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  1. I was reading the newspaper The Bellaire Texan dated April 19, 1972 and came across this awesome advertisement for Brunswick Sharpstown Lanes. Nearly a decade later, in February 7, 1980, the bowling place was called Brunswick Lanes. Anyone ever bowl here? How did it compare to the nearby Bellaire bowling lanes?
  2. Does anybody here attend the church in reference? It is now United, but when I was baptised there it was pretty basic. I noticed a building in the area of the former playground where we played. I was baptised in 1970. Was in MYF and sang in the chior. I have so many memories connected to this church.
  3. I was browsing the newspaper The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated March 5, 1975 and came across a business listing for Kettle Restaurant located at 5545 Southwest Freeway. Formally, in the ad, the restaurant is called Kettle Pancake House. I believe they go by two different names. Did anyone eat here? Any pictures of the building? I'm surprised a pancake house would offer employees both paid vacations and a retirement plan.
  4. I was browsing the newspaper The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated December 29, 1965 and came across a business ad for Rettig’s Drive-In Restaurant located at 7205 Hillcroft Ave. Did anyone ever eat here? I unfortunately never gotten a chance to try it. How many locations in Houston did they have? I know of 1932 W. Gray St. 2410 W. Holcombe Blvd. 7205 Hillcroft Ave.
  5. While browsing the The Bellaire Texan magazine dated April 3, 1957 I found a business ad for Whitehill Stables at 5418 Dashwood Dr. "One block off Chimney Rock Road Behind Chimney Rock Nursery" Recently under new management, Whitehill Stables & School of Riding (formally the Bellaire Stables.) Sandy Whitehall proprietor and instructor. J. Jones resident farrier. Horace Alley trainer & instructor.
  6. Looking at The Bellaire Texan magazine dated July 8, 1964 and saw a few advertisements for Tidelands Marine Center located at 7414 Ashcroft St. / 6100 Bissonet St. I like the play on the famous TMC hotel Tidelands. Same family?
  7. Went to Houston Baptist University today to visit the Lee and Grant exhibit. http://www.hbu.edu/hbu/About_HBU.asp?SnID=141925366 http://www.hbu.edu/hbu/MOSH_Lee_Grant_Exhibit.asp To be honest, I was not aware that this campus even existed until I looked up where the exhibit was located. I'm not from here originally. They would not let me take any photos of the exhibit. Pissed me off because this was the reason why I took my camera. So, afterwards I walked around this small campus and took some photos of the buildings. (the campus is located in the middle of the triangle created by the intersections of Beechnut, Fondren and I-59) Here they are: Adios
  8. Per last week's Deal Sheet https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/deal-sheet/this-weeks-houston-deal-sheet-90506
  9. JLW, that place was Celebration Station. I think it is still there, it is totally seperate from the old Malibu Grand Prix that is now a used car dealership.
  10. Their was Jet Set club for the swinging couple. I worked for Benard Wishnow. Barberry Coast I worked at and danced. Napoleon Square. Disco. Bonapartes Retreat disco. I could tell you a lot more. Edit: September 14, 1978
  11. HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Houston real estate broker Bill Burge reports that the 7-acre Men’s Wearhouse distribution center and corporate office has been sold. The property was acquired by SER-Ninos Charter School, which will redevelop it into a high school. The 141,258-SF building, 5803 Glenmont Drive, is located in the Gulfton area, between Chimney Rock and Hillcroft Avenue and it’s on the south side of the Southwest Freeway. https://realtynewsreport.com/the-mens-wearhouse-warehouse-sol
  12. New Gulfton bus service could become model for other Houston neighborhoods
  13. $14M Gulfton apartment buyout to make way for flood project https://communityimpact.com/houston/bellaire-meyerland-west-university/environment/2021/03/11/14m-gulfton-apartment-buyout-to-make-way-for-flood-project/
  14. Best Hamburgers in town..........long gone. Located (I think on Hillcroft near Bissonnet) behind Bayland Park. My best friend and I would walk or ride bikes to the park and to the Purple Cow. Best thing since the Chuck Wagon Hamburgers (I think was on Beachnut near Bissonnet). What do you know?
  15. I recall watching all the stars that showed up at the old Gaylynn Theather when they premiered "Urban Cowboy". I saw Andy Warhol, Charlie Daniels, and of course John Travolta drive up. I knew the ushers and we walked the place afterwards.....bumped into the unknown Debra Winger and then tripped all over the empty wine and champagne bottles in all 3 theaters. It was a big night for that old theater. Does anyone also remember the old Sinclair gas station at the corner of Southwest Freeway and Bellaire? We always got our gas there and also a case of Cokes (in glass returnable bottles in wooden crates). I also recall when the "Super Slide" was across the street from the Gilman Pontiac dealer.....you would slide down on burlap sacks...lots of fun. Lastly....does anyone recall the Food Giant that use to be in the mall (where Penny's ended up being located) and does anyone recall the old Eckards (??) drug store in the shopping center on Bellaire Blvd. near Burning Tree where there use to be a Dairy Queen and where there use to be a Rice grocery store in the early 70's? That old drug store use to have a drug counter where you could get a meal and ice cream, etc. It is amazing that a fountain dining counter was in as new a neighborhood as Sharpstown!
  16. M.D. Anderson building satellite treatment facility April 19, 2007 & July 26, 2011 https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/M-D-Anderson-building-satellite-treatment-1593949.php
  17. I went to look at a couple of houses in the sharpstown area...they were north of 59, north of fondren and west of the mall...I keep seeing postings like this is a dangerous area? It looked really nice...is there something I dont know about...and maybe its just the point of reference. I currently live off the intersection of Lawndale and Telephone. I classify this as a iffy area, not sharpstown. I am sure there are crappy apts over there, but I am talking about the nieghborhoods. I do notice houses are really cheap, so please enlighten me on whats going on over there.
  18. METRO Considers Moving Transit Center From Bellaire to Gulfton http://realtynewsreport.com/2019/05/14/metro-considers-moving-transit-center-from-bellaire-to-gulfton/
  19. Can't really spill the beans quite yet but something big is in the works at KPRC. I suspect you'll hear about it and see it in the paper sometime in 2015. Btw, they have hired a new morning weather guy out of Oregon. Should see him on the air in January. Wish I could disclose more but I can't. In due time...
  20. During the 70's my parents bought our family annual swimming pool memberships at the Royal Coach Inn. This continued for years. We brought family and friends there to play Marco Polo or whatever. The signs posted there said "no cut-offs" due to filter clogging, lol. We entered through a specific back door to enter the pool area. We were informed by posted signs if a famous person was staying there and we were not allowed there to swim that day(s). Elvis, The Osmonds, and more stars stayed there in order to play/act at the Houston Arena Theatre (down the street). I would love it if someone out there had some pics of the Royal Coach Inn, especially the pool area. Is anybody out there (no Pink Floyd intended)? Any information would be great! Thanks, Jules Edit: Castle like!!
  21. Anybody have an Colonial House stories? LMAO!!! What was that dudes name who used to advertise them on TV? And didn't that place get seedy like the Carrousel motel? LMAO!!!! I think the place was over on Gulfton, right?
  22. I lived in the Alora apartments, they were on El Camino Del Rey at Chimney Rock, between Westpark Tollway and Glenmont.
  23. I remember when Der Wienerschnitzel opened. About 1970 I would guess. Seems like it was at Hillcroft and Bissonet. Not sure after all these years. I remember sitting with my dad at an outside table there for lunch. Edit: 1971 Der Wienerschnitzel at 7801 Hillcroft Street
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