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Andrew Ewert

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  1. There already is one shortly before Wheeler. It's what I currently have to use. As a pedestrian I can tell you it does very little to inspire confidence. HAWK signals are pretty horrible from an information design perspective. Most drivers are only sort of tangentially aware of what they're really supposed to do with them and I've watched people speed through them countless times. The placement of that HAWK also causes a bunch of problems as it often conflicts with traffic backed up at the Wheeler light, and together with the fact that parking is allowed on Fannin, turns that whole area into a visibility nightmare.
  2. As someone who works at Ion, the only part about this sucks and appears to have no planned solution - walking from the parking garage to Ion in the rain. It's a problem with the current temp lot, and the garage will be even a block farther away. It also sucks having to cross a busy Fannin twice a day at rush hour. I get there will be a whole campus this garage is servicing, but having it so inconveniently located to your flagship building is kind of a bummer. Ah well, at least now that things are starting to cool down a bit I can go back to biking.
  3. The flyer now also lists "Eternal Beauty Salon Park" as a tenant next to Mayweather. Google doesn't turn up much information about the business, although interestingly it already lists 1102 Delano at its address.
  4. My experience with Hobby has felt worse each time I've flown out of it recently (which I do ~10-15 times a year). I'm sure some of it is pandemic staffing etc, but the food options are meager and for anything take-and-go that isn't Subway, you'll be waiting 20 minutes to get something. And then you won't be able to find space at a table. I've mostly stopped trying to eat at Hobby at all. Additionally, with every gate servicing a flight round the clock, there's almost never enough places to sit while you wait for your flight. I will give them that their operations are always extremely smooth, usually very on time, and getting around the airport isn't hard. But the experience of the time spent there is less than stellar and desperately in need of upgrade.
  5. One more little easter egg reminder of the train track gone.
  6. I wonder if that means building out the route between Dallas and Fort Worth first to start generating revenue while it then gets extended down to Houston. Not a bad idea, but just puts it even farther in the future.
  7. Is it going to be the whole complex? I thought it was just the one building West of St. Emanuel but it looks like I was wrong.
  8. No - I just meant that a nice big multifamily residential in the area might finally bring enough density that HEB wants to come here.
  9. Tangentially related, but I've been really frustrated with the EaDo Management District. I've been interested in listening in on board meetings and potentially getting involved. I've called and emailed multiple times for information, but they always say they'll follow up and then never do. The website is always out of date. I even offered to help run the website for free (this is what I do for a living) and they said they'd follow up and then never did. I was able to virtually attend one meeting a long time ago and that's all the luck I've had. Is anyone else involved or go to/listen in on these meetings?
  10. There goes my dream of a full Night Shift reopening
  11. FWIW, I've also heard this through a grapevine... which may if traced back far enough be the same grapevine as yours, who knows. Also FWIW, Bobby denies it.
  12. Imo, judging someone to be disingenuous requires a much greater familiarity with a person and their beliefs than you're going to get on an internet forum. Automatically tacking anyone online who disagrees with you as disingenuous is, at best, a very weak position to argue from. If your position is strong, then take them at their word and debate the merits aboveboard. It's incredibly short-sighted to assume that others cannot possibly genuinely care about something that you yourself do not.
  13. I mean it certainly hasn't been transformed overnight, but every year you see fewer and fewer homeless people in the area, I think. "Problem"? I don't think I can say it was ever really that disruptive to me, except for maybe trying to get donuts at that Shipley or something. But no, in the immediate vicinity of Ion it's not so much of an issue now. I just wandered in there a couple weeks ago and someone was happy to give me a tour, you may be able to do the same. It's on the first floor off the public area, so you shouldn't have any problem getting to it.
  14. There's a couple answers to that question. There's the drip coffee that's just out and available all the time. It's pretty standard, no complaints there. Then there's also the Common Desk info desk that will make espresso drinks to order. I've only had it one or two times, but it wasn't that great. And then there's Common Bond On-The-Go downstairs, which isn't as good as something made by the people working at the original CB in Montrose, but it's still better than the first two options.
  15. My company is a Common Desk member working out of Ion, AMA
  16. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/food-culture/restaurants-bars/article/Barbecue-bombshell-Ace-pitmaster-sides-wizard-17080512.php That certainly doesn't sound great. First Night Shift, now this.
  17. I agree. Houston is so well situated to dominate the energy and medicine sectors for the next 50 years. It's just going to take some of these huge legacy industries realizing they need to embrace the future and stop looking backward. I think Ion is a great first step toward making that happen. We'll see...
  18. This is so silly and honestly I love it. Like a deformed child.
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