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I love that the one they are building in NY is located in FISHKILL NY....... :rolleyes:
Hey! I used to work in Fishkill!
Oh plesae dont' go there! Enough nicknames and SAA (silly arse acronyms).How about calling it what it is? Memorial City!
Mrs. Paul's Memorial Home For Battered Shrimp.It can be a rehab facility for crustaceans.
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He had enough sense to realize it was a bad business move after he dissed his Houston fans and bolted to the comforts ($$$) of NYC.

Then why issue a press release and such if nothing is firm?

Glad he left, we don't need wishy washy people in Houston announcing stuff and then cancelling it.

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Isn't all the area around and on the Memorial City property redeveloping? This isn't a mall aquarium. I think it's part of the larger vision for the mixed use development of MC. There will be highrise residential, office, medical, new open-air retail, restaurants and plazas. I think the vision is to try to integrate the streets into the surrounding area, too, so it's not just a shopping center in a parking lot, like so many "town(e) cent(re)s" are these days. I think the developers have their sights set on a mini Uptown.

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so ive been searching through this forum looking for proof that I'm not crazy, but can't find what Im looking for. Ok Memorial City Mall used to have a really big play place above where the food court is now... this would have been early 90s before it went downhill then revived... no not exhilarama or whatever.. before that. Im only 18 and me and some friends were talking about childhood and I mentioned this and they basicly think im insane.

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I was in the mall today and the Rocket Sports Grill looks like it will be open soon. The TV's are installed and the framed jerseys are on the walls. It's on the west side of the mall between Old Navy and the entrance to the Cinemark. With Roger returning to the Yankees and all the steroid news, I'm somewhat surprised this is going ahead. I didn't actually see any mention to Roger on the signs, it's just "Rocket" now.

I wonder if they will have HGH on the menu? :)

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I wonder if Roger will be allowing 11 year old kids to take his picture.

Yeah right.. After the ribbon cutting you'll never see him in there again. He'll probably only go back there to use it to host private functions.

Ultimately however, it will go belly-up a la Planet Hollywood and become some other token chain restaurant, probably in a buy/bail-out from Landry's no less.

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Anyone know if this 11-story residential mid-rise is part of the development talked in this thread? I never remember us talking about it.

http://www.memorialcityliving.com/location.htm

Memorial City Living will be located west of the Gaylord Drive and Bunker Hill intersection. Planning includes an 11-story building comprised of 5 floors of garage space and 6 floors of living space.
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so ive been searching through this forum looking for proof that I'm not crazy, but can't find what Im looking for. Ok Memorial City Mall used to have a really big play place above where the food court is now... this would have been early 90s before it went downhill then revived... no not exhilarama or whatever.. before that. Im only 18 and me and some friends were talking about childhood and I mentioned this and they basicly think im insane.

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Becks replaces Clemens in mall lineup

Chain takes new tack with full-service restaurant

By DAVID KAPLAN

Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle

Becks is on deck, and the Rocket has been benched.

In 2005, plans were announced for a Roger Clemens' Rocket Sports Grill in Memorial City Mall.

But that concept has been scrapped.

Coming out of the bullpen to take its place is another homegrown talent, this one known for mesquite-grilled burgers and shakes: Becks Prime.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/5871202.html

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Becks replaces Clemens in mall lineup

Chain takes new tack with full-service restaurant

By DAVID KAPLAN

Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle

Becks is on deck, and the Rocket has been benched.

In 2005, plans were announced for a Roger Clemens' Rocket Sports Grill in Memorial City Mall.

But that concept has been scrapped.

Coming out of the bullpen to take its place is another homegrown talent, this one known for mesquite-grilled burgers and shakes: Becks Prime.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/5871202.html

I was just about to post that.

Looks like we actually even had a topic already here since January 2006, who knew.

The place has been built out for years it seems. Just never opened.

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Becks replaces Clemens in mall lineup

Chain takes new tack with full-service restaurant

By DAVID KAPLAN

Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle

Becks is on deck, and the Rocket has been benched.

In 2005, plans were announced for a Roger Clemens' Rocket Sports Grill in Memorial City Mall.

But that concept has been scrapped.

Coming out of the bullpen to take its place is another homegrown talent, this one known for mesquite-grilled burgers and shakes: Becks Prime.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/5871202.html

This had so much potential...to be material for stand-up comedians across the country...

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Any rumors as to what the skywalk is gonna end up in? Are they going to be building a department store of some sort (maybe a Nordstroms?) or are they going to build space for more smaller retail stores, in that grassy area? Or is this the area they were talking about buidling an aquarium?

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They have been toying around with lots of ideas to replace the surface parking. Obviously and surface parking removed will have to be replaced with garages. The skywalk that is built will eventually connect to the Mall in some way. Currently it will just access the surface parking. There were plans at one time for an Aquarium in that corning of the mall by I-10 and Gessner.

The developer is trying make the area a cohesive urban development. Of course having the Hospital attached to the mall helps when you get stabbed by some of the crowd I've seen there.

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They have been toying around with lots of ideas to replace the surface parking. Obviously and surface parking removed will have to be replaced with garages. The skywalk that is built will eventually connect to the Mall in some way. Currently it will just access the surface parking. There were plans at one time for an Aquarium in that corning of the mall by I-10 and Gessner.

The developer is trying make the area a cohesive urban development. Of course having the Hospital attached to the mall helps when you get stabbed by some of the crowd I've seen there.

That is really funny joke but has no merit. I work in oil and gas, my wife and I are 30-somethings and we make really good money. We bought a house in Spring Shadows north of I-10 and I have been here now for 2 years. We could have gone far more glamorous, like the heights but liked the neighborhood and schools because my wife grew up there. I

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OMG, did I find something new regarding the skywalk!?!?

Updated rendering of the skywalk connection to the mall.

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As part of the overall Memorial City development, a new retail/merchandising zone is planned for the west side of Memorial City Mall. The multi-million dollar renovation will instill a new
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I guess that's where the Cheesecake Factory will be going

My understanding from someone who is a GM for the company is that all expansions in Houston have been put on hold. They are opening some restuarants in other cities but they scaled their expansions WAY back.

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My understanding from someone who is a GM for the company is that all expansions in Houston have been put on hold. They are opening some restuarants in other cities but they scaled their expansions WAY back.

Probably because of our weak economy relative to the rest of the country. That section of Katy Freeway would appear to be especially hard hit.

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Probably because of our weak economy relative to the rest of the country. That section of Katy Freeway would appear to be especially hard hit.

Two things:

1. Am I wrong, or isn't the economy in Houston fairing much better relative to the rest of the country, and

2. Have you been to Mem City Mall lately? It's packed and you can't find a parking spot.

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Two things:

1. Am I wrong, or isn't the economy in Houston fairing much better relative to the rest of the country, and

2. Have you been to Mem City Mall lately? It's packed and you can't find a parking spot.

I think he was being sarcastic.

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I can confirm that the crosswalk from the "hospital/hotel side" of Gessner to the "mall side" is still a crosswalk to no where. I just hope it doesn't stay like this indefinitely with the economic downturn starting to affect Houston now. After all, why build more retail when there are vacancies in the mall itself? So depressing. Hope I'm wrong.

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That's be nice. Maybe get a Nordstrom to move into Target's place?

I don't think Target is moving anywhere. That "Target" sign appears to be on a wall that currently exists. It would appear to a be sign more along the lines of "This is the way to Target." (There simply isn't space between the current end of the skywalk and the current building to fit in all of that open-air space shown in the rendering PLUS a Target store.)

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