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Looks like this is being built in the lot next to Rich's, fronting San Jacinto.

 

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On 11/23/2015 at 10:06 AM, terra002 said:

Signage is up for Barbell Grill on Gray, replacing Majorca. 

I know this is old news, but I havnt seen anything on here. Barbell Grill on w gray is closed. 

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7 minutes ago, terra002 said:

I know this is old news, but I havnt seen anything on here. Barbell Grill on w gray is closed. 

 

did it ever open? lol

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I rode through here this morning - really looks nice

 

What is the white building in the upper right corner of the bottom picture?  It looked like it is undergoing some rehab when I rode by

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2 hours ago, HoustonMidtown said:

I rode through here this morning - really looks nice

 

What is the white building in the upper right corner of the bottom picture?  It looked like it is undergoing some rehab when I rode by

 

That was once a historic red brick green tile roof building and now is a disgusting club.

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On 8/27/2016 at 4:56 PM, Avossos said:

 

That was once a historic red brick green tile roof building and now is a disgusting club.

 

Poor thing :(

 

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6 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

 

Poor thing :(

 

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Urb... Making me sad all over again.

 

 

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3 hours ago, terra002 said:

Juan Mon's on taft changed their sign to Cowboys and Indians. Not sure if its the same owners.  

I know back in April-May, there were new contingent owners doing a 3-month test run I believe. I don't know what came out of that, but I know he was trying to sell.

The new potential owners I met were Indian, but not the Cowboy and Indian kind!

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2 minutes ago, skwatra said:

Their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Ship-Shield-311476425874783/

 

Weird concept. Should we take bets on if it will last longer than Barbell?

The fencing has been taken down in front of Barbell, Maybe we will see something new soon.

 

I just don't like themed restaurant/bars... I mean, Vikings, really?  Maybe im just sad that Byzantio closed.

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my drive to work turns off la branch onto elgin street. There's those new townhouses and the mustard seed resale shop. Across from the shop, there's a vacant lot with concrete. I've noticed a couple drilling trucks there over the last week or 2. Looked up the address and it's owned by Kalan properties. 

 

Any ideas....?

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2 hours ago, skwatra said:

I know back in April-May, there were new contingent owners doing a 3-month test run I believe. I don't know what came out of that, but I know he was trying to sell.

The new potential owners I met were Indian, but not the Cowboy and Indian kind!

 

Saw this sign Saturday as well.  It's a clever play on words.  Cowboys and Indians--Indo-Tex cuisine.

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20 hours ago, corbs315 said:

my drive to work turns off la branch onto elgin street. There's those new townhouses and the mustard seed resale shop. Across from the shop, there's a vacant lot with concrete. I've noticed a couple drilling trucks there over the last week or 2. Looked up the address and it's owned by Kalan properties. 

 

Any ideas....?

 

Not sure, im assuming they're taking core samples. I drive past there every day as well. It would be a great location for a cafe. I feel that area has so much residential and is pretty under served. I dont know of any coffee/sandwich shops within walking distance of Baldwin park. 

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both the viking place, and the Indian/Tex sound intriguing!!!

 

I wonder if we're looking at typical Scandinavian food, or what?

 

I don't even know what to expect from an Indian/Tex place, I'll try anything once!

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27 minutes ago, samagon said:

both the viking place, and the Indian/Tex sound intriguing!!!

 

I wonder if we're looking at typical Scandinavian food, or what?

 

I don't even know what to expect from an Indian/Tex place, I'll try anything once!

 

 

Cowboys and Indians has a sample menu posted on their facebook. It looks good!   Also a meet and greet with the owners, monday 10/31

 

 

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On 8/24/2016 at 10:46 AM, Nole23 said:

 

did it ever open? lol

 

That is a good point. I never went there and I don't know anyone else who did either. Some places are just destined for a quick death I suppose.

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2 hours ago, HoustonMidtown said:

Bye Bye Torchy's :(

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Wasn't that Fuzzy's, not Torchy's?

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8 hours ago, skwatra said:

whoa what happened? Hope everyone is ok.

I live down the street and didn't notice any commotion...

