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Another note about the parking situation with regards to Grafiti’s: From what I understand, the owners were such jerks to the other tenants during build out that the landlord decided to create separate lots. They would have had a ton more parking if they weren’t asshats :)

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13 hours ago, Sanjorade said:

Another note about the parking situation with regards to Grafiti’s: From what I understand, the owners were such jerks to the other tenants during build out that the landlord decided to create separate lots. They would have had a ton more parking if they weren’t asshats :)

 

Other tenants?  

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2 hours ago, Houston19514 said:

 

Other tenants?  

 

The landlord owns several of the buildings there. The tenants share parking lots. 

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Just saw that Rico’s at Bagby Park is closing down. Surprising because I was always surprised that they had a regular stream of customers every time I drove by. The announcement was on the business’ instagram 

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On 7/3/2018 at 10:34 AM, corbs315 said:

Couple things I noticed on the permitting website today:

 

Something called the "Social Beer Garden" at 3101 San Jacinto (appears to have been a series of failed clubs here before).

 I found a website for The Gypsy Poet:

http://thegypsypoetstudio.com/

 

Looks like it's going to be an artsy cafe.

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I spoke to the people at the Dog Boarding/Training facility across the street and their realtor confirmed that a pizza place is going in at 2404 Austin.

 

This was on the Gypsy Poet Instagram story this morning:

https://flic.kr/p/PjenVG

 

Slow moving, but progress being made.

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On 11/16/2017 at 5:11 PM, BeerNut said:

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On 7/10/2018 at 11:00 PM, CrockpotandGravel said:



Social Beer Garden at 3101 San Jacinto (Houston midtown) is bar from a guy who owns Shamrock Pub in Humble. I would be surprised if this place survives in Midtown. The Kirby Group and the group with Pub Fiction have a grip on the Midtown bar landscape.

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On 9/26/2018 at 8:23 AM, phillip_white said:

I spoke to the people at the Dog Boarding/Training facility across the street and their realtor confirmed that a pizza place is going in at 2404 Austin.

 

This was on the Gypsy Poet Instagram story this morning:

https://flic.kr/p/PjenVG

 

Slow moving, but progress being made.

Little concerned about this one. The place looks dark and cleaned out, and we haven't heard anything from them in a while.

Also, there used to be signage for that gaming arena and now it's gone. I wonder what happened to this block.

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11 hours ago, BeerNut said:

I wouldn't be too happy if this was next to me.

 

I wonder how long a partially constructed building can remain open to the elements and remain salvageable. Is there an expiration date on a building permit?

Also, would a realtor be obligated to disclose this aspect of the structure's history? Looks like it has a real head start on rotting materials and mold growth.

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There is (or were) a set of houses on Stanford and Pierce that have been like that for quite a while.

 

I'm sure the City can repossess them if they don't meet building code . . . just don't know how long that would take.

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3 hours ago, _nataliepw said:

Looks like a renovation is planned for the office building at 1500 McGowen (former home to Houston Press) 

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wow, their website is terrible

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That area of Midtown is starting to get some sorely needed love. I love cycling in that area because of the general lack of fast cars and residentialness of it (makes for easy riding) but damn does it have a lot of empty building/lots. I think its a good sign for Midtown that small, seemingly forgotten buildings are getting in line for quick-ish refurbs, instead of getting torn down completely and thus taking a years to fill that space, to get the space back on the market. 

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On 7/12/2018 at 5:38 PM, Diaspora said:

Yup, the 3101 San Jacinto location has been, in the past, Club Empire and Club Myst, with dreadful results for nearby residents including a driveby in which 6 people were shot in May of 2015, when it was billed as Club Empire.  The nearby residents and businesses protested the TABC license in 2016 and the place shut down soon after.  


The Social Beer Garden (3101 San Jacinto) seems to be intent on keeping up that address's history of poor relations with its neighbors. 
Their music blares until well after 2 a.m. and they used portable generators (which apparently lack any sort of mufflers). Calls to the police go unanswered, even though it's obvious that the noise ordinances are being violated left and right. 
I hope they either start showing some consideration for their neighbors or go out of business.

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On 10/25/2019 at 7:53 PM, BeerNut said:

 

 

Was hanging out at Barb's last night for a couple hours. This one had a line out the door and nearly lined around the block. Of course that's Halloween for ya, but thats a good sign I think. I'll have to check it out.

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