barracuda

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barracuda last won the day on July 20 2011

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  1. From a couple weeks ago.
  2. Looks like the exterior is nearly complete. Street view is on Google from a month ago: https://goo.gl/maps/mPLo2EZ2M6z
  3. I'm all for demolishing it. Put in a parkway with dedicated bike lanes and maybe some nice landscaped sidewalks or park-like areas. The structure itself is an eyesore, and the value of the land alongside it would skyrocket if demo'd.
  4. Houston Tomorrow is one organization promoting better urbanism. I don't know if they have a Facebook page. http://houstontomorrow.org/
  5. My Heights improvement value went up 50%. I'm beginning to think my neighbor with a rotting, dilapidated house is the smart one on the street, as her home value barely budged.
  6. Perhaps it's time we rename Montrose to the "Mattress District".
  7. This helps explain the mattress store industry: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-02-17/why-are-there-so-many-sleepy-s-mattress-stores-
  8. It definitely looks like a renovation to me. The new brick stand out, as do what look like metal framed windows and the covered rooftop. Whatever the case, I'm glad to see this spot become something functional, as it still beats a derelict building left overgrown with weeds.
  9. More than anything, I'd like to see Heights and Montrose connected, then from Montrose to Hermann Park and the Med Center. There is no direct, easy way to bike between the Heights and Montrose, and the light rail skips both neighborhoods. On Lamar, I have to say the bright green paint looks a bit tacky to me, but it does serve its purpose as it clearly sticks out as a bike lane. Can't wait to try it out.
  10. I'm not a dog owner, but I think the dog park is a nice addition. It's fenced so I don't think you'll have strays running amok. That was more of a problem when it was an unofficial dog park.
  11. With the improvements to Buffalo Bayou Park and the increase in visitors, this makes sense. I'd love to see Allen Parkway become more of a street and less of a high-speed thoroughfare. We already have Memorial Drive for pass through traffic.
  12. My guess is it may just take time to catch on. It's a high traffic area, and when Eatzi's was there it was always busy. On the other hand, some people may be like me and avoid the area specifcally because of the traffic.
  13. Such a nice space to sell something as boring as mattresses.
  14. I believe this is the lot that had the carpet and floor building. The building was demolished and construction is going on.