While Treadsack sets out to conquer the Heights, another Heights-based restaurant group is expanding its presence much further. Lance Fegen and Lee Ellis of FEED TX (BRC Gastropub, Liberty Kitchen) are possibly opening a Liberty Kitchen outpost in the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest neighborhood. Word first spread of the news in the Oak Forest Homeowners Association Facebook group with The Leader receiving confirmation from property owner Miguel Facundo this week.
Liberty Kitchen has yet to disclose concrete plans, possibly because it's not a done deal, so says a representative with FEED TX who told Eater over the weekend it may not happen. However, according to The Leader, "the Liberty Kitchen group signed a five year lease last week (with an option to go longer)." Regardless, construction continues to move forward on 3713 Alba, originally built to suit for Facundo Restaurante. Last fall, Facundo, owner of the car wash eatery Facundo Cafe, called off plans for the second restaurant, putting the property on the market. Facundo tells the neighborhood newspaper that he'll continue to work on the interior and landscaping for Liberty Kitchen.
FEED TX has aggressively increased their holdings in Houston as of late, taking over The El Cantina Superior, reviving their fried chicken and doughnut concept and plans for Liberty Kitchen @ The Treehouse. Fegen and Ellis are on a restaurant spree and it doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon. What's next? Sugar Land? The Woodlands?