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Nole23 last won the day on March 17 2017

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  1. Any details regarding the 717 Texas ground floor renovation? Sounds great.
  2. 509 & 517 Louisiana to be Demolished

    Sorry to bring up an old wound, but the Lancaster hotel is obviously going through renovations per the article below, but didn't realized it was sold to new owners a month before Harvey. So the previous family who owned the hotel tore these old buildings down and then sold it. Now I'm mad all over again... "When the storied Lancaster Hotel reopens in August, it will be with a new look and a new image as perhaps the city's most artful hotel. Purchased last year by the Shinn family -- they own Magnolia Lodging, a handful of hotels in the Dallas area -- the Lancaster was already facing a renovation to update its exterior with a coat of taupe paint and deep navy blue awnings and an interior redesign to return it to its Regency-style beginnings. (Magnolia Lodging is not related to the Magnolia Hotel or Magnolia Ballroom.) New owners purchased the hotel a month before Hurricane Harvey Until the Shinn family bought it, the Lancaster had always been operated by DeGeorge's descendants. That family closed their Auditorium Hotel in 1981 for a big update and it reopened in 1983 as the Lancaster."
  3. Houston Open is proposed to be held in Memorial Park in 2019 for the first time since 1963. We will see if it happens. "The Houston Open, the Bayou City's annual PGA Tour stop, is proposed to be held in Memorial Park in 2019, bringing the tournament back within city limits. The tournament could relocate from the Golf Club of Houston, which is in Humble, to Memorial Park Golf Course next year, according to proposals that outline the plan obtained by the Houston Business Journal. The move comes after Mayor Sylvester Turner said in April 2017 he wanted to return the tournament to Houston. Still, the Houston Open remains without a future date and title sponsor, valued at around $8 million to $12 million a year, after failing to find one for its recent tournament starting in late March. "This move would place the tournament on centerstage in downtown Houston, creating a central location for the city to rally around," the proposal reads. "Houston Proud Partners of the Houston Open would have the opportunity to collaborate with the Houston Golf Association on this historic move and make a lasting statement that would be seen for generations."
  4. Theater District Master Plan

    No, they'll only close down the surrounding streets for festivals on the weekends. Louisiana is a major thoroughfare that connects to I-10 out of downtown. Looks awesome and I love the fact that a restaurant is also going in. With the Bank of America building's renovation across the street, which will also include a restaurant, this will be great for the area.
  5. Downtown Restaurant and Bar Scene - More Coming

    Just my opinion, but the issue I see with the Shops is the design and the average pedestrian has no clue what's inside, similar to the Houston Pavilions/Greenstreet, because it is enclosed. I've lived downtown since 2016 and haven't been inside since I worked on a project nearby back in 2014, but I frequent many restaurants that are open to the street all over downtown as I'm walking by. Pappa Bros Steakhouse is always packed in the evenings and is located in the same building as The Shops, but its at the ground level and open to the street. I LOVE the fact that 5 Houston Center is re-purposing this corner into a nice restaurant and patio. Hopefully this trend continues with buildings downtown as the residential population and other activity increases.
  6. Marlowe: 20-floors, Downtown Condo Tower

    Well according to the rendering it looks like they'll at least cover up the concrete garage..
  7. I love this development. Great infill with ground floor retail. Hopefully this trend continues in the Washington Cooridor.
  8. Camden Conte: 21-Stories x2 (2 Phases) - Downtown

    Yea this project and the new park will definitely spur a lot more development in this part of downtown.
  9. Market Square Tower: 40-Story High-Rise for Downtown

    How much of the 32.9% vacancy has to do with The Catalyst, Alexan, Aris, Eighteen25, and 1711 Caroline just opening toward the end of last year? I can't imagine if downtown was doing so poorly that the new high rise across from Marriott Marquis and Camden's new high rise would have given their construction the green light. My balcony faces the Catalyst and I've noticed in the past month more people moving in so it will be interesting to revisit these numbers later in the year.
  10. Market Square Tower: 40-Story High-Rise for Downtown

    This lot is my favorite undeveloped lot downtown right now. Hopefully a huge mixed use project gets built here as you mentioned.
  11. Capitol Lofts @ 711 Main St

    man bear pig
  12. New Park for the Southern Area of Downtown

    Interesting that it's three-fourths of a block. Are they building the park around the Good Year Service center or is that building a goner? Edit: Nevermind, I saw the image after logging into Biz Journals.
  13. Alltmont Building @ 311 Travis Street

    A new pharmacy just opened at the CVS at Market Square Tower. There are also families that live in my building at 500 Crawford. Not a WHOLE lot, but they are there.
  14. Awesome! I drive by this site everyday and can't wait to see what is developed here.
  15. I've lived at 500 Crawford since 2016 and they have always offered 2 months free prorated and the complex is pretty full now.