown location remains open at 3511 Milam St., which will also soon house its dog treat-baking operation. The facility offers supervised, cage-free dog day care and boarding. 713-529-1200. www.jacksonsplace.com


The upscale home decor and furniture store Wisteria is closing down all of its operations, including its Houston location at 3461 W. Alabama St., which opened in November 2019. The Dallas-based company, founded in 2000 initially as a mail-order catalog, was acquired by the British company OKA Direct Ltd. in 2018. The closures were announced June 29, and the Houston location had been removed from the company website by late August. 800-320-9757. www.wisteria.com
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.