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For now they are saying that none of the theater goers will be affected in any way and closing is not on the horizon. I guess we shall see... 

I go to iPic for "special event" movies or ones that i want to make sure no one talks during the movies etc as i find that iPic usually has the most respectful moviegoers ever...

 

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New tenants:

Moreau Paris

Zadig + Voltaire

Zimmeermann

 

Chopard has vacated, and The Avant Garden (florist) bowed out from its corner space across from Toulouse. Unsurprisingly, the test-store didn't pan out. 

 

https://www.riveroaksdistrict.com/map

 

The always-empty East Hampton must be getting a sweetheart deal from ROD. I'm surprised they're still around given how fast they exited their montrose location.

 

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I walk through ROD almost every day and I see more empty storefronts now.  Which I expected.  I want the project to succeed, but i think the path forward is more difficult than it would have been if the original developers had brought it to market earlier without scaling it back as they did.  

 

I am not privy to how the various business are doing, but it's obvious that some of the restaurants are drawing almost all the customer traffic.  The high-end clothing and jewelry shops always look empty.   

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On 8/6/2019 at 1:17 PM, gene said:

For now they are saying that none of the theater goers will be affected in any way and closing is not on the horizon. I guess we shall see... 

I go to iPic for "special event" movies or ones that i want to make sure no one talks during the movies etc as i find that iPic usually has the most respectful moviegoers ever...

 

 

I know this is a bit of a tangent, but do you have any recommendations regarding ipic?  Premium or Premium Plus seating, best foods, etc?

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^^^ god knows that i love ROD!  however, this magnificent place of great shopping and leisure.. desperately needs to start bringing in more BLACK HOUSTONIANS, as well as TEENAGERS!  this is a huge and all-important aspect of commerce, that is glaringly missing at the ROD.  as a black american male myself, i would have to state in all honesty, that this place caters overall... to the wealthy... white... and privileged.  there are many many many  black houstonians, that simply do not even know that this brilliant shopping/eating mecca even exist.  whenever, i mention it to them, they look at me as if i am dreaming.  whenever, i decide to prove it to them by either pointing the ROD out to them via the internet... or just taking my pals there myself... THEY ALWAYS SEEM COMPLETELY SHOCKED!  NIKE would do well to open houston's first NIKETOWN here at ROD.  this particular endeavor would instantly bring-in the TEENAGERS with a lot of dollars to spend.  teens love NIKETOWN!  ROD would do well, to bring forth retail that caters more to upward teens/young adults.  upon my most personal view, ROD, is simply a gorgeous and amazing fete of commerce for houston.  however, there is an urgent need for it to become a

lot more marketable to ALL OF THE CITIZENS HOUSTON.  they simply have no choice...     

 

 

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6 hours ago, monarch said:

 

 

^^^ god knows that i love ROD!  however, this magnificent place of great shopping and leisure.. desperately needs to start bringing in more BLACK HOUSTONIANS, as well as TEENAGERS!  this is a huge and all-important aspect of commerce, that is glaringly missing at the ROD.  as a black american male myself, i would have to state in all honesty, that this place caters overall... to the wealthy... white... and privileged.  there are many many many  black houstonians, that simply do not even know that this brilliant shopping/eating mecca even exist.  whenever, i mention it to them, they look at me as if i am dreaming.  whenever, i decide to prove it to them by either pointing the ROD out to them via the internet... or just taking my pals there myself... THEY ALWAYS SEEM COMPLETELY SHOCKED!  NIKE would do well to open houston's first NIKETOWN here at ROD.  this particular endeavor would instantly bring-in the TEENAGERS with a lot of dollars to spend.  teens love NIKETOWN!  ROD would do well, to bring forth retail that caters more to upward teens/young adults.  upon my most personal view, ROD, is simply a gorgeous and amazing fete of commerce for houston.  however, there is an urgent need for it to become a

lot more marketable to ALL OF THE CITIZENS HOUSTON.  they simply have no choice...     

 

 

Monarch what exactly is holding anyone from visiting/shopping/dining? I've been to ROD a few times and have seen a good mix in Hermes and IPIC. Honestly haven't been anywhere else in ROD. I'm definitely not the clientele they're catering too but Hermes has a scent that deserves spending money on for special gifts.

 

As for teenagers, they can all invade the Galleria as they already have. 

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11 hours ago, august948 said:

 

I know this is a bit of a tangent, but do you have any recommendations regarding ipic?  Premium or Premium Plus seating, best foods, etc?

