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  1. Morningstar's great, I go often and see them getting plenty of business.

    Edit: Looks like most of the 2 stars on Yelp are whining about the donuts. They're not my favorite, and they're a little expensive, but I'm not there for that, I'm there for the awesome coffee service. Pssst.... the excellent Shipley Donuts location is only a few blocks away.

  2. 3 hours ago, terra002 said:

    I have found them to be more trouble than they're worth. If you're with a few people and you're only making one short trip, uber is a much better alternative. It costs $5 for each bike, or you an do an uber, with a minimum charge of about $6. I rented one a while back to take up to the art car parade. We spent more time trying to find a check in station so we wouldnt get charged extra than we did watching the parade. 


    $65 for an annual membership, unlimited checkouts for free (while still following the time rules).

  3. On 10/28/2016 at 10:55 AM, IronTiger said:

    I think that the vote should've been to provide an exception to grocery stores



    Sounds like you want to carve out an exception for narrow corporate interests while fencing out the mom and pops (such as convenience stores). I disagree and would like to get rid of this archaic relic of Prohibition.

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  4. On 10/24/2016 at 8:02 AM, Angostura said:

    Finally, "beer and wine only package stores" are not a thing that exists. Alcohol retailers in Texas have two choices: operate beer and wine only and sell from 7AM to midnight 6 days a week, and noon to midnight on Sunday, or sell everything and only open from 10AM to 9PM, 6 days a week. I know of no specialty alcohol retailers who have chosen the former. The only thing that comes close is Premium Draught, which sells growlers. I don't believe they are considered a blight on their neighborhood.

    Premium Draught, Jugs, Growlers, Houston Wine Merchant, D&Q, lots of others, not that I think they're causing any problems.

    Hopefully Heights votes yes.

  5. On 6/24/2016 at 4:24 PM, Triton said:

    Didn't get an answer in another thread so what's the answer to this now that Chase is out. Coworker told me Williams Tower but can't confirm that. Was only told you can go to the top of the Wells Fargo building if you go to the basement and dress appropriately (formal clothing).


    Williams/Transco closed after 9/11 and hasn't reopened to the public afaik. Can confirm Wells Fargo, I've done it several times. The elevators aren't manned by security, so as long as you're dressed business casual you can ride straight up from the Tunnel level to Mid Sky Lobby or Upper Sky Lobby. I haven't tried at Chase since the policy change.

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  6. On 10/14/2016 at 8:43 AM, HoustonMidtown said:

    Is this it - this is going on right behind UHD and the Heights Bike trail



    Yes, that's part of what they're doing right now... but the connection to the Buffalo Bayou trail will be on the opposite bank. Also note the Castillo Center connection that they're almost done with at the top of this map.



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  7. There's a new construction project to connect White Oak and Buffalo Bayou trails at UHD. It's currently underway, just broke ground a few weeks ago, as well as one to add the Castillo Center to White Oak Trail. For now you can take Girard to the sidewalks along Travis to get between the trails.

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  8. It's nothing personal, I just know that 5 years from now some rando is going to tell me "someone once fell off tower" because these rumors take on a life of their own. Just wanted to do what I could to set it straight for whoever is reading this thread years later.


    In other Pegstar news, though, a Woodlands teen has died from tainted ecstasy at FPSF.

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  9. On 5/6/2016 at 1:36 PM, Triton said:

    Rumor is someone fell off the tower.


    On 5/6/2016 at 2:18 PM, Triton said:

    No, he lived but perhaps this was a while back. Perhaps these renovations are in response to him falling. Waiting for more details.


    On 5/6/2016 at 4:23 PM, Triton said:

    He fell back on March 11th during the Electric Six show. Will Garwood said they will be upgrading the railing while it is closed.


    On 5/8/2016 at 1:50 AM, Triton said:

    Oh, I updated this on Nextdoor and the neighborhood email chain but forgot to comment again here. Yea, I highly doubt someone actually fell. It all started when an image circulated with Raven Tower employees were gathered around a guy with blood on the ground. While that image is real (there is a photoshopped version with extra blood), Raven Tower says the guy got injured in a mosh pit. I think there would have been a lot more press if someone actually did fall from the tower.




    In fact, you never did say that it didn't happen. 

    You said there was a rumor, then you stated it as fact in two subsequent posts, then you said that you doubt it happened. I was just setting the record straight for anyone who came to this thread and read those posts.

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