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  1. US Golf and Games? 10106 Thermon
  2. I don't know anything about the Big Chief chain but 1011 N. Main in Highlands was a Big Chief from the 60s until at least the mid-80s if not longer. I do have a vague recollection of them opening another location in maybe in Crosby or Baytown. It looks a little different now, but this is the building Google Street View linky
  3. Wow! Nice call on my quote! Yep. It's from Blockbuster. For some reason I have always liked that song. I may have over played my hand. Maybe not TOO much like Westbury Square, just a feel with the "old English" style, the clock tower, the second floor offices, and the little plaza areas in front of part of it. The second floor is still there, you can see the windows on the back side and they may still lease out some of the space, not sure.
  4. If memory serves, the original grocer at 18091 Upper Bay Road location (Nassau Bay Village) was Weingarten's. Cool center back in the day. Even had professional offices on a second story. It had sort of Westbury Square-ish feel.
  5. Let me unearth this old old old thread with new info from Swamplot... WOW! What a time capsule! Look through all the photos in the HAR listing. Looks like Tootsie's husband lived on until 2011 (102!!!) while not changing much and then the heirs left it alone as well.
  6. Nope. I am very creeped out. I was going to mention something but, you know, procrastination....
  7. Wondering if the OP meant Dart-Tex or dart textured bricks...
  8. From my 1966 Directory, Looks like it was at 1225 Broadway in Harrisburg. There was also another location at 345 w. 19th in the Heights
  9. Okay my 1976 Directory has this for Handy Andy: These stores that you already mentioned: #81 14610 Memorial #83 1407 S. Voss #84 9660 Westheimer (assuming the 1960 store was not included since it wasn't in the city limits then) It also lists these locations without store numbers: 6400 Westpark Room 340 (Corporate Office?) 9700 Hillcroft (I think this used to be a Rice in the 80s before Walmart) 12148 Gulf Freeway (I remember this as PharMor in the 90s, I can't remember what preceded it) These two do not seem to have the distinctive roof structure of the others from Google Earth 1977.
  10. What about the Southeast side. There was a Glen Echo apartments at 7939 Sarita. That is walking distance from the YMCA right off the Loop. The Loop would have been under construction in the late 60s. Milby HS is not too far north of that location as well. Definitely walkable.
  11. They don't have an app but they have a mobile optimized page. I have a link to it on my phone's home screen. I prefer it to Google/Waze etc to get an overview of the traffic situation and decide which way freeway to take. I really only use Google Maps or Waze if I am on a trip and unfamiliar with the area. I have also used their historical traffic data and viewed the traffic cameras. I think they also coordinate emergency management between various regional agencies and monitor the freeways for problems. I don't think they are a waste of taxpayer money. Just my opinion
  12. According to HCAD, it was built in 1968. My 1976 directory has it as Gerland's Food Fair #4. It does resemble a lot of the Weingarten's that I remember. I guess Weingarten could have sold it to Gerland's, early, before they went out of business in the early 80's.
  13. Just looked it up for you was Carpet World. So obvious, NeneE, after your description of the sign!
  14. Cool. I wonder if they will accept a water bill as proof of residency? I just own rental property in the city limits but I am no longer an actual resident.
  15. Yeah. I can put it with my old CRT Computer Monitor too! So, anyone have any suggestions? I know Goodwill stopped taking them and most of the electronics recyclers only take computer parts