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  1. Hello all, I'm thinking about renting at Advenir at The Med Center located at 9955 Buffalo Speedway. Any info regarding the apartments? Thanks for the insight. https://www.advenirliving.com/themedcenter/
  2. Does anyone know how this street got its quirky name? I assume the "Buffalo" part is from the bayou. But "Speedway?" What's up with that? Anyone have the history?
  3. It's a huge apartment complex called "CONNECTION AT BUFFALO POINTE" that was mentioned in the Chronicle late last year. If I recall correctly, it's more than 350+ units and developed by a company called Embrey .
  4. last but not least, the old Jamail's Restaurant on Buffalo Speedway and Murworth, now an overgrown and fenced lot.
  5. Billboards along the freeways are one thing, but digital boards playing video are another. Anyone else envision them becoming so distracting that wrecks happen more frequently in proximity to them. A few accidents and lawsuits later I believe this will be re-thought very quickly. But don't expect the campaign against billboards to be easy. Someone is making money off these things, and they wont allow their wallets to get lighter without a fight. They will take on anyone who wants to get these things removed. At the very least they can get rid of billboards that are not along highways... especially the ones near me that we've wanted gone for nearly 20 years and more.... check Buffalo Speedway, between West Alabama and Westheimer, across from the Lamar Tower Condominiums. It's, for the most part, a residential area, leading right into River Oaks... complete with advertising eyesores.
  6. Does anyone remember the old retail strip center at 9714 Buffalo Speedway? Here's a demolition picture for when Lovett Commercial bought this land, a long with the 9604 South Main St. motel.
  7. I have a recollection of the Ramones performing at the Dome Shadows also in the late 70s. Could that be? Did they have bands play at the Dome Shadows?
  8. I remember Kindred Spirits on Richmond near the Loop. The one I went to on Buffalo Speedway was in the 90's and called the Ranch. Had 3 clubs, I think, but I was only in the techno one. The orginal Kindred Spirits was in a strip center on Buffalo Speedway next door to Luby's (now gone) at Bissonnet. It had an upper level and was a very nice club, much nicer than the location they moved to at the loop. The Ranch actually started out on South Main in a small strip center and their advertisements said "Houston's Highlight is the Ranch". Betsy Worden bought it out and moved to the old strip center on Buffalo Speedway around the corner. It was the largest square footage Gay Women's bar in the country. One club was the Ranch which was primarily country and western, the techno club was called Extasy and at the far end was the quiet bar called Ms. B's. There was also a large patio outside with a bar, barbeque pit and volleyball court. She lived at the end of the building in a loft style area filled with antiques and a huge antique oak bar several feet long was the centerpiece of this. At the other end of the building she had one tenant, a small frame shop that you didn't even notice unless you were looking pretty hard for it. It was quite the place to go at the time. The whole place was torn down after she closed up shop and now it is a small subdivision with new two story houses. A little more trivia on this, before Ms. Worden moved in, several years earlier there had been a club housed in one end of the building called Dome Shadows which was a rock and roll place I believe. It burned at one point, but that area of the building was rebuilt. Where Ms. B's was located was once a primarily black club called Mr. B's and most of the interior of this was left intact when the Ranch went into operation. It was always said by Both Betsy Worden and her employees that the building was haunted, they would hear noises before the place opened and late at night such as doors opening and shutting and the beer taps coming on by themselves particularly down at the Ranch/Dome Shadows end of the building that had burned.
  9. Hello all, Need guidance on some apartments in River Oaks. I'm looking to move closer to Richmond Avenue near Greenway Plaza. I'm on a budget so I cannot go renting a brand new luxury Class-A multifamily complex. I was looking online and came across the The Park at River Oaks located at 3121 Buffalo Speedway. So my question is just how good is this place? From what I understand the original developer is Houston-based The Finger Companies. Does this mean the build quality will be outstanding? How are the neighbors? What about the traffic down the street at Richmond & Buffalo Speedway? Thanks!
  10. There is empty land on the western side of Buffalo Speedway between Westheimer and Richmond. This is prime real estate sitting vacant. Is anything happening down there? By the way, which part of midtown is seeing most development so far? I drove north on Main Street coming from TMC. The area between TMC and 59 is, of course, nice. However, once I had passed under 59 and entered Midtown, I didnt notice any of the new constructions everyone is talking about. I drove until Alabama, turned east and returned via Fannin since I didnt have much time but just wanted to take a quick look. I did see a new condo building on Fannin, just south of Alabama.
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