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I think buses are old fashioned and not as convienient as rail.

Actually, buses are typically more convenient in any city not named New York because they offer the commuter a greater chance of being dropped off "right at the door" of his/her destination of choice. Rail transit typically drops you off in the general vicinity.

But I agree with your other points. Rail cars are more spacious, more comfortable, quieter and travel from station to station at greater average speeds than do local buses from point A to point B, especially a busy bus route like the 2 Bellaire or 82 Westheimer.

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I'm taking one of my girlfriends there after the Ottmar Liebert concert on the 8th. I'm sure she'll love it.

Uh... ? Anyway. The bartender at the HOB says that they are still working out their kinks. We'll see.

I do hope they will sell a Metro Bus Stop Action Playset. Complete with a homeless bum, litter, and stain/urine/vomit appliques. Metro police, ambulance, and innocent bystanders sold separately.

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I'm new to the board but have been reading posts for the past several weeks. I am from California but lived in Houston for many years as I was growing up. I am now in CA again as an Urban Design consultant but still visit Houston several times a year. This is my first post. What is going on with this project? I am a little confused so far. Have they broken ground yet? This is just a rumor and please don't take it any other way but I hear that California Pizza Kitchen is interested. Is this project really going to go forward? It is hard to find reliable information on this project.

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I'm new to the board but have been reading posts for the past several weeks. I am from California but lived in Houston for many years as I was growing up. I am now in CA again as an Urban Design consultant but still visit Houston several times a year. This is my first post. What is going on with this project? I am a little confused so far. Have they broken ground yet? This is just a rumor and please don't take it any other way but I hear that California Pizza Kitchen is interested. Is this project really going to go forward? It is hard to find reliable information on this project.

Welcome amsterdam. So far to my knowledge they haven't broken gound yet we were looking at a possible May groundbreaking but that seems like a slimmer chance every day. Some people have said it's not unusual for a date to be pushed back a few months. So I'm still optimistic. It appeared that some "soil samples" were taken not too long ago. So far the only two tenants on board is House of Blues (HOB) and Lucky Strike Bowling.

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So far the only two tenants on board is House of Blues (HOB) and Lucky Strike Bowling.

the Texas minor emergency center and wellness clinic has also signed on as a tenant.

groundbreaking for the project is slated for this summer, with completion set for the fourth quarter of 2007.

source: houston business journal

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no but apparently they havent even begun bidding on the retail shops, only the two towers have been bid on

I recieved a piece of info today. My doctor is looking into a satallite office in the Pavilions. His main office is at Park Plaza at the Museum stop so a Pavilions location would allow him to get from A to B on the train far faster than driving in his car and would give his downtown patients a more convenient location for their health care-not to mention more $$ in his pocket ;) ...but he's a great doc so I don't fault him with that.

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like ive said time and time again, when a business signs a lease they expect progress where they plan to expand that business, and this is definate progress, like brijonmang said, they havent even started bidding on the retail shops, just the two towers, they still got business to do before groundbreaking and i cant wait to expect them to start saying places like American Eagle, Radioshack, etc., etc., thats gonna be exciting, i cant wait for the day when i can go to a great city center mall, before a Stros game, lol

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sense my other topic was closed, i'll ask the question here.

when if ever is the pavilon gona git start? its already the end of may. i thought that it was suppose 2 break ground so is this another disapoint for houston? anyone with some info would really be appereciate.

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Another disappointment I'll say. That's why these types of projects I don't get excited about. I let y'all do the talking, and I just listen.

Its going to be alot of sad people if this project don't get off ground. Maybe the urban park downtown get built before the Pavillions do.

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You ever heard of the 24 drinking game? :lol: Everytime Bauer says "damn" or "dammit", you and your friends are supposed to drink a shot :lol: Just throwing that out there. Ah, DJ games :D

Back on subject, can anyone see a Barnes & Noble or Borders with extended hours at the Pavillions? It'd be nice to walk to a bookstore/coffee shop at 3:30am and read a book or hang out all night on a balcony or patio downtown with no alcohol involved. I'd DEFINATELY go there after a dj set, clubbing, or hanging out at House of Blues or Main Street. Do you think other Houstonians would also?

