THE ROADS OF COLLEGE STATION - Harvey Road

HARVEY ROAD

Built out of the old directory page for Harvey Road, this page is "Version 4.0" of the page. Some errors were corrected and the page has been updated to line up with current design philosophies. 1704 George Bush East (Joe's Italian Restaurant) was restored. Advance Auto Parts, Wolf Creek Car Wash, Brazos Star Credit Union, and Carter Creek Condos have been added. Johnny Carino's has been moved in the list. Guitar Center, Post Oak Mall, and Koppe Bridge have been updated. The Grand 1501 Apartments have been removed (it appears that it split again). Tacos La Perlita has been folded into the new Woodstone Center section (adding a few things back from the old directory).
The buildings with even numbers are on the south side, odd numbers on north side.

SOUTH TEXAS AVENUE (BUS-6) to DARTMOUTH STREET

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

Advance Auto Parts / 204 Harvey Road
This was Western Auto Parts until around 1998, then Advance Auto Parts after it rebranded the chain. It also has an "CarDoc" auto shop.

Joe's Italian Restaurant / 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 restaurant is covered in here. It's on the north side of the road, catty-corner from what was originally OfficeMax. Joe's Italian Restaurant is the fifth restaurant in the space and originally J.J. Mugg's, though has served as a Fuddruckers in recent memory.

Wolf Creek Car Wash / 300 Harvey Road
Named after Wolf Pen Creek that runs behind the facility, this also does oil changes. It features a Chevron sign above the main road sign (changed sometime around 2019 to current colors), despite not being a gas station.

Taco Bell / 310 Harvey Road
I seem to remember that this Taco Bell (from 1981) was rebuilt sometime in the early 2000s, but I can't find proof of it right now.

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. 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.


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
Chain barbecue restaurant. Maybe not so much "Country Store" (see the link for more), but a few places before Rudy's (though the building was rebuilt for 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.

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 my page for more. One of the area's smallest Circle K stores.

Brazos Star Credit Union / 701 Harvey Road
This opened as First State Bank (of Caldwell) in 1986 and merged with First American Bank in 1996, and later became Citibank in 2004 when they bought FAB. Citibank closed this branch around 2009, and FedStar Credit Union opened this branch in 2010.

Between 2018 and 2021, FedStar Credit Union changed the name of its branch here (they had changed the name officially in 2016) to its current name.

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 in 1999, and has gone under the Carino's Italian name for years (at some point, the chain did revert names). This is placed past the other entries as it's located down the street from even 701 Harvey Road.

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 DRIVE to EARL RUDDER FREEWAY

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.

WOODSTONE CENTER

Woodstone Center is a strip center with some "interior" stores, a bit like a small open-air mall. You can see an overview of the place here (I got it from Loopnet, which got it from an old city document).

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, its first parking-lot restaurant since Grandy's closed many years prior.

Guitar Center / 1003 Harvey Road
From 1995 to 2007 this was a Circuit City, with the store moving to University Drive East. In 2012 it reopened as Guitar Center.

Post Oak Mall / 1500 Harvey Road



The city's only enclosed mall, built in 1982, though has largely fallen out of favor. Check out the Brazos Buildings & Businesses post, where I've been working on adding a full tenant history.

Chuy's Tex-Mex / 1512 Harvey Road
Opened sometime in January 2010, this popular chain restaurant opened in underused parking space in the mall facing the freeway.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse / 1520 Harvey Road
In July 2011, a second full-service restaurant opened in front of the mall, but these two were the only ones rather than the whole frontage. In retrospect, the lots were probably sold by Sears, which commanded that part of the parking lot and part of the slow dismantling of the chain.


EARL RUDDER FREEWAY to BOONVILLE ROAD (FM 159) / TEXAS STATE HIGHWAY 30 SOUTH


Earl Rudder Freeway can be accessed through this page. Harvey Road goes to two lanes at this point.

Baymont Inn & Suites / 2611 Harvey Road
Hotel built in 2015, their site can be seen here.

Carter Creek Condos / 1451 Associates Avenue
Associates Avenue has long been a truck route and back way out of the movie theater (and Sam's Club, but mostly the theater), but these condominiums were built around 2018-2019.

Oakwood Crossing / 3210 Harvey Road
Built around 2018-2019, this apartment complex (266 units) was originally called "Ariza" (part of a "chain" of apartment complexes).

Koppe Bridge Bar & Grill / 3940 Harvey Road
This restaurant opened in August 2002 at the long-defunct site of Jose's (which moved to Bryan in the early 1990s after their building at 4004 Harvey burned down).

C&J Barbeque / 4304 Harvey Road
C&J Grocery opened in 1981 as a small store and gas station, but later focused on barbecue entirely. The old gas brand isn't known at this time. Just east of here Harvey Road becomes Elmo Weedon Road, which peters out in a series of roads that all turn back on themselves. State Highway 30 itself continues to the south beyond Boonville Road. Return to the Main Page | Email


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