 

You have to do Premium Plus as these are the full recline pod seats...the Premium seats are the first few rows of the theater and for me these seats are too close to the screen...plus they only recline a bit and you do not get waiter service (but instead order from a food/beverage counter in the lobby)

I go to movies with both friends and alone and we go not to be together but to watch a movie when with friends so we do not mind the pod seating (which is arranged by 2s...) but also don't mind this type of seating when going alone as there is a table divider between the 2 seats and the pod is not so enclosed that you feel as if you are on a romantic date with a stranger (well hey, unless you hit it off i guess haha!)...

the waiter service is awesome and the waiter service doesn't take away from the movie in my opinion...

i always get the warm cheddar drop biscuits with maple butter...omg so darn good...

their buttermilk fried chicken with bacon maple syrup and sriracha is really good too!

i have never had a friend really complain about the food so that might say something...it may not be THE finest dining but it's better than any other movie theater out there.

 

The Tuck Room bar/restaurant is really nice too and i like the atmosphere and food quite a bit (as it is generally the same menu as the theater with a few additions)!

 

 

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6 hours ago, Montrose1100 said:

Monarch what exactly is holding anyone from visiting/shopping/dining? I've been to ROD a few times and have seen a good mix in Hermes and IPIC. Honestly haven't been anywhere else in ROD. I'm definitely not the clientele they're catering too but Hermes has a scent that deserves spending money on for special gifts.

 

As for teenagers, they can all invade the Galleria as they already have. 

^^^ @Montrose1100 greetings my pal.  i may present an answer to your query in one word... IGNORANCE!  ignorant to the very fact that the ROD even exist.  please recall my pal, that both you and i are members of this wonderful forum called HAIF.  therefore, we were completely and utterly aware of the ROD from its heralded conception... to where it stands today.  upon the other hand, there are literally thousands and thousands of houstonians, that simply do not know that this place even exist.  "NEVER EVER HEARD OF IT!"  at least this is what i get whenever i mention the ROD to them...

 

i shall never forget one evening at the ROD, as i had just completed a lovely dinner.  i was on my way over to AMORINO GELATO, i started walking slowly contemplating upon whether or not to go into that magnificent boutique (45-10 from Dallas) that i love so much.  nonetheless, as i stood there, i started looking at the GI-NORMOUS crowd of people dining and sitting around having a wonderful evening surrounding the courtyard at the little french restaurant TOULOUSE.  for some reason, i was a bit stunned at the magnitude of the crowd of people within that particular area of the ROD.  however, as i stood there, what stunned me even more... was the fact that out of that GI-NORMOUS crowd of people, there was not one person of color.  NOT ONE!  trust me, i looked very carefully. 

 

in fact, i did not really encounter many people of color at the ROD, until i ventured forth into the IPIC MOVIE THEATER to watch a movie... as i own a PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP.  there seemed to be a good lot of black patrons at the TUCK ROOM enjoying dinner or drinks at the bar.  everyone seemed to be having a wonderful evening.  

 

nonetheless, this shallow encounter made me quite sad to think that such a beautiful, gorgeous, place such as the ROD exist in houston, and only a certain aspect of its citizenry even know that it exist.  in my opinion, it is HIGH TIME that the marketing professionals of the ROD... UP THEIR GAME!  if they don't, then we shall start to witness more boutique closings in the near future. 

 

 

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Monarch's comment prompts me to consider what I've noticed, as someone who enjoys all people.  At ROD, the crowd I've seen (and I walk through there almost every day) is overall affluent looking.  Even within that complex, different establishments seem to draw a different mix of demographics.  Amorino and HopDoddy seem to be the most diverse ... a lot of folks of middle-eastern or far-eastern descent.  A fair number of hispanics and african-americans ... as at The Tuck Room.  The fancier restaurants, more anglo-americans or wealthy latin-americans, but not exclusively.  If we were to focus the conversation on AA's, its interesting to me that some restaurants in the Galleria and inside-610 area draw a lot of upscale AA folks, but others are very white.  It's curious ... sometimes I think its different tastes in food, other times it just seems that people feel more comfortable patronizing places where they feel like they don't stand out.  Anyway ... feel free to comment, these are just my impressions.

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^^^ @Montrose1100 greetings my pal.  i may present an answer to your query in one word... IGNORANCE!  ignorant to the very fact that the ROD even exist.  please recall my pal, that both you and i are members of this wonderful forum called HAIF.  therefore, we were completely and utterly aware of the ROD from its heralded conception... to where it stands today.  upon the other hand, there are literally thousands and thousands of houstonians, that simply do not know that this place even exist.  "NEVER EVER HEARD OF IT!"  at least this is what i get whenever i mention the ROD to them...