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You ever heard of the 24 drinking game? :lol: Every-time Bauer says "damn" or "dammit", you and your friends are supposed to drink a shot :lol: Just throwing that out there. Ah, DJ games :D

Back on subject, can anyone see a Barnes & Noble or Borders with extended hours at the Pavillions? It'd be nice to walk to a bookstore/coffee shop at 3:30am and read a book or hang out all night on a balcony or patio downtown with no alcohol involved. I'd DEFINATELY go there after a dj set, clubbing, or hanging out at House of Blues or Main Street. Do you think other Historians would also?

I think if downtown gets a large bookstore like that it will be some time after they build the new apartment high-rise on the plans and I also think it would make sense to build it next to the Spaghetti Warehouse to catch the university of Houston downtown crowd

DJ that sounds like a fun game but I don't drink did y'all see the finally last night I cant wait until next season Jan 7, 07

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Yeah, they announed it a couple months ago, but they also mention that it suppose to break ground this month (May). You know what that is? False adverstiment. Same crap they mention about Shamrock Tower, and did it get off ground?

Ahh, brilliance raises it's head again. <_<

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i think houston semipro and zebra should get married. they'd fit very well together negative attitude and bad grammar skills!!! :lol::lol::lol:

Or, we could pit them gladiator style in a no-holds-barred HAIF spelling/grammar bee while we bide our time and wait for SUMMER (when ground breaking is supposed to happen). Summer starts around 6-20 this year, unless they've changed that just to make the Pavillions happen sooner.

If by Halloween nothing's happened then maybe I'll start getting cynical.

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When the last time I was wrong on this forum? I've been right about the Texans pass two seasons so far. The Shamrock Tower? Orion?

And talking about my grammer and spelling? Please! Half of y'all on here can't even spell "where." Let's not talk about grammar on here. Half of the people on here have run-on sentence like they typing blind.

While pointing the finger at someone else, your thumb is pointing back at you.

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While pointing the finger at someone else, your thumb is pointing back at you.

I think thats the other 3 fingers...but ok

Youre right on those because you say nothing will ever get built...I have faith in this project. Much more than orion and shamrock put together. There is hardly a doubt in my mind it will go through

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these projects are slow and methodical. the denver pavilions had the same type of reaction by the community before they broke ground. this project seems to be moving ahead quite steadily. and, you didn't hear it from me but that book store you're talking about... it might just be there. and, many of us are going to be excited by news surfacing about this project in the next couple of months. be patient guys things aren't looking that bad ;)

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these projects are slow and methodical. the denver pavilions had the same type of reaction by the community before they broke ground. this project seems to be moving ahead quite steadily. and, you didn't hear it from me but that book store you're talking about... it might just be there. and, many of us are going to be excited by news surfacing about this project in the next couple of months. be patient guys things aren't looking that bad ;)

Always the voice of reason and full of knowledge

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I e-mailed GHCVB (I didn't know who else to contact on the spur of the moment aside from Bill White), asking when the groundbreaking would take place and they replied saying the last information they received had it sometime between August 1st and September 1st.

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In defense of the naysayers, this project is following a familiar pattern: the ever-receding groundbreaking date. This has always frustrated posters, going all the way back to 1982 when the forum was just a bunch of penpals, writing letters in longhand and sending them out. The big discussion topic back then was the Bank of the Southwest tower - would it be built? Communication in those days took a long time, because each post had to be sent to a central mimeograph machine, from which copies were sent out to all the members. Everyone contributed to take care of the 19 cent postage. This historic topic garnered seven posts, at that time a record, and as us oldtimers will recall, the project experienced several delays before finally being cancelled. I still remember sitting at Gilley's in my stenciled jeans and cowboy hat, crying into my Lone Star.

