ON OUR RADAR HOWDY NEIGHBOR! Construction has started on phase one of the BUFFALO HEIGHTS DISTRICT, a new mixed-use real estate district located around the corner from LOCAL Houston on Washington Avenue between South Heights Boulevard and Studemont Street. The ini- tial construction will be a new 7-story mixed-use building which includes a new H-E-B, 230 upscale multifamily apartment units and three floors of boutique office space. An additional 2,000 sf of retail space is available next to H-E-B. GOOD SPIRITS TITIANIUM TEQUILA, the Houston-based premium liquor, is on track to become the fastest-growing tequila in Texas! Local Houstonian Robert Tijerina is the founder and one of the driving forces behind the brand’s success and new partnership with Republic National Distributing to distribute the luxury brand throughout Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Houston-based Titanium has only been on shelves for two and a half years and has already earned a coveted Gold Medal at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits, a 94 Excellent Score in the 2017 Ultimate Beverage Challenge competition. 10 L O C A L | june 17 With an expected completion of spring 2019, this H-E-B helps cement the district’s goal of creating a walkable community where a healthy lifestyle is cultivated via easily accessible fresh food, outdoor activity and a wealth of natural spaces.