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  1. It is a school. I don't remember where I saw it, but will try to find it.
  2. I have a small project that I need help with. I have a 5000 sq ft lot next to an existing commercial building that I need to make into a concrete parking lot. Any contractors that you can recommend that would be willing to do something like this? Will need plans and permits, I'm guessing. Would that require a civil engineer as well? Any and all guidance is appreciated.
  3. Took these last weekend. When I went by yesterday, there is 8 inch indention or so, the excavator is gone, and there are 6 metal bollards erected in 2 places around the circle. The only thing I can come up with is a future splash park? The rest of the transit station remains unchanged for now.
  4. There is heavy equipment there and a small construction fence. Hopefully this is getting underway. Will post a pic when I can.
  5. Too bad they can't pick up the Town in City Brewing building and somehow incorporate that into the mix.
  6. Junior's Produce, which took over the Canino's space in February, is no longer at this location. Will be good when the construction is done. The market is currently a mess!
  7. Drove by the market on Saturday. It was a cluster to say the least. A large portion of the market is fenced off, and the parking lot is being taken up. Many of the vendors in the back were placed under temporary tents. Only 1 way in and out around Junior's (old Canino's). One entrance on the North side for the large trucks for the wholesale trade. Will be interesting to see how this shapes up. Also, it will be interesting to see how many of the wholesalers stay.
  8. Either would be an improvement over an abandoned Metro station.
  9. I don't want to hijack this thread, what about the now abandoned Metro station at 20th/W Cavalcade. Wish Metro would sell that and recoup some tax $ or donate it for a park. I know most Heights residents are anti- chain, but a Starbucks drive through would fit beautifully on the property that was the Metro station.
  10. Fitzgerald's was originally the Polish Home. My father told stories of dances and parties there. Best story was either during or right after WWII. He and his cousin were at a dance there, and while dancing, his cousin hit a girl's leg and tore her stockings. The girl's date insisted that he pay for the stockings as there were expensive and hard to come by. A fight ensued at the top of the stairs, punches were thrown, and the date fell down one side of the stairs and my dad and his cousin ran down the other.
  11. I don't necessarily jump to political climate for my decision, but yes, I do believe that companies will pull back on investing if taxes are raised. Also, I would think that capital gains would be raised with a Democratic President, which would affect my net outcome. And, this area is high and dry...not affected by flooding at all. In reality, I guess I'm looking for verification that I should sell now, rather than wait.
  12. So...what is being proposed for that corner?
  13. Wasn't sure where to put this, but thought I would put it in politics. Looking for opinions for Houston's economy and real estate market in the next few years. Our economy seems to be booming, and love him or hate him, I do believe that Trump's tax breaks have helped with stoking the economy along. I don't, however, think he will be re-elected in 2020 and I think the Democrats will win back the White House. If that occurs, how does our economy respond? Continue to move along? Slow down? I have some commercial property that I am thinking of selling, and I really think I want to sell before the next election. I'm worried about a down turn in the next few years. Thoughts?
  14. Would not want an East facing unit in this building. You could end up with no view if something is built on the East side of that block.
  15. But, will the ghosts approve of the sale? Or did they evacuate with the flood waters too??
  16. Just out of curiosity, what is the price to move a house? Let's say you wanted to buy one of the houses listed on Cherry's site for sale and move it to a vacant lot. Does anyone have a ballpark figure?
  17. Well, those Paper City ba**ards! I was looking for a date and didn't find one!!
  18. Posted on Sunday by PaperCity magazine. No new info, really. Does give a timeline of 3 years - not sure if that was mentioned before or not. https://www.papercitymag.com/restaurants/houston-farmers-market-finally-world-class-own-pike-place-market-mlb-capital-todd-mason/
  19. A little more info in this Forbes article - storage, boutique hotel, and what sounds like an awesome rooftop party venue. https://www.forbes.com/sites/cynthialescalleet/2018/04/24/former-falstaff-brewery-in-galveston-taps-into-new-uses/#1bf4b7c6b133
  20. My grandfather worked for Ford in that building in the 1920's. He lost his job when a block and tackle hit him in the back and he couldn't work anymore. I have a company picture from 1926 that I treasure.
  21. You are correct....the gas station was only at the southern tip. I think they tore down houses on the north side to complete the station? I can't remember now. I was at the grand opening of the transit center, I do remember that!
  22. What was once a gas station, then a bus stop/transit station, will now, hopefully, become a park! https://www.chron.com/news/politics/houston/article/Houston-to-buy-Heights-Transit-Center-convert-it-12833013.php
  23. Steel structure is up. Parking looks minimal.
  24. Drove past yesterday - equipment business has moved. Bring on the wrecking ball!
  25. It's a form of a rosary. The 10 bumps instead of 10 beads. I'm guessing the pictures are to symbolize the mysteries of the rosary.
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