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kbates2

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  1. You should add Tipping Point and 3 Fibs to your rotation.
  2. 4 years later and they have started working on the front of the building. I wonder what the plan is for it now.
  3. The Tipping Point is opening their second location at the former Morningstar on N. Main. Not sure if it was mentioned anywhere but they have some of the best coffee in the city so pretty pumped for another location.
  4. It’s a dumb and generally unenforceable rule.
  5. Would have been cool if they had the crown lighting finished by now. The one section that is finished looks amazing with lit up in orange.
  6. But it's the same company right? No trademark problems with yourself.
  7. While there is a chance that I still would have liked the glass podium better, I'm ready to admit that the stone looks pretty damn good.
  8. I noticed that they took down a number of trees downtown on Main and on Travis in the last month or so. I assume that they were dead from the freeze but it seems like we never have a chance for most of the street trees to mature in DT.
  9. They got like $50 million dollars for keeping it historic (not sure if it was tax breaks or what but I read that number somewhere). You can’t do much with the facade and still get that.
  10. They have not planted the food garden yet, I assume that is what they are flying up.
  11. Admittedly, I’ve only ever tried during dinner times so I’m not sure what time it opens.
  12. Aren’t all of these buildings past their tax free period? Seems like we get very little from the TIRZ relative to the size of the tax base. If somebody breaks a bottle or drops deuce outside somewhere, it will be there for a week at a minimum. Broken things like this clock tower seem like a given.
  13. I’ve been numerous times. Never seen it closed.
  14. If they turned the parking lot between McIntyre's and the bayou into parkland....
  15. This happens on a ton of projects in Houston. I did some consulting work for this type of company one time and would compare their list to HAIF. They were not the only company in town and their list usually covered like 1/4 of the Going Up section.
  16. Yeah, for me the sun at the pool trumps a view. Plus, this way you get pool view or downtown view and so more of the building is desirable.
  17. The sled in the background of Hindesky's photo does appear to be a dewatering pump sled assembly.
  18. It is certainly a hinderance which is why you were able to name very few players. The people who have thrived and are below average height for the sport are the exception and thrive as a result of extreme levels of talent. The pool of potential NBA players that are under 6'0 is WAY larger than the pool that are over 6'5 but the number of players historically that are over 6'5 compared to under 6'0 is a clear indication that height gives you a huge leg up. Honestly this point isn't even really debatable in basketball and is only debatable in certain positions in the other of the big 3 sports.
  19. Also regarding electric delivery, those smaller one-off companies are not providing your electricity. Centerpoint delivers your energy and maintains the infrastructure to do so. The other companies just market your electricity.
  20. Local Foods basically died before the pandemic hit. Their hours never made any sense to me and I thought it was going to be the death of them when they first opened. Finn Hall has had issues with crap food. Downtown is definitely still slower than it should be by a lot but most of the places that you mentioned have/has more issues that the pandemic just made more obvious.
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