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Andrew Ewert

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  1. On 11/18/2021 at 8:46 AM, samagon said:

    that fireplace looks like a dead snow leopard. 

    for townhome layouts, this one doesn't actually suck. having the living/dining/kitchen on the first floor makes so much sense compared to having 1 random BR on the first floor, then LR/DR/K on the second floor, followed by the 3rd floor with the main BR, and an 3rd BR. it needs a larger footprint for the common areas to be on the first floor with a garage and not feel cramped, which is probably why they are a premium price.

    Certainly my situation is not everyone's situation, but this townhome layout works perfectly for me. I'm able to rent out the first-floor bedroom, my roommate and I have privacy being separated by a floor, but can congregate in the middle when we're feeling social.

  2. On 11/17/2021 at 11:32 AM, Houston19514 said:

    Because all Landry's projects are exactly the same?

    Downtown Aquarium

    Downtown Westin Hotel/Vic & Anthony's

    The Post Oak

    Kemah Boardwalk

    Galveston Pleasure Pier

    San Luis Resort 

    I didn't say they were all the same. I don't personally think any one of those things is a fit for the East End.

  3. Not that Tillman Fertitta hasn't done a lot of good for the city of Houston, but man it would be a bummer if any sort of Landry's project showed up in East End/EaDo. Just not a fit for the neighborhood at all. :/

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  4. On 5/17/2021 at 11:29 AM, ttuchris said:

    Big wish, but the lights on the bridges need a lot of work again.  I had some friends visiting from Dallas.  They thought the bridges were cool, but the lights were half burnt out, strobing, and out of sync.  They should probably just turn them off again.  

    I couldn't agree more. Something that should be a major feature of the city just looks like a massive embarrassment. It bums me out every time I drive down 59 at night, they just look so janky. If the Montrose Management District still existed, I'd say they should sue for their money back from the company that installed them. They worked for barely a week after the Super Bowl, and then barely a week again after what seemed like a push to fix them a few months later. Some of the bridges have literally one or two working lights left on them.

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  5. On 9/17/2021 at 2:35 PM, JBTX said:

    Hah, Eadough pastries. Alright, you got me in for one visit at least.

    That said, I found this bit of showboating a bit interesting: "Having spent years in a 2 Star Michelin rated kitchen in New York, Kripa has a caliber of experience not found in the Houston food scene." I think Daniel Bludorn, the entire staff of Le Jardinier, the chef at Nobie's, and others would like to have a word with her.

    (Also, I don't think Michelin bragging gets you too far in Houston)

    My eyes rolled so far back in my head they lapped themselves

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  6. On 7/23/2021 at 8:03 PM, wilcal said:

    I do love Mr. Donut, but was thinking of some of my friends who live off of Nagle who used to walk their dog on Sat morning and get a donut but that can't happen now. Also, Not Jus Donuts evidently doesn't sell donuts. 

    So you're saying it should be called Not Even Donuts

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  7. On 7/3/2021 at 12:56 PM, thedistrict84 said:

    The EaDo name creep continues. Ugh. I feel like there should be a PSA directed at all Houstonians on the actual borders of EaDo. This is getting ridiculous. 

    Eh, I really don't see the problem tbh. The train tracks as a division between "official" EaDo and "official" East End has always seemed kinda arbitrary to me. East End has history that shouldn't be bulldozed over, but this upper Navigation/Canal area feels much more of a piece with EaDo than, say, anything east of Sampson. The names have exact meanings to the management districts, but I don't see why they need to for cultural purposes

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  8. 14 hours ago, Ross said:

    Some of those folks don't want money. They just want their land to be left alone. Given a choice, they wouldn't sell, even if offered millions per acre. There's nothing wrong with that, either. They will ultimately lose, but at least we can try to understand why they feel the way they do. They are not all mercenary jerks looking for more money.

    If in fact those people do exist, that's just not a compelling argument for me. A few hundred or a thousand people hamstringing a process that could make life better for hundreds of thousands or a million, not to mention the environment... that just reads as selfish. I'm not asking them to be thrilled about it, and I'm not saying that some of them won't be net losers in all of this (I think the business owners along I-45 stand to lose more in the long term than the landowners along the route). I just really chafe at the idea that anyone should wield wildly outsize influence like that. Especially when we're talking about people whose land is there only by luck of the draw.

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