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Charles Z

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  1. OP has a point on the rail's immediate vicinity. It can be sketchy in most areas, especially at night. Downtown is worse IMO. Walking near Reef has a different feel than walking 100 yards away near the rail at night unless there is an event at Reliant. The Superblock should help. Overall, it's improved over the years, however.
  2. I think it's great. People should have a good time.
  3. Been a couple times. Decent food, especially for a bar. It's upbeat and a good change of pace from some of the other bars. I stuck with beer, so I can't elaborate on the specialty shots except that they look neat. It's ideal if you don't want go to a nice restaurant but don't want to stay at home.
  4. Petco was on the original proposal list, but looks like they took it off and added a spa instead.
  5. When I look at capital's website, it says: Louisiana and McGowen New 14,500 SF Retail Building in the Heart of Midtown. Join Starbucks, PotBelly and Chipotle I assume the Torchy's orginally proposed for this area went to Rice Village???
  6. Looks like this is opening today or tomorrow. http://www.facebook.com/goodlifemidtown?ref=stream
  7. Noticed they were moving out items and having construction repairs done. Wonder if they're putting the property up for sale.
  8. No more flop houses, especially those with multiple sex offenders Chick-fil-a Residental high rises Safer environment for women and children Black Walnut, or something similar More retail (not just bars and restaurants), PetSmart would work
  9. Received this through some e-mails, so passing on the info for those who live by Baldwin Park. The City of Houston Parks and Recreations Department and the Mayor's Office have just approved the use of Baldwin Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., for an event called "Feast of Joy," hosted by a local non-profit organization. During this two-day event, the organizers will "host bible study and other activities under a 20x20 tent as well as feed those who attend." (according to Ricardo E. Magdaleno| Senior Superintendent | Mayor's Office of Special Event
  10. Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. ยง 1437f), often simply known as Section 8, as repeatedly amended, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of approximately 3.1 million low-income households. It operates through several programs, the largest of which, the Housing Choice Voucher program, pays a large portion of the rents and utilities of about 2.1 million households. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development manages the Section 8 programs.[1] The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides "tenant-based" rental assistance, so an assi
  11. SteveW, do you just own property in midtown or live in midtown as well? Please explain section 8 for me. I can't see how anyone who owns a townhome or house would view it favorably, but I need to learn more about it.
  12. That area is on the move. The French restaurant just opened as well. 24 is solid. New pastry shop.
  13. http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2012/01/state_sues_to_close_midtown_co.php
  14. Have you heard anything new on this lot? With Post building towards it and the group of old houses on the its edge, it seems like it will only become more valuable.
  15. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Suspect-arrested-in-nightclub-shooting-2412221.php So he had a gun on him in the club. Glad he was caught and arrested.
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