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In defense of the naysayers, this project is following a familiar pattern: the ever-receding groundbreaking date. This has always frustrated posters, going all the way back to 1982 when the forum was just a bunch of penpals, writing letters in longhand and sending them out. The big discussion topic back then was the Bank of the Southwest tower - would it be built? Communication in those days took a long time, because each post had to be sent to a central mimeograph machine, from which copies were sent out to all the members. Everyone contributed to take care of the 19 cent postage. This historic topic garnered seven posts, at that time a record, and as us oldtimers will recall, the project experienced several delays before finally being cancelled. I still remember sitting at Gilley's in my stenciled jeans and cowboy hat, crying into my Lone Star.

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I know I've been seeing only half-empty glasses ever since I learned that Ritz-Carlton will never ever open another hotel in the entire state of Texas. ;-)

That is funny since they are developing one in Dallas as we speak. It is being developed in conjunction with Crescent and is being build right across the street from the Crescent Hotel. The Ritz Carlton is very interested in building a new hotel in Houston and I would not be suprised if it is developed as part of the Post Oak Projects. The Glass is half full again !!! :)

BTW, is this the biggest thread on HAIF. Nearly 1200 replies is crazy !! Good Work to all.

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That is funny since they are developing one in Dallas as we speak. It is being developed in conjunction with Crescent and is being build right across the street from the Crescent Hotel. The Ritz Carlton is very interested in building a new hotel in Houston and I would not be suprised if it is developed as part of the Post Oak Projects. The Glass is half full again !!! :)

they have been looking for a site here in houston for the past 5+ years. not in a rush and waiting for the perfect location.

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That is funny since they are developing one in Dallas as we speak. It is being developed in conjunction with Crescent and is being build right across the street from the Crescent Hotel. The Ritz Carlton is very interested in building a new hotel in Houston and I would not be suprised if it is developed as part of the Post Oak Projects. The Glass is half full again !!! :)

I meant another hotel beyond the one under construction in Dallas (sorry if I was unclear). And when I say "I learned" that there will be no additional Ritz-Carlton's in Texas EVER, I was being sarcastic. That is what we were told in another thread by a certain board member who is a resident of a certain Texas metro area. ;)

Personally, I have no doubt that there will once again be a Ritz-Carlton in Houston, probably within 5 years or less.

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I meant another hotel beyond the one under construction in Dallas (sorry if I was unclear). And when I say "I learned" that there will be no additional Ritz-Carlton's in Texas EVER, I was being sarcastic. That is what we were told in another thread by a certain board member who is a resident of a certain Texas metro area. ;)

Personally, I have no doubt that there will once again be a Ritz-Carlton in Houston, probably within 5 years or less.

Gottcha. Sarcasim never works as well in print as it does live in person. Thanks for the clarification.

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Does any one know why they dug up the asphalt on the corner of the lot on the block of San Jacinto St and Polk St? They started on that right after they announced that the Pavilions was going to be built I would have gotten a picture of the crew but every time I was downtown I did not have my camera with me this is what it looked like on June 10th.

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your camera takes pictures of the future? what model is that?

Yes I messed up on the date thank you...but yeah I bought the camera in Japan you can't buy it here yet. Sorry . It takes pictures 24 hours in the future...

Oh and WELCOME to page:125rlnd.jpg

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Back on subject, can anyone see a Barnes & Noble or Borders with extended hours at the Pavillions? It'd be nice to walk to a bookstore/coffee shop at 3:30am and read a book or hang out all night on a balcony or patio downtown with no alcohol involved. I'd DEFINATELY go there after a dj set, clubbing, or hanging out at House of Blues or Main Street. Do you think other Houstonians would also?

There are plenty of 24 hour bookstores around town for you to "relax" in. I guess that is not what you mean though. :ph34r:

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