texas911

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  1. New Mixed-Use Project - Texas Instrument Facility Site

    This should be successful, lots of restaurants in close proximity are alway very busy, such as the Pappadeaux and Gringos.
  2. Bellaire Town Center

    Looks like progress. Its got most of its parking in the back. FYI.
  3. moo. Missed opportunity here. I look at what's happening in the rest of the world and wonder why Houston can't come up with a signature skyscraper for its skyline.
  4. New HEB in Bellaire

    Hey EK, they are building a cafe in the front of the Bellaire HEB, its jus not finished yet.
  5. New HEB in Bellaire

    But there are carts upstairs, no need to take one up with you.
  6. New HEB in Bellaire

    OK so I went to check out the new HEB Bellaire. And yes, its not as crafted as the Montrose/WestU HEBs, no rich textures nor warm palette of wood or greenery, but its OK. The front entrance on the second floor tries to make it feel airier than it really is, but as you get to the rear of the store, its all florescent lights and low ceilings. But getting to the rear is the saving grace for this store, it is positively huge! Compared to the previous HEB Bellaire and especially the West U one. The selections are insane. Its surprising how large the footprint is. So well done HEB. Still wish they had the conveyer belt system to get up to the second floor like they do in San Antonio, but heard that the city of Bellaire nixed that. Well, its fun to watch you cart ride a funicular beside you! Oh, and they have a light system in the garage with red/green lights to tell you where there are open spots. Nice. It would have been nicer if it told you how many spots were open as you entered!
  7. River Oaks Surgical Center at 3720 Westheimer, 7-Stories

    The Goodyear has infinitely more interesting architecture than the proposed one. Shame.
  8. New HEB in Bellaire

    Here's the Montrose one for comparison. https://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2011/11/first-peek-at-h-e-bs-huge-new-montrose-store/#photo-27426
  9. New HEB in Bellaire

    This one. https://www.chron.com/business/retail/article/Photos-H-E-B-to-open-its-first-two-story-grocery-13024521.php
  10. New HEB in Bellaire

    Saw interior pictures on the chron and its mildly extremely disappointing. Looks like a a run of the mill grocery. Not even as interesting as the West U HEB or my favorite, Montrose HEB. I guess all the budget went to the two story structure. Not very upscale for one of the richest zip codes in the USA.
  11. Episcopal High School Construction

    Well it looks like it ended up great for everyone, because EHS is quite a feather in Bellaire's cap!
  12. Now that USA/Mex/Can won to host the 2026 World Cup, can Houston get a game or two? I think we might have a chance seeing as we've hosted two great Super Bowls and multiple NCAA basketball tourney regionals/championships. We have rail and we are the 4th largest city in the USA. Plus NRG has the option for a grass field. Or will Dallas steal our thunder yet again?
  13. New HEB in Bellaire

    Nice pictures! So nice they look like renderings! That Curbside sign, is there going to be an opening there? All the other instances of the brown brick denotes an entrance.
  14. New HEB in Bellaire

    So I drove by the place and its looking great! Unfortunately, its rendered everything around it as old and tired! Hopefully it will spur new development. Just read on the Chronicle that West U and Bellaire are the richest "places" in Houston and ranked in the nation as well. Something like 16 for West U and 42 for Bellaire. With all that wealth in Bellaire, I often wonder why there isn't more upscale shopping/dining. When I first moved into West U in 1995, the surrounding areas around West U was nowhere near as upscale as it is now.
  15. New HEB in Bellaire

    Its the new Bellaire except that its governed by city of Houston laws. I think the reason Bellaire and West U/Southside are unique is that they are their own cities with draconian zoning. You won't see a "tower of terror" campaign in those cities!