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My in-laws thing Cracker Barrel is the greatest thing in the world. Definitely country food. I don't mind it, it's reasonably priced and they have good biscuits. I could do without the junk store at the front of them.

They need a Wings 'n' Things...I'm generally anti-chain, but of course I'm addicted to the worst possible chain out there. That and Burger King. Yeah, I have issues.

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My in-laws thing Cracker Barrel is the greatest thing in the world. Definitely country food. I don't mind it, it's reasonably priced and they have good biscuits. I could do without the junk store at the front of them.

They need a Wings 'n' Things...I'm generally anti-chain, but of course I'm addicted to the worst possible chain out there. That and Burger King. Yeah, I have issues.

So you're the reason that BK is opening on 518 in front of the Pearland TC. Off with your head!!

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I think this was mentioned before, but the development on 288/FM2234(S.C. Parkway) that is being anchored by Kroger will have a Starbuck's, Luby's, and a Cracker Barrel. Do folks like Cracker Barrel? It sounds so "country" to me.

See link for site plan: http://www.gulfcoastcg.com/gulfcoastcg/doc...Marketplace.pdf

Cracker Barrel has great food....and yes the biscuits are hmm hmm good!

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Oh, so Taco Cabana is ok but I can't get some red meat? No way TC beats BK, not in my book. Haha, what a useless argument anyway. If only I had the power to summon restaurants at my whim...or destroy them.

Back on topic (sort of), that was a lot of banks they plan to put right there. I think that's good. the 2 retail spots open on the north part look medium sized...perhaps perfect for our mandatory mattress store, cell phone store, or check cashing place.

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Cracker Barrel has great food....and yes the biscuits are hmm hmm good!

So what I'm hearing is that Pearland is getting french fries, biscuits, and chicken-fried-steak. Good thing it's close to the medical center!! :lol:

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What I really noticed on that site plan was the planned traffic lights on Shadow Creek Parkway, especially the one at Business Center Drive. I don't know how many times I've seen (or been in) a near miss with someone pulling out of Buc-ee's. Getting a light there can't come too soon.

Does anyone know when Shadow Creek Parkway will be widened? Seems like a lot of new businesses will be opening within a few months, and there will be more and more traffic, and cross-traffic.

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What I really noticed on that site plan was the planned traffic lights on Shadow Creek Parkway, especially the one at Business Center Drive. I don't know how many times I've seen (or been in) a near miss with someone pulling out of Buc-ee's. Getting a light there can't come too soon.

Does anyone know when Shadow Creek Parkway will be widened? Seems like a lot of new businesses will be opening within a few months, and there will be more and more traffic, and cross-traffic.

Pearland doesn't give a crap about safety..only $$

We've needed a turning lane on Shadow Creek Parkway going east to turn on Reflection Bay since Shadow Creek opened. There's not even a shoulder you can pull into. With traffic going 50-60mph..you can easily get rear ended by someone not paying attention. I've even passed by a few accidents there.

Now with the shopping center opening up in that intersection..they just created a nice safe turning lane there right after Reflection Bay, for a shopping center that's not even open.

They wouldn't want you to get hurt in a car accident before you can give them some sales tax revenue..no way.

<_< Bunch of jokers.

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Robert Stanton had a recent update on this project in his Inside Pearland blog. His article is below.

Another shopping complex coming to Texas 288 in Pearland

Pearlanders will soon have another place to shop, dine and do business -- Shadow Creek Marketplace at the northwest corner of Texas 288 and Shadow Creek Parkway.

A 105,000-square-foot Kroger Signature store is scheduled to open in November, according to Patrick Egan, a principal with the developers, Gulf Coast Commercial Group.

Also coming in are a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Luby's Cafeteria, dentist offices, soft goods retailers, a dry cleaners, sandwich shop, Chinese restaurant, nail salon and doughnut shop.

Three banks have also set their sights on the marketplace - Chase Bank, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

Egan said it wasn't a difficult decision to buy the property in 2006, as Pearland's growth was taking off like a rocket. He put it like this:

What we like about it (site) is it's one of the last remaining undeveloped pieces on 288 in Pearland. You have direct access points off the 288 frontage road that provide direct connectivity off 288. It's your first stop into Pearland for the going-home traffic.

