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  1. Unrelated but was in NYC for work and stumbled (not literally) upon a Ginger Man with the exact same logo in Midtown. Not linked to the website of the other Texas locations. Wonder what the connection is. https://www.gingerman-ny.com/
  2. Well given the prevalence of such stores in the downtown areas of major cities around the world, I’d say you’re in the minority.
  3. Erm, OK. Obviously highly relevant. (?) So, by that token, what if they started calling South Midtown Downtown? Because that’s essentially what the OP is asking about.
  4. Why exactly does it matter if blocks south of 45 are called “Downtown” or “Midtown”? Plenty of suburbanites call the entire Inner Loop “Downtown.”
  5. Um . . . yeah. Let's open another branch of that (in)famous store. Are you saying implying this is enough?
  6. Does the area really need another restaurant? The Downtown District should focus efforts on getting convenience stores like a 7-11 downtown . . . that is an absolutely glaring gap. But Houston is not a convenience store city . . . we seem to be all about CVS and Walgreen's.
  7. Well if it proceeds, everyone will have a great view of the flooding.
  8. Fencing up at the new tower site and the old Houston Press site. Strange ...
  9. Dallas-Ft Worth is a humongous blob. There is no center. And people who live on one end only rarely go to the other. At the end of the day, that’s the difference between Dallas and Houston. Houston is also a blob, but, as luck would have it, it’s at the center of the blob, and anyone who lives in the metro area will say they’re from Houston. Go to the “Metroplex,” and you will hear from every other person how much they hate Dallas. Which is a shame. Because Dallas—the city—is a perfectly fine and perfectly livable place (in many ways much nicer than the inner core of Houston). You ask a Houston suburbanite about Houston, they say, “Oh so much traffic.” Or “I hear there’s a lot of crime.” But they never disavow Houston. You ask a DFW suburbanite, they almost universally say, “I hate Dallas (as in the urban core of Dallas). Why would I go there?” It’s absolutely bizarre. Maybe it’s just my experience. Very strange to me that the OMB considers DFW an MSA but not Washington, DC-Baltimore or San Francisco-San Jose. The Boston region is also underrepresented. I suppose that’ll come soon. What then? I guess we would slip big time in the meaningless rankings. I guess our best bet is to tell College Station to work much, much harder and become the next Ft Worth.
  10. Not even close, TheSir. See: Gulfton. There are plenty of other Census tracts in the City that are way more densely populated than downtown. God help us if downtown is considered “densely populated.” Surely downtown Houston has an area greater than 0.7 sq mi?! I think that’s the problem in Downtownian’s original post.
  11. I suspect (s)he is on the spectrum. A restaurant open 81 days a year that requires an admission ticket qualifies as a real “location”? Do they even serve the full menu? Is it staffed by Aramark? I’d say those are pretty relevant questions. As C&G says, “not hard to grasp.” The above said, it’d be great if MMP was modified such that there were some street-level outlets open 365 days a year and closed to the public during games. There are plenty of examples of that. If Shake Shack operated that way, then I’d consider it a “location.” Great news re Treebeards!
  12. Has that proven to be a large problem here in areas where lines are buried? On balance (taking out the cost part of the equation, which is clear), when installed correctly to , over their life-cycle, are underground lines preferable to above-ground in terms of service availability? https://www.tdworld.com/intelligent-undergrounding/flooding-and-underground-cables-myth-or-reality
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