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gene

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  1. 8 hours ago, Triton said:

    Man, Soundwaves? Used to go there every week just for the music and the shoes. So where did all the alternative kids go cause Montrose clearly isn't the place anymore. I've been hearing it's more like the east side like closer to Moon Tower Inn and Coral Sword but not sure.

     

    8 hours ago, Triton said:

    Man, Soundwaves? Used to go there every week just for the music and the shoes. So where did all the alternative kids go cause Montrose clearly isn't the place anymore. I've been hearing it's more like the east side like closer to Moon Tower Inn and Coral Sword but not sure.

    they still go to montrose just more so upper montrose where taxi taxi, brasil, agora and all the other alt shops even the shop next to Milk + Sugar ice cream called TRSTD which is a shoe and clothing store...I guess Cactus off Shepherd is still considered Montrose...

    then there is Vinyl Edge music store on 19th in the heights that brings lots of cool factor and people to that part of houston as well. Always loved 19th street btw. 

  2. 10 hours ago, mattyt36 said:

    I am rereading this remembering Soundwaves very well, never knew it as a Walgreen’s, but now that you mention it the Walgreen’s where I grew up in The Woodlands (Galveston has Born on the Island, what do all of us approaching 50 year old originals who grew up in The Woodlands call ourselves?! Born in the Forest?) had the exact same metal cladding and paint. 

    I remember that Soundwaves was so security intensive, always had to check your bag and exit through the metal detectors, which I guess was pretty standard at the time, even at the mall.

    I’m happy to hear the Walgreen’s story, makes the memories more meaningful. As a gay man, I’m very lucky to have been born when I was, even just 5 years prior I know I would’ve had a very different life.

     

    born and raised in the woodlands! 🌳

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  3. Agora!!!!!!!!! I do believe that is where i saw Frankie Goes To Hollywood back in the day...i was too young but got in anyway thanks to a music store connection (and ps...the music store owner was horrified when she heard the 12 inch single of RELAX! i ordered from her and was even more horrified that she had secured me a way into the venue haha!)

    and i DID see Pat Benatar and believe it was here as well...and funny story, about 9 years ago i discovered someone for a modeling agency i was shooting lots of models for and he became one of my best friends...and lo and behold about 5 years ago he marries Pat Benatar's daughter!!! I even got to go to the wedding and it was amazing! Pat is just the best it turns out :) 

     

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  4. 1 hour ago, dbigtex56 said:

    That Walgreen's was one of the few pharmacies in town to stock the medications that fought opportunistic infections brought about by HIV/AIDS.
    When they moved to the 'new' store a block away it was known locally as "The Walgreen's that AIDS built".

    wow that is amazing and had no idea...i wrote you once before about why that walgreens is a bad memory... 

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  5. the most horrible memory of the walgreens that was there and the best memories of hanging with chris and bucky who worked at soundwaves...and of course my best friends band's cd release party/events there over the years...

    RIP Soundwaves but i guess it was inevitable...

     

  6. 19 hours ago, BigFootsSocks said:

    You and all the other supporters out there were our heroes. Couldn't have done it without yall cheering me on.

     

    It was right after Mile 14 but yeahhhh...really not the best decision. I could walk though and was able to run some after it but I basically walked the last 10-12 miles. It was my first marathon and I was too stubborn to give up.

    Well thank you...YOU are my hero for even doing it...AND finishing it!!! WOW! 🏅 so proud of you!

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  7. 2 hours ago, BigFootsSocks said:

    I do remember you! You probably saw me hobbling along at that point in the race. Did something to my foot and could barely put weight on it but I finished! 

    omg i saw a guy having trouble and asked if he was okay and saw lots of girls and guys struggling and just cheered them on! I gave out 3 boxes worth of kleenex over a matter or a couple to few hours! 

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  8. exciting stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Memorial Park so much! So happy to see all this cool stuff happening and the revitalization...now if we could just get movie nights and live music nights at Eastern Glades once the weather is better!!! That would be awesome 

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  9. I haven't been seeing alot online about Post Oak Plaza and i drive, walk or ride by it almost every day and they definitely have not started work on the "redesign" or renovation of the entire plaza...

    i will say that the construction is coming along nicely at Il Bracco and their signage on the building is now up as well! (the old California Pizza Kitchen) and i can see that opening by maybe April? and Kenny & Ziggy's looks ready to open (for awhile now)... Jan 16th is their last day at the current location and the opening at the new location is TBA but my bet is that it opens around Feb 1st! 

     https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/dining/kenny-ziggy-s-set-to-move-its-deli-to-new-16752240

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  10. Yikes! haha!

    My 3 buddies lived in the 2 apartments above the hair salon next door to brasil and let me tell you they were the kings of westheimer/montrose!!! (Dwayne, John and Ron)...we would hang out on the HUGE patio and party on that patio nonstop...soooooo much fun back in the day! dang i am so glad i knew at the time how special that time in my life was... 😭🥰🙏

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  11. that place is a mess although i have great memories of going to the lower left corner unit for late night physic readings with drunk friends back in the day! Ha! 

    (and that Houston Press building next door...dang that place used to be fun too but now i am not sure what it is...and why...haha!)

     

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