"Axelrad conversion to beer garden under way"

While across the street the HCC-owned old villa that had stood vacant but adorned with vibrant colors as a result of an "art attack" (some, including the Houston Chronicle, experienced it as an eyesore, though that's a matter of taste), a brighter future is in store for the historic Axelrad Building in the NW corner Almeda and Alabama. The two-story red-brick structure is in the first stage of renovation for adaptive reuse, with dilapidated windows and frames being replaced.

via Houston Streetwise