I just watched the video. Very nice and eerily realistic (except all the people seem to Anglo and nothing else). I do wonder why "caninos" (first letter not capitalized) is on the gable end of one pavilion. Is the family still involved? Where naming rights sold with the land? Keeping that bit of tradition does not upset me though. I like it
One thing I will bring up, since I'm on a grammar tear today, is the signage at what must be the main entry and which reads "HOUSTON FARMER'S MARKET." Why is the possessive of FARMER'S singular and not plural, i.e., FARMERS' ? Is there only one farmer?
I do like this rendering. Maybe I'm too picky but the single word "apart" means separate or different from as in "Keep those two dogs apart; they do not get along." If Twitter1 is asking if the development is a part (a constituent of) Greenway Plaza I would say no. It is interesting that Twitter1 put quotes around "apart." Maybe he or she was just baiting someone like me, a grammar obsessive/compulsive.
I also share confusion about which buildings are and are not a part of Greenway Plaza. The residential towers west of Timmons have the 77046 zip code and I was told at one time that Phoenix tower was not a part of GP but was apart from it.
According to a June 2007 entry in this same thread there was a Samperi's on Telephone road at some time.
My mother was an educator in the Aldine district at one time and she spoke of a Therese Samperi who was a high school principal and whose family had a delicatessen but that is all I remember.
Frank A. Mandola owns and operates Mandola's on Leeland. His son, Joseph is playing an increasing role in the operation of the restaurant. I love their spaghetti with Italian sausage which they make right on the premises.
Re: The Four Palms. Before graduating from Milby H.S. in 1962, the big cruising place was the Ranger Drive Inn on Telephone Rd. Up and down Telephone were clubs including The Four Palms. There was The No Palms, The Palms, The Dancers, and others. Most were "Pressure Cooker" hangouts. Today Microwaves and Frozen Dinners have replaced pressure cookers. It was really something to see how many cars filled the club's parking lots in the afternoons and early evenings. HPD occasional had to be called to calm marriage disturbances.