 

i shall never forget one evening at the ROD, as i had just completed a lovely dinner.  i was on my way over to AMORINO GELATO, i started walking slowly contemplating upon whether or not to go into that magnificent boutique (45-10 from Dallas) that i love so much.  nonetheless, as i stood there, i started looking at the GI-NORMOUS crowd of people dining and sitting around having a wonderful evening surrounding the courtyard at the little french restaurant TOULOUSE.  for some reason, i was a bit stunned at the magnitude of the crowd of people within that particular area of the ROD.  however, as i stood there, what stunned me even more... was the fact that out of that GI-NORMOUS crowd of people, there was not one person of color.  NOT ONE!  trust me, i looked very carefully. 

 

in fact, i did not really encounter many people of color at the ROD, until i ventured forth into the IPIC MOVIE THEATER to watch a movie... as i own a PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP.  there seemed to be a good lot of black patrons at the TUCK ROOM enjoying dinner or drinks at the bar.  everyone seemed to be having a wonderful evening.  

 

nonetheless, this shallow encounter made me quite sad to think that such a beautiful, gorgeous, place such as the ROD exist in houston, and only a certain aspect of its citizenry even know that it exist.  in my opinion, it is HIGH TIME that the marketing professionals of the ROD... UP THEIR GAME!  if they don't, then we shall start to witness more boutique closings in the near future. 

 

 


Equinox gym in ROD has a huge number of POC people.

 

source: Equinox member of color

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22 minutes ago, clutchcity94 said:


Equinox gym in ROD has a huge number of POC people.

 

source: Equinox member of color

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^^^ @clutchcity94 props my pal, for your contribution to this dialogue.  you are hereby correct upon your assessment of equinox.  one of the many things that i absolutely LOVE about EQUINOX, is their absolute commitment to all things diversity.  EQUINOX management hails from new york city, and they fully comprehend that diversity within their gyms, is paramount to  their overall success.  EQUINOX harbors a very diverse upper management group, and they are constantly preaching a very consistent approach to hyper diverse properties worldwide.  i always feel completely at home at any EQUINOX property no-matter where i am.  what a magnificently managed corporate entity...    

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On 3/4/2020 at 4:14 PM, LBC2HTX said:

2C24937B-AFC9-4D8B-A039-25A564A5EE2A.jpeg.427e43f524a40695048406de7788aa98.jpegThe always-empty East Hampton must be getting a sweetheart deal from ROD. I'm surprised they're still around given how fast they exited their montrose location.

 

East Hampton locked out. Only surprise is that it didn’t happen before COVID.

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Most stores in ROD are boarded up, with more happening as we speak (restaurants still open though). Lots of stores in Highland Village also boarded up. I wonder how long they'll stay that way?

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20 hours ago, asubrt said:

Most stores in ROD are boarded up, with more happening as we speak (restaurants still open though). Lots of stores in Highland Village also boarded up. I wonder how long they'll stay that way?

 

Hopefully forever. Fingers crossed.

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Phase 2 is supposed to be an office building + EQX hotel, plus some retail.


The rendering above seems to be for the hotel portion, hence the lobby + terrace yoga. So seems like plans haven’t changed, just dragging ass with no movement since last year. Though, I don’t blame them given the less than stellar occupancy at Phase 1.

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9 hours ago, LBC2HTX said:

Phase 2 is supposed to be an office building + EQX hotel, plus some retail.


The rendering above seems to be for the hotel portion, hence the lobby + terrace yoga. So seems like plans haven’t changed, just dragging ass with no movement since last year. Though, I don’t blame them given the less than stellar occupancy at Phase 1.

 

Oh ok that makes sense. The link makes it look like just office but I guess it is only marketing/lease that portion

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On 5/23/2020 at 5:13 PM, LBC2HTX said:

East Hampton locked out. Only surprise is that it didn’t happen before COVID.

 

 

ROD wants $29k a month in rent for the East Hampton space.  That right there is the problem...the cost of doing business in ROD is absurd and not sustainable.  ROD is going to be riddle with vacancies within the next year.

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3 hours ago, Ponchorello said:

 

 

ROD wants $29k a month in rent for the East Hampton space.  That right there is the problem...the cost of doing business in ROD is absurd and not sustainable.  ROD is going to be riddle with vacancies within the next year.

 

That seems insanely overpriced.  How many square feet is the space?

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4 hours ago, MarathonMan said:

This conversation has gone completely off the rails.  Focus, people. . .

All off-topic comments have been split into a new thread here. For those wishing to continue the discussion about drag racing, and rambunctious youths, can do so there.

 

Let's try to keep it on topic HAIFers. 😎

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