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curley1733

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  1. FYI, $200k-$250k is a good deal higher than Houston's median housing price of $160,120. And it is also a price point for many of us unwashed masses of young professionals... Additionally, your assumptions are wrong. There are only 2 new builds currently listed in that area for under $250k and they are both on the small side compared to the surrounding townhomes. Everything else in that area right now is going for $280k or more with the top end off fowler street going for $429k.
  2. A doctor owned it. He may be developing an office space for himself.
  3. Bump! I'm surprised that no one on here knows about this establishment. I too was wondering about the current makeover of this building and was hoping that the news would break here.
  4. I searched for about a year and came to the conclusion that Cottage Grove had the best of your combined factors for the price. Especially with the Intown Homes properties going in, Cottage Grove is getting nicer and nicer. Of course I'm biased because I live in Cottage Grove now, but I looked in all of the places you listed and ended up in Cottage Grove. You can't beat the location and convience with is being right next to I-10, and we have had no problems with safety. In my opinion the prices are still reasonable compared to most of the Greater Heights.
  5. Blasphemy to bundle Chick-fil-A in with that riff-raff...
  6. I am literally praying for a Chick-fil-a in one of those pad sites!
  7. Is there any way we can confirm this? I live right next to this area and a "waterpark" would be great. I know for sure that Intown homes is supposed to extend the Heights hike/bike trail to Cottage Grove, but this waterpark is news to me.
  8. I have mainly heard that if Stevenson closes, the children will go to Memorial Elementary.
  9. Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't you the same person that has been screaming for a mixed-use project instead of walmart? Isn't mixed-use "responsible urban development"? I guess if your pursuit is to just control everything, then you can lobby for, and then against the same thing...
  10. Parking for a large portion of the lot could definitely be a possibility, and it would be a big help to the parking situation around there. If a large portion of the land is not for parking, then that is a huge lot for 2 bars...
  11. Does anyone know what is going on with the demolition of a Washington Ave. lumber and hardware store between Detering and Lester? With the completion of the demo, it looks like the entire block will be clear for new contruction. Will this be more residential (right on Washington), strip center, or mixed use?
  12. Argumentum ad populum does not apply here because we are talking about a sports bar, not a set of invalid beliefs, and the business will go out of business once the market decides that it is no longer reasonable. I didn't say it is reasonable, I said that the market would figure it out, and it will. The owners are taking a risk (that you are well within your rights to criticize) on creating an image that is not typical of sports bars. I'm just arguing economics, not beliefs.
  13. Are you the owner? Are you the one that takes the financial and emotional hit if the concept fails? Maybe the market will figure out whether the dress code and concept is unreasonable? Looks like a lot of people go there on a regular basis, (I'm not one of them) so guess it's working out so far.
  14. Here is another article from the same Federal Reserve Bank website titled "The Wal-Mart effect: Poison or antidote for local communities? http://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications_papers/pub_display.cfm?id=3033 I have not read the entire article, but I thought you guys might be interested in it. From what I have gleaned so far (just skimmed and looked at the pretty graphs) the article gives a non-biased study of Wal-Mart's effects on the community. It doesn't "prove" whether Wal-Mart is positive or negative, but does come to this conclusion: "findings from this fedgazette analysis suggest that much of the conventional wisdom regarding Wal-Mart's nefarious effects on local communities is off base, at least in relation to measures that the public and policymakers often use to gauge community health. The analysis is also absent any discussion of the savings local consumers realize by having Wal-Mart in town (see further discussion).But neither does the analysis assume that Wal-Mart is a boon to counties. Though the balance of findings is, in sum, more positive than negative toward Wal-Mart, all of the measured effects were small. Given some positive and some negative outcomes, it's probably safest to say that Wal-Mart's net imprint on a county's health appears to be smaller than most perceive. If that's surprising, maybe it shouldn't be. County economies—even small ones—are dynamic entities, constantly changing and extending well beyond their retail borders. Firms, jobs and people come and go with regularity, and for lots of different reasons. It could be that the economic idiosyncrasies of local communities—education levels, infrastructure investments, entrepreneurial culture, local business mix, geographic good fortune—play a larger role in determining the long-run growth prospects for the 89 counties studied here than whether the bogyman dressed as Wal-Mart showed up at the community door." I feel like I have been hearing a couple of people saying almost this exact quote during this thread...
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