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  1. IMG_1556 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr IMG_1554 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr IMG_1555 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr IMG_1557 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr
    6 points
  2. Assuming you are gainfully employed, I would guess that you don't actually work in an oil company (unless you've been a hypocrite and decried the evils of private automobiles and oil while working for the Man this whole time), and have been hearing rumors from your buddies at the office from their friends at the oil companies. By this time, information has already been passed on at least 3 times or so, and given your own reputation for tending to miscommunicate information, there's little proof of what you're saying at all. If you're not being gleeful, we'll fall back on fearmongering, which makes sense and is also par for the course. Carry on.
    5 points
  3. The great thing about Rice Village is that it's Houston's most walkable neighborhood. The sad, terrible thing about Rice Village is that it's Houston's most walkable neighborhood.
    4 points
  4. Oh shit guys! This guy knows the truth!!! How have we been so naïve?!
    3 points
  5. Nena, the address is 1145 Rothwell, it is now part of a Stasco warehouse. It was Southern Tire company as far back as the early fifties. I don't know what it was before then. As you say it has been through a few incarnations since it was built. This is the same building back when.
    3 points
  6. Good seeing Concord 977. Nice night for the pier. These were done on a jetty right at sunset.
    2 points
  7. There was lots of activity on the site this morning! Looked like a lot of electricians and civil workers getting everything ready for demolition.
    2 points
  8. http://houston.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/12-05-14-luxury-fitness-center-with-those-cheeky-ads-is-headed-to-new-river-oaks-complex/?utm_source=sf_twitter
    2 points
  9. Sounds like people in those companies are hearing rumors from around the water cooler. I could be totally wrong, and your friends may have legitimate credible information. Most companies, HR and upper management don't talk about layoffs with anyone until the layoffs are imminent. So I'll assume, if your friends have heard about it and aren't in HR themselves (which I'd assume you realize if they are in HR they can probably be fired for sharing confidential information outside of the company) then the layoffs will happen today? I'm not going to be holding my breath.
    2 points
  10. http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Housing-project-planned-for-old-flea-market-5930564.php#/0 Groundbreaking is Wednesday.
    2 points
  11. This is a long-term plan to redevelop the area near the Galleria at the Dallas North Tollway and IH635. The current Valley View Center has been in decline for several years and will be replaced with a mixed-use district. The new Area Plan for 400+ acres was approved a few weeks ago but will take years (if not decades) to fully implement. http://www.dallasmidtown.com/ http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/2013/05/as-city-looks-to-remake-valley-view-galleria-area-check-cashers-pawn-shops-and-big-boxes-zoned-out-of-existence.html/
    1 point
  12. i am extremely proud of everyone involved with this dynamic development. brilliant!
    1 point
  13. Not everybody's cutting back in the face of lower oil prices: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2014/12/05/phillips-66-boosts-2015-budget.html
    1 point
  14. those are two good ones. The mariah carey song is the last good Christmas song ever recorded IMO. I always liked 'Little drummer Boy'. also 'White Christmas' and 'I'll be Home For Christmas' by Bing Crosby. And of course Willie singing Pretty Paper
    1 point
  15. The Trevino apologists out there are relentless. Fact: you can be a great guy AND commit a crime. The two acts are not mutually exclusive. For that matter, you can commit a crime unknowingly and still be punished for it. This is how our laws work.
    1 point
  16. http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2014/12/hospital-to-be-demolished.html
    1 point
  17. https://www.bisnow.com/archives/newsletter/commercial-real-estate/houston/3531-southeast-houstons-game-changing-development/
    1 point
  18. So they went from a large open bay style window to a brick up entrance only design....Houston assualt on it own beauty seems to have no end sometimes.
    1 point
  19. I'm not sure whether this has been posted before or even whether it deserves a mention, but Fisher Homes has just been issued a permit for a midrise at 1011 Studemont, according to the Houston Business Journal. No further details, no rendering (not even on the Fisher webpage). "Midrise" and "multifamily" implies 4-6 stories. HBJ describes it as podium type apartments. $3.2 million development cost. http://fisherhomesoftexas.com/studemont-mid-rise/
    1 point
  20. You know, I always wanted to live in an airport. Now I know where to find it...
    1 point
  21. I agree! Too many cars in front of the buildings and it makes it hard to see the shops and it also makes it hard to see Rice Village as anything other than another suburban shopping center. The complete streets initiative I believe would make Rice Village much more desirable. People like easy parking, but that does not necessarily mean right in front of the building. If given a choice, I would choose to shop and eat in an area where I am able to people watch, (see people walking their dogs, window shopping, eating at sidewalk cafes...) versus a bland shopping center with the same exact shops and restaurants.
    1 point
  22. It would be pretty ironic if they built this cultural center then ended up bulldozing the foley house.
    1 point
  23. It is a pretty building, and well worth a wait. I am glad to see it is not necessarily "dead" but in deep carbon-freeze hibernation.
    1 point
  24. I just called and spoke with a spokesperson for Houston Historic preservation and asked them what was going to happen to the Foley house. He said that the city was in the process of making the decision where in downtown to place the home. It will not be destroyed and it might end up in Sam Houston Park. The problem is it is a large structure that might not fit physically in the park, but I reiterate that this person said it is safe and will not be destroyed, but re purposed somewhere downtown!
    1 point
  25. I'm so tired of comments like this popping up in every thread with a proposal. Everyone one knows the current oil market. We don't have to be reminded in every thread.
    1 point
  26. The Dallas Galleria's redo is nicer than Houston's current Galleria, hands down, but Galleria Dallas is much smaller. I prefer Houston's Galleria by far still because it gives off a vibe as a sense of place. It's immediate surroundings are also far more vibrant and energetic. Restaurants, condos/apartments, the up and coming BLVD place, and West Ave developments add far more to the area. Dallas's Galleria just seems disjointed from everything, almost like an afterthought in the city. Houston's is woven better into the urban fabric. I really think the City of Houston cheated itself by delaying/defeating the University Line and Uptown Lines. Those stupid BRT plans seem like it should've gone on the eastside instead of a premier destination in the city. EDIT: I just thought of something funny.... Galleria Dallas and Houston's Galleria kind of in a way, represent the comparisons of the cities themselves. Dallas is slightly nicer and glitzier of the two, but smaller and more sterile. Houston's Galleria is nice, but bigger, funkier, and more energetic/chaotic, much kind of like the way the cities are. LOL
    1 point
  27. Galleria area is closer to hip areas than city centre is. Also that area isn't bad Addison has a lot of restaurants and around the galleria are a lot of offices. The only blights are pawn shops and cash loan offices. But it's not the "too far gone" you claim.
    1 point
  28. That would have been before the latest rennovations of the Dallas Galleria in 2005. It made the mall way nicer, but it is still no Houston Galleria. And the midtown Dallas concept is nice. One thing about Dallas is it does think big. And i believe that Dallas will make it happen. Many have said that this no more than what we have at citycentre here in Houston, but Dallas's developments will be much closer in together.
    1 point
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