Jump to content

chamberscreek

Full Member
  • Posts

    33
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by chamberscreek

  1. There's a new brewery in work in the Willowbrook area. 11 Below is hoping to come online in the February timeframe. http://impactnews.com/houston-metro/cy-fair/craft-brewery-coming-to-willowbrook-area/ http://www.examiner.com/article/11-below-brewing-houston-s-newest-brewery-prepares-for-business
  2. I hope this one is good -- word is that the Memorial City location has had consistency issues. Churrasco's has always been a favorite...
  3. Looks like there's a new Rudy's going on on the west side of 249 just north of Northpointe, across the highway from the Silverado theater. More barbecue is never a bad thing...
  4. Yes, the reviews I see from Dallas are generally positive, but not particularly overwhelming. Given the recent influx of decent mid-range burger joints (Five Guys, SmashBurger, etc.), it will be interesting to see if there's room for one more, at a location that has proven to be less-than-ideal...
  5. Yes, the Oil Ranch is still going -- we took all of our kids there at various times a few years back...
  6. I'm not sure how new this really is. I have a couple of friends who grew up in this area, and they told me years ago about how they used to find points/arrowheads along the creek.
  7. Well, IMHO -- the commute issue is the same, regardless of who occupies those buildings. And this part of town could definitely benefit from a higher-education presence, particularly the University Center type of facility. That could possibily be leveraged into attracting other employers to the area. Vintage Park and other nearby merchants should certainly see some increase in business.
  8. The latest update -- Lone Star has bought a good portion of the old HP campus: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headli...iz/6404142.html This should be a good development for this area of Houston, particularly with the University Center as a part of it.
  9. Possible action on part of the HP/Compaq campus involving Lone Star College: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/6367464.html
  10. I haven't dined at one in many years, but I ate there a couple of times in the D/FW area around 20 years ago, and they WERE pretty decent then. Guess they went downhill with their expansion...
  11. Yep -- they've got the Stein Mart sign up on the building now as well...
  12. Anybody heard anything about what is going on here? What will HP be building in Hockley? -------------------------------------------- http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories.../27/story4.html Hewlett-Packard Co. has acquired 97 acres near the small town of Hockley for a $250 million facility that will be 18 miles from the firm
  13. Another WAMU? Unbelievable. And will there be a Walgreens and a nail salon in back?...
  14. Yes, I think (unfortunately) the developers hit a mini "perfect storm" with Vintage Park: 1) I agree that they misjudged the market. They originally presented this as a sister to Uptown Park. Sorry, but that doesn't match the market out here. Remember the California Pizza Kitchen on 1960? It was the first store in that chain that they ever closed. Their post-close research showed that a) everyone thought they had a good product, but people weren't willing to pay for it. I think an Uptown Park clone would face a similar fate. Yes, they're just across the street from HP, but...engineers don't spend money the same way that accountants and lawyers do. 2) There is more than enough retail space hitting the market out here, and I'm sure all of it is cheaper than Vintage Park. Granted, Vintage Park is nicer than any of the other spaces available, but...ultimately, folks need to make a profit, and I think the Vintage Park folks have missed the opportunity to price competitively and kill off everyone else, and seem to be getting killed themselves instead. 3) With us heading into a slight downturn, they hit just a little bit of unfortunate timing. 4) They have thus far utterly failed in bringing in any magnet stores (other than, arguably, a Starbucks with a drive-thru) They may pull this out yet (since I live in the area, I hope they do), but it's going to be a long, uphill battle...
  15. IMHO, there are plenty of people who know where this is. What they need, to draw people to the center, are actual STORES...
  16. Hey, if they've got a clown with a monkey, I'm in...
  17. Fortunately, we have good options in the NW area for both public and private schools. My kids have attended elementary school at Cypress Christian School, and we have been very happy there. Our oldest is going into 6th grade, and will be moving into public school. Both have their pluses and minuses. Personally, I think you have to look at each kid, each year, and figure out what the best thing is for them and your family.
  18. Yep -- another vote for the Egg and I... We also like going to Del Pueblo for breakfast -- their egg tacos are a great deal, even if they are fairly run-of-the-mill...
  19. This seems like a strange location for a World Market...
  20. Yeah, I think they're in real trouble. The retail market in the area was competitive enough a few months ago, but with things tightening up even more lately, they have quite a hill to climb. They need to land a big fish...
  21. Anyone know what's going in the old Mervyn's store at 1960 and 249, in the same center as Fiesta? They've obviously done quite a bit of renovation work.
  22. Shows what I know...didn't even know there WAS a sport forum...
  23. No offense, but...this has WHAT to do with architecture?...
  24. Yeah, I thought this area was restricted because of its proximity to the schools. Thought that was why La Parmagiana is BYOB...
×
×
  • Create New...