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  1. On 7/23/2022 at 2:08 PM, HOU_huckster said:

    The scale and scope of these projects has me feeling like the entire Montrose grid is under construction. It's been a real headache. And for mere lipstick. These asphalt covers will be rollercoaster rides yet again next year. 

    No they won't. People complain when the streets are garbage and then complain when the city actually does something. You can never win. The overlays are really great and a good use of funds. Since every street can't undergo a massive reconstruction, this is what should be done until the proper funds become available. 

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  2. On 6/16/2022 at 6:32 PM, scarface said:

    I hate to sound like the downer here, but is Houston ever going to get any developments near downtown that are more centered and catered to entertainment for the masses?

    Not saying that a golf course is not entertainment, but it serves a certain demographic. From what I see, It just seems like the main tenants are a dentistry and a lickem' ice cream parlor. It's just hard to get too excited about that.

    The golf course will be a good addition, but I guess I just want to see a little bit more. It would be great to see more on plans on how they can better utilize the Bayou. Like some talks of some boat tours or water taxi connections between ER and downtown. Maybe throw in a comedy club in there somewhere somewhere. 

    On a positive note, Midway usually has a good reputation. This place was being advertised as being Houston's version of a Riverwalk but right now, It still feels so....  business oriented! 

    I mean they're just tenants. I def don't get the "business oriented" vibe. This thing is going to spur similar development around it. I can only imagine what this place will look like in 10 years. 

  3. 2 hours ago, editor said:

    I think it might do OK, even with lesser food.  For the downtown crowd, which is largely office workers and tourists, its fundamental flaws to me are:

    • Short operating hours
    • Not open on weekends
    • Half of the stalls are vacant

    If it brought in some b-list, or chain restaurants, even that would help.  Look at the food court under Pennzoil Place.  That place is absolutely mobbed at lunch time.  People wait in line 45 minutes to get Treebeards to go.  The Chick-fil-a is still busy at 5pm when everything else has closed.

    I think Treebeards would be a good fit for Finn Hall.  The one at Pennzoil is always busy, and it's a local brand.  There's another Treebeards at the Episcopal Cathedral at Fannin and Texas.  A third outlet seems warranted.

    I completely agree. Isn't it great how not being open on the weekends is important now? It was almost a given just a few years back that the weekends were a dead time for any business downtown. That's def a negative for Finn Hall right now, they need to expand their hours already. Most places are getting back to normal and Finn is still operating on a mid pandemic schedule. 

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  4. My job is right next to this place and before COVID I used to walk past it often. It's nice to see it get some love from a well known Houston based company. The building was starting to look rough. 

  5. My job is literally right behind this building. It's def prime real estate. Ancorian is developing the block caddy corner so it's only a matter of time. 

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  6. On 7/4/2022 at 12:34 PM, hindesky said:

    I wish they would widen the sidewalk on the north side of this next to the feeder road. It's usually a wet and muddy mess and very narrow guessing 3' wide.


    File a 311 complaint. I'll join you. The only way the city does something is if enough people complain. I'm surprised sidewalks don't line the entire entrance walking from the feeder, make's no sense to me. 

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  7. On 7/6/2022 at 2:22 PM, nate4l1f3 said:

    Do you have a sense of how Finn Hall is looking lately? I really want that place to succeed. 

    They seem fine, they're just running on a different schedule at the moment. As things continue to pick up, places will change their hours. It's just hard to recover financially in the service industry. You have to slowly get back in the green. 

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  8. On 2/7/2022 at 12:20 PM, Amlaham said:

    As of this morning, the entire building has been razed! 

    Wow this is a miracle

    On 3/10/2022 at 5:57 PM, Paco Jones said:

    I can post the elevations and an overall site plan tomorrow. Just get ready for disappointment. About 80% hardi-siding, 15% stucco, and 5% brick (3-stories surrounded by parking). 

    I too was hoping for something better, such as a mid-rise (at least). 

    Are those rendering still available?

  9. 15 minutes ago, tigereye said:

    Not exactly. This is NOT the Greyhound bus station but the old building across the street, although it provides bus service too. 

    The Greyhound bus station specifically needs to go. And no more TDC prisoner drop offs there either. 

    Correct but I still think it's a good indicator of things to come. Midtown needs to pick it up a bit. 

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