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    vintage cameras, music, crossword puzzles, cooking, movies, art and industrial design, current events, literature, history and of course architecture.

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  1. Thanks for the explanation. There's been a trend of naming neighborhoods to make them seem more "New York-y" that I find unsettling. It's a relief to know the name is confined to one building, and that we're not expected to believe that Alphabet City has somehow miraculously been transported to Houston.
  2. 'EaDo' is bad enough, but 'East Village', too? Seriously? I suppose I should be grateful they're not calling it the French Quarter, but still. This is overreaching to a ludicrous extent.
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  4. To light rail passengers, there are only two stops that matter; the one where they get on, and the one where they disembark. All the rest of them are merely delays. Maybe at some point there will be enough destinations near this portion of Main for another stop to be warranted. To build one solely to cater to one building, no matter how cool it may be, seems like an annoyance that many people would prefer to avoid.
  5. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/retail/article/Randalls-to-close-five-grocery-stores-in-Houston-14970890.php?fbclid=IwAR19nzWxhT7u4YRI_kQzowemGMHrhawh5wi21FEq1wISTQVCK66vp-gJ2Sg
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    801 McGowen

    According to county tax records, it's owned by Central Houston Auto Properties LLC, which also owns 2520 and 2521 Main St.(Central Houston Cadillac).
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    Where Am I?

    Thanks. I thought it might be but this article threw me for a loop. "The park even taps into the mantra of the Washington Avenue Arts District with a sensitivity to historic preservation by way of including a 100-year-old restored cupola from a neighborhood Victorian house that has been re-purposed into a gazebo." That didn't sound right. Just goes to show that just because it's on the internet doesn't make it true.
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    Where Am I?

    Does anyone know the source of the "witch's hat" roof? It resembles the one that was removed from the Witch's Hat house at the corner of Fannin and Webster Streets when that structure was demolished.
  9. Demolition was in progress this afternoon. Art Supply on Main is no more.
  10. That's like asking "If you leave water out in the rain, will it get wetter?"
  11. I like Mopars too, but if Gillman's had a LeMans OHC 6 Sprint lurking in the background, I wouldn't turn my nose up at it. My cousin had one, and it was gorgeous and fast (for the era). And my first car was a '67 Tempest, also with the OHC 6 (unfortunately not the Sprint option, and a 4-door, with that darn 2 speed automatic).
  12. https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/Building/2804/The-Houston-Press-Building.php
  13. The question is, how many people who are actually riding on it would think so. Unless the bus operator has very finely honed driving skills, and the pavement is kept in pristine condition, the answer will be "Not many".
  14. I'll gladly hold your beer and look the other way when you do so.
  15. Nice view of the Beaconsfield, too (1910's apartment building on Main & Pease).
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