THE ROADS OF COLLEGE STATION - Harvey Road

UNIVERSITY DRIVE EAST

Built out of the old directory page for Harvey Road, this page is "Version 1.0" of the page. It covers most of what was on the "directory" page and what was on the blog. The links are currently to the old blog, with the exception of the Harvey Road Sonic, which was updated. The buildings with even numbers are on the south side, odd numbers on north side.

SOUTH TEXAS AVENUE

Highway 30 (Harvey Road) starts here with a large shopping center anchored by Kohl's.

1704 George Bush Drive East
I don't anticipate adding a page on George Bush Drive at this time (it's largely campus buildings, historic homes, etc.) so this former Fuddruckers is covered in the Harvey Road page. It's on the north side of the road, catty-corner from what was originally OfficeMax. The restaurant closed during the COVID-19 shutdowns (and was announced to permanently close later). All the signage is still on the outside (at last check) so it's possible it may reopen as a franchised location...


GEORGE BUSH DRIVE EAST

Around the time of OfficeMax's construction in the late 1990s, the road was extended out to Wolf Pen Creek (but dead-ended), the stoplight may have been installed around that time. Around 2003, the road was extended to Holleman.

Fazoli's / 400 Harvey Road
Here since around 2001, this is one of the few remaining Fazoli's restaurants in Texas.

Connecting Point Church / 410 Harvey Road
This church (since at least 2014) was originally an OfficeMax.

Pearl Apartments / 505 Harvey Road
This apartment complex, Pearl Apartments (since around 2018-2019) is made out of three older apartment complexes, and has had some problems in recent years.

Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q / 504 Harvey Road
Maybe not so much "Country Store" (see the link for more), but a few places before Rudy's.

Sonic Drive-In / 512 Harvey Road
This Sonic (built '99) has an unusual color scheme and some seating near the Wolf Pen Creek trail.

Ozona Grill and Bar / 520 Harvey Road
This has been Ozona Grill since 2003, but before that, it was Kona Ranch Steakhouse, a concept by the owners of Johnny Carino's for the first four years or so of the restaurant building's construction.

Johnny Carino's / 620 Harvey Road
There are just about 14 Johnny Carino's locations in Texas left (out of 42 nationally), but College Station's is one of them. It opened around 1999 (somewhere in that era), and has gone under the Carino's Italian name for years (at some point, the chain did revert names).

Pro-Tec Auto Repair / 601 Harvey Road
This auto repair shop has been here for years, though probably not always under that name.

Valero / 603 Harvey Road
Former Diamond Shamrock, check the page for more. One of the area's smallest Circle K stores.

Sundance Apartments / 811 Harvey Road
Carried over from the old "Directory" page, these apartments have been known as Sundance Apartments since at least 1993 and have been there before that.


DARTMOUTH ROAD

This stoplight has barriers to prevent access from Dartmouth to the shopping center. The next light, Munson, has the same thing. I wish that they blasted through some property to make Dartmouth and Munson one road, but the residents of Munson fought tooth and nail for years to prevent Munson from being a useful north-south corridor.

Tacos La Perlita / 915 Harvey Road
My oldest records indicate this was Burgers by Gourmet originally, and a chronology by The Eagle (archived here since the usual archiving tools were down at the time).

They mention it was "Archie's Burgers" before DoubleDave's but may have also served as "Hamburgers by Gourmet" for a while (at least from what my resources seem to imply). From 1990 to 2005 it was DoubleDave's Pizzaworks (at least as far as the lease goes), and then from that point, the tenants served as a revolving door of tenants. There was Shivers Gourmet Shaved Ice from 2006 to 2009, and I believe they even served ice cream (previously it was in the shopping center at George Bush East and Dominik, and began as a shack outside of Manor East Mall not long before it was torn down).

A second location of a Navasota stand-by, Carroll's Giant Burger operated from 2009 to early 2011, and in August 2011, "How Do You Roll?" opened, a sushi bar where you picked the ingredients a la Subway. Unfortunately, I never made it over there before it closed in February 2015.

Eskimo Hut, a drive-through daiquiri store, opened late 2015 and closed permanently January 2019, and in January 2020, the spot reopened as Tacos La Perlita.

Post Oak Square / 1000-1100 Harvey Road
This large shopping center on the south section has seen a number of tenants come and go over the years including Hobby Lobby, Weingarten, and Toys R Us. It currently has a Krispy Kreme in the parking lot!

Guitar Center / 1003 Harvey Road
Opened around 1995 as a Circuit City but moved out a few years before the whole chain went under. In 2012 it reopened as Guitar Center.


POST OAK MALL 1

This stoplight connects to both Post Oak Mall and The Grand 1501 Apartments.

The Grand 1501 Apartments / 1501 Harvey Road
For many years, the apartments were actually two complexes, Plantation Oaks Apartments (the original), and Briarwood Apartments, a property split off from the original. Briarwood even featured its own nightclub on the premises, Zacharias' Green House. The apartments still exist today, though the nightclub is long gone. In 2018 it was folded back into Plantation Oaks and the whole thing was briefly renamed as Castlerock Apartments before its current name (probably because it was nowhere near the Castlerock area).


POST OAK MALL 2

At some point in the 1990s (or even earlier?) the stoplight was modified to disallow left turns onto Harvey Road.
Post Oak Mall / 1500 Harvey Road



The city's only enclosed mall, built in 1982, though has largely fallen out of favor. My old Post Oak Mall page has been inactive for some time and not recently updated. Until then, check out the Brazos Buildings & Businesses post.

EARL RUDDER FREEWAY


While the Highway 30 designation continues past Earl Rudder Freeway, it goes east along what is Boonville Road going northwest. Continuing to go straight is Elmo Weedon Road, which peters out in rural Brazos County.
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