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FilioScotia last won the day on September 2 2012

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  1. barronracing74 - I strongly suggest you give this gentleman a call.
  2. As Specwriter has noted, until the early 60s the postal service divided its service areas into zones numbered with one, two, or three digits. I worked in the Clear Lake area at that time and I remember our zone was just "58". The area was growing so fast the postal service needed more zones which called for more digits, so they came up with the "Zone Improvement Plan" - which created the five digit ZIP codes we now use. The Clear Lake ZIP code became 77058. It still is.
  3. ****It's like he thrives on pissing people off**** That's what he's paid to do by idiot station managers who rely on idiot consultants to tell them how to run their stations.
  4. Am I the only one here who remembers Ice Land? It was an ice rink on Calhoun just east of the UH campus. I skated there several times in the late 50s. I don't know when it closed, but the building lived on as a large maintenance facility for UH. It came down some years back to make room for all the new buildings on the east side of the campus. A large parking garage now sits on that spot.
  5. Innes has never found a bridge he couldn't burn. Let us join hands and pray that he will someday run out of bridges. And let us not forget that WE the listeners have all the power in this on-air relationship. WE own the tuning dial and the off/on switch.
  6. The restaurant was Raffles, a high pay grade fine dining restaurant. Raffles has restaurants, resorts and luxury hotels all over the world, but, not in Houston anymore. Don't know when it closed. Maybe when oil went south in the 70s and a lot of big companies folded or moved out of Houston taking a lot of Raffles' deep-pockets clientele with them.
  7. ***Something tells me Innes will end up at another Radio Station.*** Never fear. He will end up somewhere else because assholes always do, thanks to idiot station managers and their idiot consultants who think obnoxious and controversial generates ratings.
  8. ((((I'm thinking "a successful stint of more than 15 years" was a slight exaggeration}}} I'm thinking the same thing. Why did it close if it was so successful? You noted that they sold their lease? Why? The only answer is that they weren't making enough money to pay their bills and make a profit. I don't call that "successful".
  9. "Like" worked fine for me. I think. Great summary Reef. But I think it's worth noting that fining dining establishments are vastly outnumbered by the franchise gimmicky eateries. There are thousands of restaurants in Houston, but only a small minority are fine dining.
  10. You aren't the only one. Fancy high-end fine dining restaurants with white table cloths have never lasted very long in Houston because the owners always overestimate the size of the clientele they hope to attract. There are exceptions of course. Kaphan's come to mind. The number one reason that more than half of all start-up restaurants fail within five years is under-capitalization. The rule of thumb is that a restaurant MUST have enough cash in reserve to keep the doors open for at least three years even if nobody shows up. How long was this place open? I was in and out of downtown Houston a lot in the 90s and I have no memory of it.
  11. I thought you guys would be interested in the Chronicle obituary of local movie-house mogul Al Zarzana from 2009. He was the "Al" in the Al*Ray's name. The other half was his partner Ray Boriski. Al and Ray bought and renamed the old Lindale Theater on Fulton in 1960 with the goal of making it a showplace for foreign films. For many years the Al*Ray and the Delman were the only places in town that showed foreign films on a regular basis. I had the pleasure of knowing Al back in the day and he was quite a guy. https://blog.chron.com/bayoucityhistory/2009/11/obituary-al-zarzana-73-theater-owner/
  12. I lived in that neighborhood in the early sixties, and the "community center' was actually a full size gymnasium where kids could play pickup basketball to their hearts content.
  13. You may be thinking of Woodland Park. It's on Houston Avenue north of I-10 and west of I-45. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Houston+Heights,+Houston,+TX+77008/@29.7819296,-95.3695194,1379m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8640b89ff43d5ab7:0xbeaa5119beac7cc1!8m2!3d29.7980049!4d-95.3979942?hl=en
  14. Bruce Bowen's Architectural Antiques ain't there anymore? Sad. Loved browsing through his stuff.
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