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  1. NOISE NOISE NOISE - That's all I hear from Kroger's attempt at reconstructing their store in order to compete with the HEB. I have had several conversations with Gary Huddleston(Director of Consumer Affairs who was quoted in the article) about the noise. Profuse apologies aside, welding, drilling, banging and building outside in the back alley from midnight through 5am each morning has not halted. They are doing more than just remodeling their food court (to compete with Cafe on the Run), bakery and adding a chocolate dipping station. It's a compete overhaul of a store that went through a
  2. Where do I go to file a formal complaint regarding the middle of the night construction noise going on at Kroger, as the fastidiously try to rebuild that store in order to compete with the new HEB across the street? I am being forced to move because of the welding, power saws and hammering at all hours of the night, right outside my window. 10pm-4am almost every single night. Speaking with management at the store, and at the Cincinnati corporate offices has not yet been of any help. "We will try to keep the noise down." "There's nothing we can do - we have a permit." Sure, they have a per
  3. Drew Alexander is actaully a member of the Weingarten family, as his father, Stanford Alexander, is the grandson of Harris Weingarten and the nephew of Joe Weingarten. Stanford Alexander is the Chairman of Weingarten Realty Advisors. Drew Alexander is more than just an "employee".
  4. Rice Epicurean - opened in 1937 as Rice Boulevard Food Market, and then became Rice Food Market in 1957, followed by Rice Epicurean in 1988, and is run by third generation of the founding Levy family. Anyone remember the 1960's advertising campaign "Smile, you're near a Rice Food Market"?
  5. I lived in Westbury from 1960 (year I was born) until 1971 when we moved to Meyerland. Went to Anderson through part of 3rd grade, and then to Kolter...Anyhow, in the center where Weingarten's was, there was a barber shop where i got my haircut by Gene. Frankie was my Mom's favorite checker at Weingarten's. There was also a Madding's drugstore, which became an Eckerd's. A women's clothing store - Tyser's, and a shoe repair place. But the best was Britian's Broiler Burger, with the horse carousel that you could eat at. I went to the Little Red School House, and my favorite teacher was Mrs.
  6. I have the same photo as the one mentioned above, along with about 10 others I purchased from their studio in the Heights in the late 1990's. I do know that when I wanted to use the photo I purchased for a marketing piece I was working on, I got in touch with the Trust who held the photos prior to the UT acquiring, and not only did I have to pay a small fee ($250 I think), I had to also give a credit on the piece. And his was on the photo i owned. I doubt that they are available for usage now, but it's certainly worth a try.
  7. I agree..it was more than just the lack of A/C. But that was one contributing factor according the person interviewed in the film....i actually brought the DVD with me to work today and am watching again intervals.
  8. Well, I am not sure that many people's statements in the film would be considered rational by today's standards. But, if you were paying attention during the film, you would not that what I said was a direct statement by one of the residents who was being interviewed in the film. IMO - I actually think their concern was a valid one. Think about it; what if the same scenario happened in your neighborhood?
  9. You know, I don't post here too often, but this film is one that I had wanted to see for some time. I had hoped that with my comments, we could engage in some rational and intelligent dialog regarding a subject that has been around for generations, and one that is a part of Houston's rich history. Instead, you remark cynically about one aspect of why the residents of the neighborhood made the decision to leave, and another poster simply wants to point out a mistake I made in the name of the Bayou. Not very engaging.
  10. Um, yes, I stand corrected. I apologize for the error. I meant Braes Bayou...
  11. I don't believe so. In my opinion, the climate during this time period was a very segregated one all over the area - not just in Riverside Terrace, and not just the Jewish residents of that area. If you look at what was happeing, this upper middle class area was changing - the bigger changes of course when developers came in and subdivided large mansions into apartments, leading to property value decreases, along with the tearing down of these grand homes, and building lower end apartment complexes without A/C, which drove the families outside at night, to keep cooler during the summer month
  12. I was at the film, and I, too, had been trying to find a way to see this for years. My Mother grew up in and was friends with many of the wealthy families of Riverside. I am Jewish, and the film had an important message for me and those who are not of my faith. I observed several things - as Jews, we had always been snubbed and pushed aside - cast offs. Yet, and this is not the first time I have noticed this with those of my faith, the Jews of Riverside were guilty of the very same thing. How ironic - and I noticed that this then occurred with the residents of Riverside Terrace after the t
  13. In an email that I received from Nancy Sarnoff today: Ed Wulfe says they have not pulled out. But I haven
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