 

The news said it was suspicious and they were looking at power lines near the back of the building

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http://swamplot.com/in-search-of-the-elusive-midtown-boundary-at-the-w-gray-and-webster-split/2016-12-09/

 

WHERE EXACTLY, THESE days, does Fourth Ward end and Midtownbegin? That may be a little bit clearer before long (depending on how you definethe 2) — a reader notes that someone looks to be getting ready to stake a visible claim for Midtown on the narrow strip of land at the crotch of Webster and W. Gray streets, just west of Matthews St. and the latest add-on to the Post Midtown Square development. (The yellow signage of that recently scorched Fuzzy’s is visible on the left.)



 

The silt fencing rimming the median segment as of late comes with a construction sign calling the spot “Midtown Entry Portal — Site 3.”

 

 

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I would imagine a similar landscaped area to the fork where the purple line starts between the Hobby center and the Bayou Place where the streets splits on the western edge of downtown. Probably not quite as elaborate.

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Oh my. This intersection barely goes a weekend without a drunk driver going through it. I think the city finally gave up on warning signs with chevron arrows. The construction sign pictured above has already been plowed over. This is a terrible idea. 

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On 2/1/2014 at 7:19 AM, Urbannizer said:

Bering Omega Community Center at 2920 Fannin St.

 

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http://www.kirksey.com/project/bering_omega_community_center

 

http://houston.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/CoverSheet.aspx?ItemID=9701&MeetingID=201

 

In April 2013, Council approved a contract between the City and Bering Omega to provide $1,100,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for acquisition of the land located at 2920 Fannin Street, which will provide the space needed to build a new community facility.  The proposed amendment would allow Bering Omega and Houston Area Community Services (HACS) to move forward with the construction of the facility, and allow HACS to act as the operator of the facility.



 

Bering Omega and Houston Area Community Services (HACS) have provided services for the HIV/AIDS community for the past 15 years. Bering Omega Dental Clinic and Day Treatment Program serve approximately 3,545 individuals per year, and their Housing Assistance Program serves 1,697 households annually. Bering Omega and HACS have entered into a management agreement, which will provide a permanent home for Bering Omega that is ideally configured to their operations and adhere to Agreement obligations.

 

Houston Area Community Services (HACS) would assume all of the obligations under the Agreement as the manager for construction and operator of program services of the 23,750-square-foot Medical, Dental and Adult Care Clinic. The new community facility will provide HIV-related prevention and care services which include: medical care, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, Adult Day Treatment Program, and HIV-related Housing Services. In addition, non-HIV related services will also be offered which includes the same services as referenced above.

 

The total construction budget is $5,440,000, which will be funded by a Construction Loan. The project completion is expected in May 2018.  No additional City funds will be granted on this project.

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Don't know if any noticed but there is a beautiful Welcome To Midtown sign (concrete marker) when you exit Louisiana from the 59 Spur. I meant to take a pic.

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Does COH have a page where you can look at PDFs/TIFFs of new development plans? I'd love to see a plan (or a picture, if anyone's in the area) of the "green wall" they're proposing (or have already built?) for the Midtown Randalls store.

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They haven't built the green wall yet, or if they have it's hiding

Source: went grocery shopping saturday

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1 hour ago, IronTiger said:

Does COH have a page where you can look at PDFs/TIFFs of new development plans? I'd love to see a plan (or a picture, if anyone's in the area) of the "green wall" they're proposing (or have already built?) for the Midtown Randalls store.

What's all this then?

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2 minutes ago, corbs315 said:

What's all this then?

http://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/Randalls-to-expand-Midtown-store-7378514.php

 



The Randalls grocery chain wants to expand its 14-year-old store in Midtown and is seeking variances from the city's development code to make substantial changes to the property.

Since opening the Midtown location in 2002, the area around it has experienced tremendous growth. An expansion would "provide much needed storage space," according to the variance request filed with the city.
 

The store is located on a block bounded by Louisiana, Milam, Webster and Hadley. Other than a strip of parking along the Hadley side and the hard corner of Louisiana and Webster, the store takes up much of the block.

The grocer is asking the city to approve zero-foot building setbacks along Louisiana and Webster, as well as to remove the "visibility triangle" requirement at that intersection to match the reduction in building setbacks.

As part of the changes, Randalls has proposed upgrades to the pedestrian areas along the two roads, including new sidewalks, trees and installing a "green screen" on the facade of the building expansion.

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