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  1. On 12/31/2017 at 10:43 AM, IronTiger said:

    Comparing shots of 2:13 and 2:47 (which show the differences I noted), I think the problem is that especially clouds or other moisture in the air will tend to wash out natural color but there's not a realistic way of adding back color and brightness without making it look like pre-release footage of SimCity 7.

    Your a nit picker, can't say anything nice about this persons work. I for one am very impressed with this guy's work. I would like to see one that starts in River Oaks and flies south down Kirby all the way to S. Main St., then head out toward the old South Main Drive In. That was on the corner of Stella Link and Main.

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  2. On 5/23/2019 at 9:49 PM, Specwriter said:

    IIRC there was a Mathis Jewelry on North Shepherd in the shopping center just across Garden Oaks Blvd. from the Sears store. My father bought a Bulova Accutron pocket watch as gift for me around 1976 from Mathis. Yelp lists a Mathis Jewelry on Westheimer but I doubt it is the same owner. Mr. Mathis was murdered in a robbery not long after my Dad bought the watch.

    I wish I had seen blue92's post from October 21, 2011. I dropped the watch shortly after my Dad gave it to me. There was no apparent damage on the outside but it never ran right since. Are you still out there, blue?

    Still alive & kickin. I would guess the indexing is off since it was drooped.

  3. When I was a kid going to Longfellow Elm. in the 1960s my mother was into refinishing old furniture and making things like waterfalls out of junk, then dragging them to junk shops and reselling them. One of her/our favorite junk shops was a place on lower Westiemier by the name of Trash & Treasure's. I used to go with her and I would play on the floor among the old stuff. Does this place still exist? Guess I found my love for old stuff from my Mom and old places like this.  

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  4. When I was a kid going to Longfellow Elm. in the 1960s my mother was into refinishing old furniture and making things like waterfalls out of junk, then dragging them to junk shops and reselling them. One of her/our favorite junk shops was a place on lower Westiemier by the name of Trash & Treasure's. I used to go with her and I would play on the floor among the old stuff. Does this place still exist? Guess I found my love for old stuff from my Mom and old places like this.  

  5. I grew up in Houston right behind these properties, these properties were on the corner of South Main St. & Broadmead . I noticed on Google earth last August that the motel was being torn down. I was wondering if any of you know what they plan on building on those properties?

     

    TIA

  6. 19 minutes ago, Firebird65 said:

     

    Give yourself a kewpie doll, Iron Tiger! Very good. According to the Business Briefs article in the Oct. 8, 1989 Houston Chronicle:

     

    "Fiesta is constructing a 92,000-square-foot store at the Willowchase Shopping Center at FM 1960 and FM 249."

     

    So it likely opened in either very late 1989 or early 1990. Take a bow, sir.

     

    It is possible the original poster meant 1989 and not 1999. Do note the misspelled title of the thread: Fieopened asta on 1960. Hey,  blue92, I'm not criticizing you because I also seem to be having problems with the HAIF interface typing very slowly  and skipping some letters and words too. So he/she could have meant 1989.

     

     

    I grew up in Houston but moved away in 1979 for work, my mother wanted to move back because her only granddaughter lived there and wanted her to move there so she could see her more than she did when she lived in a neighboring state. So we moved to and bought a house in Copperfield that was close to her. While we were there we got a flyer from Fiesta saying their grand opening maybe it said reopening it Was almost 20 years ago, but I was impressed with the store and ending up shopping there quit often. I was just curious if was still opened I live in the DFW area now and have seen several Fiesta stores close or move and was just wondering. 

  7. On 8/15/2017 at 9:06 PM, Firebird65 said:

     

    I'm really not trying to be mean. Honest. I hate it when people say "The Internet is your friend. Google it!" But in this particular case, yes, you could have simply gone to Fiesta's website and found it yourself. It took me about 8 seconds to find this for you... the store in question is #20:

     

    https://www.fiestamart.com/store-locator/

     

    Sorry, not trying to be mean. 

    I thought this was a discussion board it was when I joined years ago, but I guess I was wrong. Not being mean and all.

  8. I lived in Houston (CooperField) from 1999-2001 and I used to love going to an all you can eat Japanese Sushi restaurant on 1960 at the entrance to Willowbrook Mall. I can't remember the name of it. I was wondering if 's still  there? Lots of happy memories.  

  9. On 2/17/2014 at 6:56 PM, KinkaidAlum said:

    Another strip center. Back in the 1980s, there was an arcade game room and the Original Antone's Po-Boys and a few other things that we used to sneak off campus to visit.

    The original Antone's was on the corner of S. Main  and OST in the old Sinclair service station back in the 60s I used to ride my bike up there and buy sandwiches for the family. 

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  10. When growing up in Houston my best friend's dad owned The Spanish Village Mexican Restaurant on Almeda Rd. that's been there forever. They also had one on OST at South Main. When I was 12 years old I worked there making Praline candy in the back of the restaurant overlooking a go cart track. His dad's name was Larry Pico.

  11. On 12/27/2016 at 11:44 AM, intencity77 said:

    Interesting article but I noticed errors. The JC Penney store was never a Joske's. It's always been JC Penney since opening. Also, Dallas doesn't have a "Highland Mall" that would be in Austin. 

     

    Foley's were known to repeat themes in their stores so there is a chance that Foley's at Northwest Mall also had a ship in their children's shoes department. 

     

    I have many fond memories of Northwest Mall. I had many jewelry stores I did Accutron repairs for in that mall and I was in that mall twice a week for 4 years (1975 - 1979). I remember the Walgreen's or was it Woolworth's had a restaurant and it was a great place for my wife and kids to hang out while I was busy picking up and delivering my work. The restaurant had 24/7 breakfast menu & they had great breakfast foods.  

     

     

     

     

  12. Does anyone on here know the history of this place or stores? I remember they had a 2 story store in the Village on University Blvd. and a shop in the strip center at the corner of Holcomb and Greenbriar my mom worked in that shop in the mid to late 50s. 

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