With demolition of former Smith & Wollensky building, Highland Village project moves forward

Demolition work was underway the week of May 11 at the former location of Smith & Wollensky in Highland Village, 4007 Westheimer Road. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Demolition work was underway the week of May 11 at the former location of Smith & Wollensky in Highland Village, 4007 Westheimer Road. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Demolition work was underway the week of May 11 at the former location of Smith & Wollensky in Highland Village, 4007 Westheimer Road. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Demolition at the former site of Smith & Wollensky in Highland Village, 4007 Westheimer Road, began earlier this month, almost two years after the restaurant closed.

The location is slated for construction of a four-story, 40,000 square foot building, according to state filings in March. Construction cost was estimated at $5.8 million with an eight-month project timeline.


Part of the building is expected to house a Lululemon "experiential store" concept. A spokesperson for the brand said there was no news to share on the location's opening plans. A job posting earlier this year sought applicants for a general manager for the new store model.

Lululemon opened the first iteration of the expanded store concept in Chicago in July 2019, offering yoga studios, a juice bar and cafe, and gathering spaces, in addition to its apparel.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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