Slice of speculation: Biz Buzz has it on good authority that fast-casual eatery Mod Pizza plans a Texas City restaurant in Palmer Plaza, 3400 block of Palmer Highway. The pizzeria will rise in a small, newly built retail center on the site occupied by Gus’ Restaurant, which is moving across the street. More on that shortly.

Houston-based Edifis Group is rumored to have plans to soon demolish the Gus’ Restaurant building, 3402 Palmer Highway, and replace it with a 4,300-square-foot strip center that would include Mod Pizza, a restaurant chain founded in Seattle, Washington, in 2008. Mod Pizza has more than 400 restaurants in the United States and United Kingdom.

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Tom Marshall

The original fisherman's wharf was waaaaay better than anything around here today. Bought plenty of their po boys, nobody has ever made one better. I would gladly go back to those times, so much better than what is there today.

Carlos Ponce

Ditto for Gus's in Texas City. Their barbeque po boys were the best in the 1960s! It was located at 1015 9th Street North. The current location may be fancier but the original was far better in taste. With every change of location or ownership, something is lost.

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