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  1. It looks pretty nice! They added a small bell tower/ cross and the building is painted white. And a couple weeks ago, I was driving past and there was a small congregation out front (not sure if it was an opening celebration?). I'm currently out of town, but I'll snap a pic when I get back (unless someone else does first!)
  2. Can't wait for them to finish with the sidewalks. They've been pouring all week, and hopefully they get the trees up soon too!
  3. Was also at Via Colori! Had a great time, and the artwork was very cool.
  4. Huh. The bar area is still not complete but apparently it's open, per their Insta (https://www.instagram.com/bumpypicklehtx/)! Hours are: Saturday 8AM–12AM Sunday 8AM–10PM Monday 10AM–11PM Tuesday 10AM–11PM Wednesday 10AM–11PM Thursday 10AM–12AM Friday 8AM–12AM Management seems very active on Google reviews too and seems confident they'll have the bar up and running soon (they ran into "significant" delays).
  5. Went to the yoga event at POST skylawn this past Saturday and it was packed. They estimated that there were 500+ people there. It seemed like it was a little bit of a logistical nightmare but was neat to see it so full. The food hall was also buzzing, so there's definitely interest! Photo is from when they thought the event had to be inside cause it was raining but then they moved us all to the lawn (but didn't snap a picture at that point). Blendin Coffee is also now open. Their soft opening hours are currently 10am-5pm (or 6pm depending on the day) but the nice barista said that was subject to change once they get on their feet!
  6. Not too much progress on the building itself since the last post, but I saw people playing on the courts when I walked past this AM!
  7. I emailed Buffalo Bayou Partnership about how much it would cost to fund a bench with a placard on the East End side development ($5k for those interested). In her reply, the development person told me that they aren't placing benches in the East End for another "2-3 years." So there's a bit of an approximate timeline.
  8. Hello! Is there a timeline for when y'all are looking for the next space to be open?
  9. Would be a shame to buy and demolish since the house and adjoining structures is still in what looks like great shape and historic. And yes. Even though land is going for that much, I think it's slightly crazy. I love the East End, but there are still things like roving packs of stray dogs that would make a million dollars not seem worth it for me (not that I have a million dollars. Lol.)
  10. A friend (a fully grown adult woman) LOVES Rainforest Cafe. She says it's her favorite restaurant. So there's at least a market of one for this.
  11. My recent "you want how much for that?" house on the East End: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4942-Polk-St_Houston_TX_77023_M89209-33326
  12. Then why didn't they build in Midtown? Or in any of the empty lots in Downtown? There's surely greater accessibility to the rail line and transit there. How about Rice Military has direct access to plenty of bike paths, Memorial Park, and a bus that goes down Washington. Yes, the East End is developing and for the most part, I applaud that development. Let's develop and redevelop in a sustainable way, including affordable housing here and in other places. Because it's not just this building or this housing project that I direct my comments to, it's that the majority of these projects are being built in the East End, Northside, or Fifth Ward where the residents are poorer and less white.
  13. From the article from KHOU, it seems this will be housing to help transition teens/ young adults who age out of foster care. Since many don't necessarily have somewhere to go after, this seems like a great way to get them the social, educational, and other services. Here's an article the Texas Tribune did on the issue recently: https://www.texastribune.org/2020/04/21/coronavirus-texas-foster-youth/ Do I think that this is an initiative that has the potential to help people? Yes. Do I support putting in transitional housing for foster youth and other people? Yes. However, and I've said this before, I think the city/ state can do better than place what seems like all the new transitional housing in the East End or other economically not as well off parts of the city because the property values are less expensive here right now. They could more evenly distribute development into other parts of the city, but I think that historic lack of civic engagement from the East End and other working class neighborhoods (i.e. fewer people that make a fuss) makes it easier to place these developments here. Stepping off my soapbox now.
  14. Every. Damn. Time. It's not going to be a Sprouts people. I will try to give people the benefit of the doubt that it's more a symptom of the neighborhood needs a better grocery store than Polk Kroger.
  15. They've started construction. I'll try to snap a picture when I wall past next time.
  16. Read some comments on Nextdoor about this and you would think a brothel was moving in 🙄
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