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  1. Amazing! Yet another golf range on Bissonnet from back in the day. I was browsing the newspaper The Bellaire Texan dated August 9, 1951 and saw this advertisement: Anyone know about this place? Golf Clubs For Sale. Four used Winter-Dobson woods. $50. Bissonnet Golf Range, 2900 Bissonnet.
  2. I was browsing the newspaper Rice Thresher dated November 28, 1951 and found an advertisement for Buck Harris's Touchdown Club located at 5209 Kirby Drive. Anyone know about this place?
  3. Sure do I was a regular there along with my dear deceased friend Buddy Bryant,, Club owner was Bud along with Goofy's Game room
  4. Any pics.,or comments pertaining to this establishment?
  5. I noticed we didn't have a thread for the Eden's Terrace Shops Shopping Center at 5115 Buffalo Speedway. I remember going to Qin Dynasty Chinese Restaurant with my coworkers back in the day. I've also been in that Starbucks as well. Website: https://edens.com/property/terrace-shops/
  6. I thought there was already a thread about this, but I can't find one, so I will include all the information I know. At 2715 Bissonnet in West U, diagonally across the street from the old Coca Cola bottling plant, there is a two-story shopping center from the 1960s or 1970s, which is being torn down for redevelopment. Plans for redevelopment have been going on for a while; this flyer was posted in 2017 when a company called Edge was marketing it. More recently, BPI realty has been marketing it, with the following rendering common to both flyers, showing a one-story strip mall: And here is the site plan: In November, the city of West University Place had a hearing to replat it. The existing development is called The Upper Kirby Building, not to be confused with a building of the same name on Richmond, and other places have referred to it as the Shoppes at Upper Kirby and the Shops at West U, so I am uncertain of what the name of the final development will be. Swamplot reported on the imminent demolition of the existing buildings, including this pre-demolition photo: Here are some photos I took of it today during demolition:
  7. I was reading the newspaper The Rice Thresher dated August 21, 1987 and came across a full-page ad for Chanello's Pizza located at 5233 Buffalo Speedway. Did anyone ever eat here? How does it rank to the rest of the Houston pizza pie restaurants?
  8. I don't think we have a thread for the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church located at 5308 Buffalo Speedway. How long has the church been there? I'm sure they'd been there for 40+ years? Anyone ever attend service here? This is located at Buffalo Speedway & Bissonnet near the HEB.
  9. I was browsing the newspaper The Southwest Citizen dated January 19, 1950 and came across this business ad for J.M.H. Supermarket No. 3 located at 6204 College (at Milton) West University Place. J.M. Huffington, left, of J.M.H. Supermarkets, and Archer Romero, prominent agriculturist and feed expert and secretary of the Houston Fat Stock Show, examine some of the chemically-wrapped minerals used in the feeding program at Huffington Ranch. From the The Bellaire Citizen dated March 9, 1950. Showing cowboys on the Huffington Ranch.
  10. 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?
  11. I was browsing the The Southwest Citizen magazine dated December 3, 1964 and noticed this business listing for Chuc Wagun Hamburgers located at 5210 Kirby Dr. Anyone ever eat here? Why did the Chuc Wagun brand go out of business? Merged with a bigger company?
  12. The hard copy paper version mentioned specifically that they anticipated the Bissonnet location would get redeveloped and cited its proximity to West U, but without zoning since it's in Houston "Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages plans to close its two existing plants, one off Bissonnet and the other off Gulfgate, after moving its production and distribution operations to Pinto Business Park." https://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/Coca-Cola-to-build-1M-square-foot-bottling-plant-12955383.php
  13. This will sit next to Chateau 10 Sunset in University Place. Site via Streetview SubdivisionPlatPDF_PLAT rev.pdf
  14. Anyone have insights on living in Breas Heights? Thanks.
  15. Don't forget Randall's & Whole Foods on Bellaire Blvd, plus the Randall's on Weslayen. The grocery market in the West U area is already saturated; when the "super Kroger" opened, it took a lot of business away from the Weslayen Randall's. The new HEB will probably put the nail in the coffin for the Weslayan Randall's, as it is the oldest grocery store in the area, and was designed to 1980s standards.
  16. Does anyone know anything about this swimming pool that's North off Bellarie Blvd. It looks like it's now an indoor tennis courts.
  17. Anyone know the low down on "Darth Vader's" house on the corner of Buffalo Speedway and University? That's what my kids call the all black house that's been there for quite a while. Very prominent.
  18. This shopping center is at Buffalo Speedway & Westpark. Across the street from H-E-B. This center is anchored by Kroger. Noticed Vietopia vacated their spot after a decade. They are now located at the Southwest Freeway service road by Whataburger. Went to eat there last night. Same great food! Definitely a smaller footprint. Probably had to downsize due to Covid. Found an old drawing from the realtor's website. http://www.rhsint.com/plaza-in-the-park.html
  19. Weslayan Plaza announcement: Goodbye Chuck E., hello Torchy http://www.instantnewsbellaire.com/weslayan-plaza-announcement-goodbye-chuck-e-hello-torchy/
  20. Upcoming road work at Buffalo Speedway near Holcombe Blvd. in West University. https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2020021433
  21. Anchored by Randalls. Vanderbilt Square at 3003-3191 W. Holcombe Blvd Houston, TX 77025 https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/3003-3191-W-Holcombe-Blvd-Houston-TX/16840844/
  22. So I'm trying to get my website up and running again. So I'm researching new material. At the moment I'm trying to find to find info anything that anyone could add is very much appreciated. Here's what I have so far. History: The shopping center was planned designed to be an indoor mall and to have Weslayan routed underground. In 1952 Weingarten's opened their store (which would later become Randall's) this is the first store in the shopping center. It was built with a basement likely to mesh with the mall design. The idea for this to be a full blown mall was dropped sometime around the same year. Questions: Who where the former Tenants? Was the entrance to Weingarten's/Randall's always on the side it currently is? Was anything else built for the mall that was later used in the shopping center? A few pages on the center's original design. Ad for Dor-O-Matic showing a great proposed design. List of Tenants and a nice pic of Randall's from 2005. 1978 mention in Texas Monthly of the address Petco currently uses. 1994 mention in Houston Press of H&H Music at Petco address. Image of "Regal Sleep Shops". Small mention notes that the mall was intended to be one story. Brasco Door Ad with pic claiming to be Montclair Weingarten's.
  23. Found this today. I'm not sure how long it has been there. Pipeline Realty seems to have several projects in the area http://www.pipelinerealty.com/category/retail/
  24. Are being developed Nothing to write home about, but thread worthy perhaps. the eye center looks kinda cool. The Eastern Lot: The Western:
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