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  1. Looks like they are already prepping this lot. Which will be used for this house. In the master plan they will lift and shift this house a block to make more room for the admin building. Lots of equipment was being moved in and out of Rothko while I was there.
    9 points
  2. I mean, the performance of Whole Foods stores in the city would seem to disagree with you. I know when I worked there, the Kirby store was the #2 performing store in the country, though that was a while back. I think this will be an extremely convenient location for a lot of people. I have zero concerns about how successful it will be.
    6 points
  3. Would have to agree with this. An industry friend worked on/is working on a building that will/does contain a whole foods and he said including them in a build is a massive headache. They need all these advance metrics to judge whether the business will be successful. Just having a certain amount of people in the area is like the lowest hurdle. They look at traffic patterns, street traffic, rent growth, current rents, 5 year outs for a bunch of metrics on the type of resident currently in the area, debt in the area, etc. If they built there, it means they've vetted the area for a loooong time.
    5 points
  4. After a few weeks pause, they moved a construction trailer on site the other day and are beginning work again.
    5 points
  5. Thats a great shot. Whats striking is you can see how much of mid town is now predominantly 5-8 story complexes or taller. It would be interesting see an aerial view of this same area from say 2000. The density stretches from just north of W. Dallas and the Post properties all the way to 59, the Ion and Fiesta. Now we need one facing the other way and we can make our own panoramas. Seems to me to be an impressive amount of infill in less than 20 years.
    4 points
  6. moo. I've never had any issues at the Midtown Fiesta, car-related or otherwise.
    4 points
  7. I saw on Instagram that the Whole Foods has a November 7th opening date.
    4 points
  8. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/01/heres-a-map-of-the-forever-21-stores-set-to-close.html It looks like Houston is spared entirely on the initial list of stores that will be potentially closed.
    4 points
  9. From a FB Group I'm in. From "The Montrose".
    3 points
  10. this appears to be the winner. either that, or whatever they are building there is being delivered by amazon in about 50 different vans.
    3 points
  11. As a Midtown resident for five years, it seems to me that the main concerns of shoppers in this neighborhood are quality and convenience. Comparison shopping doesn't seem to be as important to a young crowd with a generous disposable income. The Whole Foods will certainly cost more than Disco Kroger or Fiesta, but may not be much more than the Midtown Randall's (and with better selection and quality). I'm certainly going to give WF a try. It will be a welcome option for some specialty items, and a good bakery can be worth making a special trip. Will it take the place of Disco Kroge
    3 points
  12. FAA link...115' https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=418502891&row=5
    3 points
  13. I must have just missed you, @hindesky
    3 points
  14. if the end result is that 10% or higher of the people commuting use that commuter rail, then yes.
    2 points
  15. Yes. Note the dates on the posted document. The Helix building was cut in design changes that were announced/publicized in May, perhaps as a result of the responses received to the posted RFQ.
    2 points
  16. They had taken off 9 vertical sections when I went by this morning, that's as far as they can go as there is a building tie-in to keep them from going down any further. I assume an AT crane is going to take down the rest soon.
    2 points
  17. Quite a drive Kirby by Marc longoria, on Flickr
    2 points
  18. I've also switched to KPRC weekday mornings. It has much better traffic reporting and the weather reports are more concise. I don't really care why it is going to rain, or be hot or cold - especially in such excruciating detail. Also, the KHOU weekday morning "news" has become too chopped up in its presentation and the behavior of the people in front of the camera is just plain silly. Both, I think, is something that was dictated by some marketing "genius." I do miss Lisa Hernandez' professional demeanor and measured delivery too.
    1 point
  19. Ben Taub Hospital launches multimillion-dollar expansion of ER facilities https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/10/01/ben-taub-hospital-launches-multimillion-dollar.html
    1 point
  20. You could be entirely correct. Its possible a much clearer definition of terms we should use would be "department store" which you have laid out the definition to, which I can agree to, and I would proposed a second definition be "boutique store". Department store referring to the large variety, and the boutique referring to the small. Would that be a better way to construct this?
    1 point
  21. A quick trip to Chinatown from Midtown/Downtown is what really interest me. Hopefully the Boost line is able to make this a reality.
    1 point
  22. I think they should tear down the Galleria and relocate the Katy Prairie there.
    1 point
  23. This makes a tremendous amount of sense since the owners have been talking about relocating since their current location will be torn down for the I-45/69 expansion in the next couple of years.
    1 point
  24. They may close up to 178 stores https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/09/29/forever-21-chapter-11-bankruptcy/3816101002/
    1 point
  25. 1 point
  26. Looks like the St Joseph Medical building is getting a white makeover.
    1 point
  27. 1 point
  28. One more from Saturday morning.
    1 point
  29. A couple more shots from Saturday morning.
    1 point
  30. 1 point
  31. I'm the same way. I find them fascinating especially older ones. Theres a great shop called the Antiquarium located in the shopping center at Kirby and West Alabama. A friend of mine gave me the full size map of the wards from 1920, and it must be 60" square. If you haven't been you need to go by and check out their collection.
    1 point
  32. Does anyone know the history of the old 33 station at the corner of Fannin and Braeswood? It was replaced several years ago (now at 7117 Fannin), and has been wasting away ever since. It's a neat building, and I am having a hard time finding it on HCAD... This is all the COH site says about it: Firehouse 33 helds the unique distinction of being one of the last stations to be housed in an original volunteer station—it being the city hall/fire station of the Brasewood section of Houston at the corner of Fannin and Brasewood and was annexed in 1950. I'll post some pictures soon, but here's the
    1 point
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