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downtownian last won the day on January 24 2013

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  1. I'm sure after the BBEE development and Brother's Coffee plant redevelopments, land values will be too high to justify using that amount of land for pickle ball courts and a seasonal swimming pool
  2. To me its charming and what makes Houston unique and cool. Same with all of the Buffalo Bayou East End developments including the Turkey Bend event space which is only a few blocks away but located next to active industrial
  3. Here's the link https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/554-Lockwood-Dr-Houston-TX/18640199/
  4. With all the other options in a 2 block radius, I don't think i would ever eat at that chipotle.
  5. I was just walking that path for the first time today and thinking the same thing... but at dusk
  6. If it wasn’t for the garden on top, I would have guessed that was a mall with the taller building in front an anchor department store.
  7. The primary concern is the combination of electric cars and increased renewables. The technology for renewables and battery storage are not there to displace fossil fuels today but technological change is rapid and unknowable. In the future, fossil fuels will not be extensively used - the big question is does this occur in the year 2500, the year 2100, 2050 or sooner.
  8. Very concerned that there is a Detroit dynamic at work - a single, concentrated and powerful industry crowds out all others. When times are good in that industry, the city flourishes and when times are bad... I understand that it appears we are more diversified now then the past but a lot of these jobs are tied to energy. This article although a little dated, explains the dynamic. There are 550,000 “base jobs” tied to energy and manufacturing that bring in money to the Houston area and then there are 2.5 million jobs that support those base jobs like real estate and retail. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.houstonchronicle.com/business/economy/amp/The-deceptive-diversity-of-Houston-beyond-oil-8325303.php
  9. Frank's pizza is staying open. Just frank's backyard is closing. Hard Rock Cafe downtown is closing too: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2020/04/01/hard-rock-cafe-to-close-downtown-houston-location.html
  10. I guess they didn't get the memo that it's East River. Definitely not a bayou
  11. I think the diversity of buildings downtown looks better and the recent additions are beautiful. In terms of overall living, I'm obviously biased but downtown is the only truly walkable neighborhood in Houston. You can walk to work, the gym, dinner, drinks, a park and a show (basketball/baseball/concert/opera/ballet/play). Downtown has diverse housing stock consisting of historic lofts, luxury high-rises and mid-height apartments. From downtown, you have equal travel times to east and west sides of town with the east side gaining in importance in the future.
  12. East End coffee plant sells for $10 million as plans continue for Buffalo Bayou redevelopment https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chron.com/business/real-estate/amp/East-End-coffee-plant-sells-for-10-million-15027128.php
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