Thursday, April 2, 2015
Trudis gone, Aldi coming - UPDATED
The Robindell Shopping Center at the corner of Beechnut and Bissonnet is all fenced off and demolition equipment is on scene. According to Swamplot, everything is going except the Baskin Robbins. In it's place, a new Aldi has been announced. Aldi is a German discount grocer related to Trader Joe's featuring mostly their own store brands. If you're not familiar, see this story from Business Insider which I posted on the sidebar some time ago.
While I, and other readers of this blog, will miss Trudis, the best birria in town, the addition of an Aldi is at least some good news. Hopefully Trudis will find another location near by.
Elsewhere I've also seen where Taqueria Arandas is not abandoning our part of town completely. The former Taqueria Cancun on S. Gessner, south of Beechnut, will become a corporate-owned outlet for the Houston-based taqueria chain.
UPDATE: THIS TAQUERIA ARANDAS IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
My earlier report on Trudis.