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Stables Restaurant

2703 Weslayan

Demolished

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Lamb's Smokehouse

2706 Westheimer

Extant

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Suzanne Cafeteria

2912 South Shepherd

Extant

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John's Sea Foods

1927 West Gray

Demolished

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Marquis Lounge

1957 West Gray

Exant

"Lounge for discriminating patrons"

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Ming Palace

2011 West Gray

Extant

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Felix Mexican Restaurant

904 Westheimer

Extant

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Michelangelos

307 Westheimer

Extant

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Alfred's

Town & Country, 9123 Stella Link, 2408 Rice Blvd.

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Vittorio's Italian Restaurant

2529 Rice Blvd.

Extant

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Look's Sir-Loin House

6112 Westheimer

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The Railhead

6400 Richmond

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Safari Restaurant

4902 Richmond

Extant

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Railhead was my absolute favorite restaurant as a kid in the 70's. It has been about 20 other places since then. T-Town 2000 was and is the last incarnation there now, with shootings and stabbings nightly.

Is the Look's by the Dome still there, I think the sign is.

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I never knew there was a Stables on Weslayan. There was one on Westheimer just east of Weslayan and on S. Main @ Kirby. Steak House Associates: Stables, Courtyard, Bud Bigelow's and Bordman's (where Chuy's is on Westheimer). All very good restaurants.

Love the cars in front of Lamb's. Let's see: 55 or 56 Buick wagon, Volvo of undetermined vintage, 57 Chevy, 54 Olds.

I'll have to go look up some of these extant buildings to go look up since I don't recognize many from the pics.

Dig those cats and kitties hanging out in front of Michelangelos. Way cool.

I saw your comment before the pic finished loading and was expecting to see some young men plying an old profession, as they have on lower Westheimer for years. Maybe that's what we are seeing!

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Is that Micheangelo's postcard dated? I'd put it at 1967-69.

Hope Lower Westheimer can once again have as vital a street life. If we can persuade people to step out of their townhomes onto the street (instead of into their cars) perhaps it can happen.

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So has the Museum of Houston come calling yet? lol
Yeah, this will show them who has the better online museum! :lol::lol:
Hope Lower Westheimer can once again have as vital a street life. If we can persuade people to step out of their townhomes onto the street (instead of into their cars) perhaps it can happen.

You know what the problem is with that stretch now? There are a couple of strip centers on the south side that are fronted by parking lots. I just don't think you can have a vital street life unless buildings front the sidewalk. Otherwise it will always turn into a non-pedestrian suburban-type streetscape. Put the parking lots in back!

The one from Michelangelos really cracked me up! I can only hope to be that groovy one day...

I'm just hoping that the people in that picture, or someone that knows them, stumbles on this topic. :D

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  • 3 months later...
Didn't the Railhead eventually turn into the Boston Teaparty? Seafood Buffet?

Actually the Railhead turned into Club 6400 and has been about 10 clubs since.

The Boston Tea Party was on Westheimer I think where Molinas now sits.

Is Michealangelos closed. I ate there a couple of years ago?

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Actually the Railhead turned into Club 6400 and has been about 10 clubs since.

The Boston Tea Party was on Westheimer I think where Molinas now sits.

Is Michealangelos closed. I ate there a couple of years ago?

Michelangelos is still in business and has pretty good food. It was a very swanky date place in the '70's.

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Actually the Railhead turned into Club 6400 and has been about 10 clubs since.

The Boston Tea Party was on Westheimer I think where Molinas now sits.

Is Michealangelos closed. I ate there a couple of years ago?

Give that man a CEE-GAR !

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I knew John's Sea Foods as Captain John's Oyster Resort. I sat in there in 1980 and watched the "Miracle on Ice" game between the Soviet Union and the U.S. It had a fire some time after that and didn't reopen. It was where the Pier 1 is now on West Gray. Across the street from Captain John's, on the same side of Gray, was the Mrs. Baird's Bakery, another cool building that I wish was still there. It was replaced by a Walgreens, Blockbuster, strip center,etc.I would like to have a photo of the Mrs. Baird's building.

Across the street from Captain John's was Weingartens/Safeway/Appletree and now Kroger. In the early 70s there was a small three screen cinema in that old strip center called the Park I, II and III. The Park III was like a repertory theatre before the River Oaks became one.

As a teenager, I went to that cinema when it first opened. Is it still standing?

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Railhead was my absolute favorite restaurant as a kid in the 70's. It has been about 20 other places since then. T-Town 2000 was and is the last incarnation there now, with shootings and stabbings nightly.

Is the Look's by the Dome still there, I think the sign is.

Not the same building since 1989

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Actually the Railhead turned into Club 6400 and has been about 10 clubs since.

The Boston Tea Party was on Westheimer I think where Molinas now sits.

Is Michealangelos closed. I ate there a couple of years ago?

Since Railhead the building at 6400 Richmond at Unity became

Fizz (1984-1986)

Hippo (1986-1988)

6400 (1988-1/8/1989) burned down 

 

New building (1991)

Back Alley

Fitzgeralds West

Texas Live

Peter's Wildlife

6400 Sports Bar

T-Town 2000

Club Bar Rio

Stereo Live

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