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  1. 13 just had a story about a proposed 23 story high rise and how southhampton and boulevard oaks are complaining about the increased density/traffic etc that will result. they will be tearing down some older apartments to create this project. story
  2. I was walking around Rice Village recently (pushing a stroller) and noted how poor some of the streets/curbs and infrastructure appeared. There are numerous areas where the curbs have no ramps and you are literally forced to walk in the street or through parking lots. This is really surprising to me given the number of young families with children in the immediate area, and the proximity to the medical center (and thus likely use by people in wheelchairs.) The village is really one of the major 'public faces' of Houston to the outside world, likely to be visited by out of town families of Rice university students, and out of town medical center patients and families (I see the shuttle buses from the medical center hotels dropping them off frequently.) As such, I really can't understand the lack of investment in the roads and curbs in the village area and I'm really surprised someone hasn't brought an ADA lawsuit. Are sidewalks and curbs in commercial areas the responsibility of the city or the property owner to maintain?
  3. Noticed this on Loopnet. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/5333-Kirby-Dr-Houston-TX/21788420/
  4. I was reading the newspaper The Thresher dated September 14, 1972 and came across a movie advertisement for Art Cinema located at 6140 Village Parkway. This was an adult theater. 6140 Village Parkway - 528-8186 - In University Village - 1/2 Block East of Kirby Dr. between Times & Amherst.
  5. I was browsing The Southwest Citizen dated December 9, 1948 and noticed a full page ad for Huffington's Food Market located at 3642 University Blvd. Did anyone happen to shop here? I'd love to hear some stories.
  6. I was browsing The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated December 9, 1948 and came across a business listing for Midget Market located on Kirby Dr. At Sunset Blvd. Did anyone do their grocery shopping here? I'd be interested in any knowledge, or stories. I love all the small, independent grocers. Now days there are 3 big brands that dominate and HEB is on every corner. Very cool building too! Anyone happen to know the architect?
  7. I was browsing Southwest Citizen dated May 11, 1950 and came across a business listing for Windmill Cleaners located at 6632 South Main St. Love the mid-century look of this building! What strip center was this located in? Looks like a standalone building? Windmill Cleaners had three locations at the time: 6632 South Main St 2507 River Oaks Blvd. 2506 University Blvd. 6632 South Main: 2507 River Oaks: 2506 University:
  8. This thread was originally created September 20, 2019. I'm reposting this because this post and other content from me are no longer available on the forum. 2301 University Boulevard in the Rice Village area. This is on the corner of Greenbriar Dr near the University Place neighborhood and Rice University in Houston. Aerial view Street View images from January 2019: Corner of University Blvd and Greenbriar Dr. University Blvd Greenbriar Dr
  9. Does anyone have a good idea of what Rice Village used to be like before its current incarnation as a more upscale place with chains and quirky boutiques? The closest I've found is a long-standing bead shop that closed a few years back (along with the late Variety Fair, and a head shop called "The Rat Hole"). Was it more of a counter-cultural store collection, or more of just a ramshackle bunch of businesses that congregate around universities and aim for the college student demographic? Or both?
  10. Anyone ever had their hazys? Might stop by once I'm vaccinated. https://www.bailesonbrewing.com/
  11. Boutique condo project. https://www.facebook.com/miradorgroup/timeline And I think this was the second design they were considering: Our Second Concept for a new Boutique Condo project: ORIGIN: With roots anchored in Houston’s history the Origin represents the melting pot of history and evolution that is the modern city of Houston we all know.
