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News from a quick stroll around the Market Square area (10/29)

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I could have busted this up in to four or five already in progress threads, but I didn't, so sorry about all that.

 

In no particular order...

 

- It looks like they have valet parking set up in the International Tower lot/block, I would presume for the displaced JPM/Chase folks since their garage took some damage from the demo of Houston Club.

 

- Daily parking is now being sold in the Chronicle garage. $7 per, not a bad deal.

 

- The 412 Main (State National Bank) work is progressing nicely, folks are using the empty, soon to be Hines tower lot for trucks and trailers and whatnot fairly regularly on that project. Makes me wonder if they have an agreement to use the land until they finish the exterior work (looks like clean/paint) after which the tower constructio will start.

 

- Lots of steel going in at the other condo/apartment tower site deep in the hole for the foundation

 

- The old El Tiempo location on Main @ Prairie has a TABC application poster in the window, so it looks like someone is opening a new bar.

 

That's all.

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- It looks like they have valet parking set up in the International Tower lot/block, I would presume for the displaced JPM/Chase folks since their garage took some damage from the demo of Houston Club.

 

That garage, for The Privileged Few With The Amazing Undying Parking Deal, is valet only (as was the Houston Club parking).  IIRC the remaining side of the building only has an elevator between the ground floor and the tunnel - Heaven forfend that TPFWTAUPD actually be required to use (gasp!!!) stairs.

 

During drive times it's amusing to watch the golf carts with car porters going so smoothly up and down the outside ramps - it almost looks like some sort of motorized display from the old Foley's Christmas time windows.

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That garage, for The Privileged Few With The Amazing Undying Parking Deal, is valet only (as was the Houston Club parking).  IIRC the remaining side of the building only has an elevator between the ground floor and the tunnel - Heaven forfend that TPFWTAUPD actually be required to use (gasp!!!) stairs.

 

During drive times it's amusing to watch the golf carts with car porters going so smoothly up and down the outside ramps - it almost looks like some sort of motorized display from the old Foley's Christmas time windows.

 

I look forward to seeing the pop-up porte corchere and lines of limo busses when it rains. TAUPD is truly an amazing piece of work, it should be framed on an attorney's wall.

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Nate, is the old white building that has the application on it? It seems like the building needs some work / repair

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Nate, is the old white building that has the application on it? It seems like the building needs some work / repair

 

This one...

 

I would agree. It has been empty for 5+ years.

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Oh, and they painted over the grafitti skull lady on the wall by Frank's/El Big Bad.

 

Awwww, fiddlesticks...  :(

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