Fred Welch, who heads the Pearland Economic Development Corp., sees the project as another plus for the city's retail picture. Here's what he said:

They have a great location and are bringing some development. With some of their pad sites for additional needed restaurants out there, that would support not only residents, but the folks who are coming into the (Texas) Medical Center for treatment.

Egan said that about 30 percent of the retailers are planning grand openings to coincide with the Kroger store opening.

When the 41-acre site is built out next year, there will be a total of 270,000 square feet of retail space. About 20,000 square feet of small-shop space will still be available for lease, he said.

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...perhaps perfect for our mandatory mattress store, cell phone store, or check cashing place.

mattress store - fine

cell phone store - needed

check cashing place - NO! SCR's above this.

What I really noticed on that site plan was the planned traffic lights on Shadow Creek Parkway, especially the one at Business Center Drive. I don't know how many times I've seen (or been in) a near miss with someone pulling out of Buc-ee's. Getting a light there can't come too soon.

Does anyone know when Shadow Creek Parkway will be widened? Seems like a lot of new businesses will be opening within a few months, and there will be more and more traffic, and cross-traffic.

I asked same question on another thread. The city should realize that influx of retailers will create traffic. On TXDoT plan it looks like we have to wait till 2012? There's a link somewhere on HAIF.

mattress store - fine

cell phone store - needed

check cashing place - NO! SCR's above this.

I asked same question on another thread. The city should realize that influx of retailers will create traffic. On TXDoT plan it looks like we have to wait till 2012? There's a link somewhere on HAIF.

Here you go:

http://www.2035plan.org/docs/final/Appendi...02007-11-19.pdf

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More Banks! Aren't these guys taking a beating right now?

How in the world can 8 banks all survive within 2 miles of each other on the west side of 288?

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It's hard to believe Shadow Creek Parkway will remain a 2 lane country road for another four years. My biggest concern is that they will be putting up stoplights soon, out of necessity for safety, at the Marketplace entrance (east of Business Center drive) and then another light at Business Center drive. Perhaps a third at Reflection Bay. With only one lane in each direction, we'll be headed for gridlock at the busy times of day. It also seems to me that they should be doing 6 lanes on 2234 right away instead of going from 4-6 a few years later. I feel they could spend a little more money up front to save a lot more on the back end. But I certainly don't understand city finances. The way I read it, they project $11 million to go from 2-4 lanes and $20 million to go from 4-6 lanes on a shorter stretch. Probably some inflation in that.

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The Kroger has almost finished its gas station; it is already advertising fuel prices. It is positioned just a few hundred feet east of Buc-ees, very near Shadowcreek Parkway. I can only imagine the driving chaos along this stretch of the road if they don't put more traffic lights in here. Yet if they do, it's likely to become a bottleneck. Ah, we can't have everything, I guess. ^_^

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I've read that the Kroger grand opening is December 14. I heard they had employee orientation at the store Sunday and are stocking now. Perhaps there will be a "soft opening" prior to the 14th.

Agreed about the traffic. The intersection of Shadow Creek Parkway and Business Center Drive badly needs a traffic light, what with all the people trying to turn there for access to Nolan Ryan Jr. High, Bucee's, and the businesses down by HEB.

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Agreed about the traffic. The intersection of Shadow Creek Parkway and Business Center Drive badly needs a traffic light, what with all the people trying to turn there for access to Nolan Ryan Jr. High, Bucee's, and the businesses down by HEB.

Business center and SC Parkway is a death trap. People are always making stupid left turns of out of bucees. Speed limit is still 45... used to be 60 of course so that's what most people are still doing. But slow down even more than that! Oh, and be smart about when you go to Bucees. I never make a left turn out of there. I always stop on the way home so it's right turn in, right turn out. And that's what I'll do until they put a stop light there.

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Business center and SC Parkway is a death trap. People are always making stupid left turns of out of bucees. Speed limit is still 45... used to be 60 of course so that's what most people are still doing. But slow down even more than that! Oh, and be smart about when you go to Bucees. I never make a left turn out of there. I always stop on the way home so it's right turn in, right turn out. And that's what I'll do until they put a stop light there.

I always have a lot of fun leaving Sonic trying to go east on SCR or leaving Bucees trying to get across to Business Center. Will be more fun once the Marketplace is open........ But there is hope, I have seen a lot of active work last few days in what seems to be the beginning work for the 288 feeders between 2234 and 518. SC Parkway work probably won't start for a while.

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