  12. New multifamily building proposed at the corner of Shakespeare and Morningside. Previous complex was demolished sometime in 2017. Unable to attach subdivision plat unfortunately. Site: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Morningside+Dr+%26+Shakespeare+St,+Houston,+TX+77030/@29.7142126,-95.4148851,3a,75y,227.84h,89.29t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1szhX16iMOCP0s9vHTY6OXYA!2e0!5s20170801T000000!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x8640c067f61e19eb:0xd1292a79ebde6a23!8m2!3d29.714225!4d-95.414898
  13. https://www.google.com/amp/www.houstonchronicle.com/business/amp/17-floors-of-senior-living-planned-near-Rice-10925074.php?client=safari
  14. Wow, this is impressive what is going on. When is 1717 going to break ground?! http://swamplot.com/...ing/2013-01-11/ Map location: https://www.google.c...06bfc34b5bf012f Does anyone have a copy of that newsletter?
  15. I haven't had time to do any research but I noticed when I was at the 24 hour fitness last week that they had torn out the old garage between the new garage and the children's protective services building in the village. I guess they must be adding more space to their facility. Does anyone have any info on this new construction?
  16. Not sure what part of town this is actually located, so this is my best guess. http://www.mainstreettheater.com/info/capitalcampaign.html http://www.mainstreettheater.com/info/images/BuildingRendering_f.jpg
  17. does anyone remember either of these places from the 60's?
  18. BW3'S My goodness this place has none of the flavor of past BW3'S I used to frequent like Rice Village, etc. It has been suburbanized. Love their wings, etc but so far the service is still bad and the screaming children noise level was out the box this afternoon. Course that falls on the parents as it seems to be the same type of crowd that frequent's the Chili's, etc. Sit an watch as your children run around insane and throw food all over the place then calmly get up and leave with the attitude of they get paid to clean up my kids mess (Parents watched as their kid littered the floor with food and then calmly paid the bill, picked her up and left, stepping on the food as they exited the table). We had someone's kid get up this evening and just stand at our table watching us for a long period while lifting his shirt and rubbing or scratching himself on the stomach and his folks just sat there watching. I don't know if I wanted to smack the kid in the head and tell him to go sit down or get up and smack his folks for sitting by just in oblivion of what was going on with thier kids. Man summer has just started and it looks like parents are already anxiously waiting for school to start up again.
  19. I just arrived in Houston this weekend and have been searching for a new apartment for my husband and 9 month old. It's been a grueling process, but I think we've narrowed our search down to 2 complexes: The Village at West University (at 5151 Edloe near the 59) and The Amalfi at Hermann Park. I've read all the reviews of The Village on apartmentratings.com but for some reason can't find a single review of The Amalfi anywhere on the internet (they opened in May 2008 I believe). Does anyone have any experience or feedback regarding either of these 2 complexes? The Village seems to be in a prime location in terms of walking distance to Kroger, shops, and restaurants, but the crime (apartment and auto break-ins) that I've read about is worrying, especially since I have a 9 month old. Apparently TV Max is also a problem at The Village according to the reviews I have read. I fell in love with The Amalfi as soon as I saw it, but I find it kinda weird that I can't find a single review of the complex online. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated...many thanks!
  20. My girlfriend and I ate at Fu's Chinese restaurant on University St in Kirby Village and on the way back to the car we walked past a beautiful Tile Mosaic entry with the wording "Myers White Store" in front of whats now Half Price Books. Does anyone know the history of Myers store ? Any photos ? I absolutely love seeing the tiled entry ways of stores from long past. Cory
  21. I got this notification this morning from Rice's emergency notification system this morning (they send all students SMS/email/automated phone calls whenever something bad happens). The scary part is that I got a similar notification on Jan 28 about two muggings on Bissonnet on the same day, and a similar one a few weeks before that about a mugging on Cherokee. And some students were mugged on campus in December, and in November a student was mugged near Rice Village (a block from University). I think the residents of Southampton need to worry less about the Ashby Highrise and more about crime.
  22. This place was on University Blvd. back in the mid 80s when I worked in the Medical Center. Believe it was close to Morningside - anyone remember the name of this place?
  23. My dad worked at the Village Theater while he was in high school in the early 40s. He took these pictures from the roof. I have seen these many times and never realized what they were until today. I thought I'd post them here in case anyone is interested in seeing how different University Blvd. looked over 65 years ago.
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