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I had heard rumors of this last month, but was never able to verify. We asked a manager there and he denied it (but did say he had heard the rumors).

Hollywood chinese is closing as well right? And I saw a sign that Little Bigs was moving?

 

Adding residential is great, but not at the expense of losing retail when there are still plenty of empty lots in the area.

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I had heard rumors of this last month, but was never able to verify. We asked a manager there and he denied it (but did say he had heard the rumors).

Hollywood chinese is closing as well right? And I saw a sign that Little Bigs was moving?

 

Adding residential is great, but not at the expense of losing retail when there are still plenty of empty lots in the area.

 

Neartown / Montrose is going up! ^^^

 

Hopefully these structures will have retail as a component of their buildings.

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I see "multi-story" but no necessarily highrise as the plan. My guess is another one of the many 4-5 story apartments going up all over town. Is the lot (including parking) big enough for something like that? I can't picture 1308 Cantina in my mind.

It is a big lot. It could be whatever

 

Edit: some howeowner has said via swamplot said the whole block to Gray (including Gibbs) will be demolished.

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What a shame. Both Car Washes should have gone first, and second Niko Niko's. What's next, Pronto's?

 

Edit: It should be noted that I will miss this place for their drinks, the food is so/so.

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M.e.h.  - I still miss El Jaliciense (aka Jollyscience).  Tiempo 1308 never was divey enough for me.

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M.e.h.  - I still miss El Jaliciense (aka Jollyscience).  Tiempo 1308 never was divey enough for me.

 

The late, lamented savior of many a drunk, impoverished student. Where else could you get a burrito the size of your head and still have change left over from a fiver?

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The late, lamented savior of many a drunk, impoverished student. Where else could you get a burrito the size of your head and still have change left over from a fiver?

 

7-Eleven....The Bomb....

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I didn't realize they were building on that much land. There are some single family homes on the Marconi side, i guess those will be razed?

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Is that the view of the front or back? It looks like that would be more the back side of the building since it would make more sense to have cars exit onto Marconi St. and not Montrose!

 

I do agree with Howard that it's a little on the basic side. Nothing really pops out in terms of the architecture, but it's the right size and proportion for what is needed in the area and the first buildings that do go up in this area are going to be basic because they are the first entry into this kind of market for this area. Not bad and it's a good start for mid-rises which will probably be popping all over montrose soon.

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The late, lamented savior of many a drunk, impoverished student. Where else could you get a burrito the size of your head and still have change left over from a fiver?

 

I thought a burrito the size of your head was an attraction to stoners. :P

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I thought a burrito the size of your head was an attraction to stoners. :P

 

Drunk, impoverished student and stoner are not mutually exclusive.   ;)   Nevertheless, those burritos the size of your head for next to nothing were still killer long after I left my student days (or at least the actual going to a school days).

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I kind of like it's bland simplicity. It's not shooting for some fake turret or stucco Mediterranean look, it just looks modern and simple. Not pretending to be something it's not. I assume the Ivy wall is covering the garage which is nice.

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I kind of like it's bland simplicity. It's not shooting for some fake turret or stucco Mediterranean look, it just looks modern and simple. Not pretending to be something it's not. I assume the Ivy wall is covering the garage which is nice.

 

I agree that the building sorta sees itself as something that is past the faux styles of which are the norm, but it doesn't really identity with the nature and culture of the area. It doesn't have to be super wacky or anything, but a diversity in color and material should be a must in this area of town! It would certainly make it more distinctive. I mean I know we are in a very conservativist attitude when it comes to architecture of late in america, but I can never understand how that helps better market a building. "Hey you want to live in a building that is the same as everyone else, with the same amenities, and counter tops, etc.....then come live here!" It just leaves you scratching your head.

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It seems like most of the balconies are buried into the structure instead of protruding out, which is less common among the rest of the apartments going up it seems to replicate. That one difference helps I think.

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It appears to me that the pool will be above the ivy.  I would assume they would want the pool view to have downtown in the background, although that would mean that this is the side that faces Montrose (someone else noted that it would be a hassle to have the parking entrance on Montrose, and I agree).  That said the pool might be quieter if it didn't face Montrose.  

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It appears to me that the pool will be above the ivy.  I would assume they would want the pool view to have downtown in the background, although that would mean that this is the side that faces Montrose (someone else noted that it would be a hassle to have the parking entrance on Montrose, and I agree).  That said the pool might be quieter if it didn't face Montrose.  

 

I think it is better for pools to face west when blocked from one side.  More residents will use the pool in the afternoon than in the morning.

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It's called a placeholder, we do it at my job all the time

 

I was wondering if BigFootsSocks was replying to me or someone else.

 

Thanks for clearing that up. For the record, I "kind of figured" that was the case...;)

 

There's been a few comments made on here about how so many renderings don't have any black people in them. My comment was (I thought pretty clearly) a joke in regard to that. It wasn't meant to "matter" or to be taken seriously at all.

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I was wondering if BigFootsSocks was replying to me or someone else.

Thanks for clearing that up. For the record, I "kind of figured" that was the case...;)

There's been a few comments made on here about how so many renderings don't have any black people in them. My comment was (I thought pretty clearly) a joke in regard to that. It wasn't meant to "matter" or to be taken seriously at all.

Srry bruh, little sleep and work means I'm on edge.

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WAITROSE, is a british based and yet very simplified grocery market.  please do not be fooled.. it's an ok market.  however, nothing at all like the fine supermarkets that we are hereby used to in houston.  it's a wonderfully convenient market for those that are shopping at the mall, and don't want to make another market stop along the way home.  i have very often shopped at the WAITROSE at the dubai mall, uae,.  once again, extremely convenient market due to the fact that i normally lodge at the connected hotels affiliated with the mall itself.  

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downtown houston CBD, would indeed be a wonderful district as per a DEAN & DELUCA.  i absolutely love their wonderful foods and everything else that they carry.  this would be a dream come true!

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El Tiempo cantina at 1308 Montrose to close to give way for new MF building:

 

http://blog.chron.com/foodchronicles/2014/10/el-tiempo-1308-cantina-may-soon-close/

 

El Tiempo will be moving to the La Strada / Cafe Bello / Don Julio / La Casa del Caballo  building on Montrose.....

 

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/12-22-14-el-tiempo-finds-a-surprising-new-montrose-location-as-la-casa-del-caballo-plans-move/?utm_source=sf_twitter

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