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13 minutes ago, Highrise Tower said:

2-Story medical office building going up at the corner of Bomar and Montrose. Looks like it will replace the the Hollywood Food & Cigar spot.

Address is 1103 Bomar St.

Has a sign been posted? Any idea when demolition/construction will begin?

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1 hour ago, Highrise Tower said:

2-Story medical office building going up at the corner of Bomar and Montrose. Looks like it will replace the the Hollywood Food & Cigar spot.

Address is 1103 Bomar St.

 

1 hour ago, dbigtex56 said:

Has a sign been posted? Any idea when demolition/construction will begin?

It has already been demolished... 

 

Kind of wish the building next door is also demolished. Hopefully this is an attractive building...

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1 hour ago, Avossos said:

Kind of wish the building next door is also demolished. Hopefully this is an attractive building...

If you mean the one housing Montrose Chinese Restaurant, I couldn't agree more.
(Also, IMHO their food sucks unless you're into La Choy).

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I’m excited to hear this.

when I first started attending Neartown…….2008? That Neartown President was also part of a coalition (with various developers and realtors who went on to take up seats on MMD)to improve Montrose Blvd from  Allen parkway to Mecom fountain. The idea was a series of widened medians capable of having  a pathway, plus lots of greenery and even public art. 
The goal was of course to give pedestrians crossing over Montrose a safe midway point to protect from oncoming traffic but also to improve that stretch to attract businesses.

maybe this is a case of what goes around comes around………..

There was someone who told the story    ( then) of huge palm trees planted on an esplanade down Montrose Blvd ( brought by train flatbed in 1911) from Westheimer to Richmond. Those palm trees were cut down when that section of Montrose Blvd was widened and improved.The residents were assured that new palm trees would be replanted—- that never happened.

Still during all the talks from that time in 2008- replanting palm trees was discussed over and over……….

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On 9/18/2021 at 10:18 AM, trymahjong said:

Those palm trees were cut down when that section of Montrose Blvd was widened and improved.

I recall a long-time Montrose resident telling me that some people were glad to see the palms go because they were infested with rats. 
It seems possible, but I've never seen any independent confirmation.


 

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On 11/14/2021 at 7:18 PM, j_cuevas713 said:

What the heck is that? 

Post from Sept 17 2021 (Highrise Tower):

2-Story medical office building going up at the corner of Bomar and Montrose. Looks like it will replace the the Hollywood Food & Cigar spot.

Address is 1103 Bomar St.

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I had a house on the 1200 block of Bomar for 13 years. That rendering looks more like Sugar Land.

 

Also, I can't help it...even though the original post was made more than 8 years ago...I have to say it...because I'm anal and uptight... "Inversion" was by Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Not by the Art Guys.

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