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  1. Sure wish someone had pics that they could post - any incarnation of that hill!
  2. My mom was telling me about a disco club that was on West Alabama Street near the Galleria and she and my dad can't remember the name of it. Anyone remember? Please help us solve this mystery..haha! Thanks! Oh yeah, and does anyone know where the 80's club called "Wave's" was? I am thinking it may have been somewhere on/near the Richmond strip.
  3. Believe it or not Spanish Village on Almeda once had a stand-up Ms Pac Man machine...the Pac-Man & Ms Pac-Man sit downs at Eddie's Pizza on Richmond..APB was in the line of video games @ Meyerland General Cinema Theatre..Baby Pac-Man (& every other video game imaginable) at Showbiz Pizza on Weslayan..Paperboy, Gauntlet, Spyhunter & Marble Madness at any arcade at Astroworld..the Tron games at the West U Pool & WaterWorld..Elevator Action at a Safeway somewhere in Houston..Out Run & Toobin' at Amc 14 Meyer Park..Hard Drivin' at Tilt in The Galleria..Rampage in the second arc
  4. First it was a ski-mountain...then it was a waterslide with arts and crafts rooms and a huge pirate ship to play on...then it was a nursery which looked cool during the holidays because the entire hill was nothing but lights and Christmas trees!...then it was Lone Star Amphitheatre which surprisingly hosted some big name concerts. The hill simply disappeared due to the right of way for Westpark Tollway. Since there's nothing left to do in Houston anymore, I would think it would have done well in this day and age....either some cool waterslides or...imagine it covered in a racetrack for go cart
  5. The Hollywood Video on Weslayan at Bissonnet was a Color Tile!
  6. Anyone remember the old building near or in downtown...I think it was on Travis...it was painted black and turned into a haunted house...had a huge painting of Freddy Krueger on the front...anyone have pictures? links? remember the name? remember where it was? There was also a haunted house on buffalo speedway where a little hidden strip center was on the right hand side just before you hit South Main...I think it had some night clubs next to it... There was one out somewhere in a shopping strip...would've been around 1989-1991 or so....all I remember was trying to feel my way around and one r
  7. www.sixflagshouston.com has videos of the Houston Busch Gardens on their "videos" portion of the website
  8. I always thought it would look cool to have the different bridges downtown lit up with christmas lights...I think the Main Street bridge would look amazing with its arches lit up outlined in lights.
  9. Bertha's was really good food! I was very sad when it finally closed its doors...in the early 80's I remember it being in a really old building somewhere in downtown...then she moved it near the Alley or maybe it was even inside the Alley Theatre building in the upper levels...then it made its final home on Montrose in a shopping strip (that is still there right next to Diedrich's Coffee)...that's a place I really wish would make a comeback!
  10. Anyone have any idea when the blue lights will be turned on for good every night? I've driven down there a lot recently...I've seen the lights that have been installed, but I haven't ever seen them on...
  11. If you look on buffalobayou.org's website under the tab "Master Plan" you can see how they plan on reinforcing the banks of the bayou which will make the water a more greenish color (the brown is because of the mud and dirt erosions from the sides that constantly mix with the water)...and there will be canals constructed..one north canal connecting White Oak and Buffalo Bayou just upstream from the McKee Street bridge and a south canal connecting the Elysian Viaduct part of the bayou to a more downstream area...all of this will relieve flooding...they are already offering pontoon boat tours fo
  12. Yeah, was that what it was called? "Mountain Park"? Was that the waterslide and pirate ship and arts and crafts amusement thing or the ski slope thing. I remember going to a birthday party there in the very early 80's! Must've been pre-WaterWorld!
  13. Here's a ton that I remember from the 80's! Pipe Organ Pizza (they still have these in other states) - they had great video games and cool prizes!...Golden Chick - I think there was one where the Dolce Freddo/Ben & Jerry's is on Kirby near Rice Village...Tamale's was a cool restaurant located in Rice Village where Fu's Garden is now...Charlie's Hamburgers were allllll over the place - Rice Village on Times, Spring, Katy...Poor Man's Country Club was a cool sports bar that had barbecue on University in Rice Village where the bank next to El Meson is...The Bagel Manufactory was on Rice Blvd
  14. For years I have walked the banks of the bayou dreaming. When I felt brave I would walk the south bank just below and behind the phase II Bayou Place building. Anyone ever noticed the cement supports jutting out of the building in an "L" shape that overhang the bayou? Why not just cover the supports with walkways/patios and add in some restaurants and shops? On stilts surrounding the building you could extend it vertically to add more retail/restaurants or even have a divided hotel on one side residential on the other with balconies overlooking downtown, hobby center, the aquarium, etc. We'd h
  15. There are too many good Mexican Restaurants in Houston to pick: 100% Taquito for amazing tortas and authentic Mexican food Guadalajara has really good flautas Ninfas and Cafe Adobe have great burritos (try them with chile con queso on top) Jalapenos on Kirby has really good enchiladas verdes The original Ninfas has some killer margaritas and some great food For greasy 1950's style Tex-Mex go to Spanish Village For some of everything (Cuban and Tex-Mex) go to El Meson
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