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^True.  At least its an example of what not to do... I mean it would work in a tighter development area - like in/around the old part of Downtown.  It would still be pretty blah, and pretty bad architecturally, but it wouldn't be so visible and such a blight on the surrounding area.

 

Not to sidetrack this thread, but does anyone actually know anyone who lives there?  In the Mercer?  It may be a pretty nice place to live?

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New page could use a refresher of the proposed highrise hotel/condo building back in 2016.  This is at the corner of Sage & W. Alabama. https://houston.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/04-06-1

It's really easier to just keep walking.

The bottom floor from Nordstrom to Banana Republic is a gypsy market. "Have you heard of the Dead Sea in Israel"? "you must try this product"! "Excuse me, SIR, yes, you, come this way I'll show you my

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Fair warning, I have not read much of the thread!

Questions: 1) is the residents tower still planned and 2) anyone have a tentative start/end date? 3) any word on target price ranges?

 

I'm pretty sure the answer to all three questions is:  No one knows.   Simon has been completely silent.

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Thank you, I was losing my mind trying to figure out why parking was so scarce but the mall was empty last night. They also were still playing Christmas Music. Twilight Zone stuff.

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The Houston Galleria will welcome three new high-end retailers.

La Perla will open a store in the spring. The Italian women’s clothing designer specializes in lingerie. It has more than 150 boutiques worldwide, including in London Sloane Street, New York’s Madison Avenue and Milan Via Montenapoleone.

Céline, the French ready-to-wear and leather goods brand, will also open a store in 2016. The brand owns hundreds of stores worldwide and is sold at Barneys, Bergdof Goodman, Harrods in London and Galeries Lafayette in Paris.

The Webster, a multibrand luxury boutique, will open a location in Houston in the new luxury building, nicknamed the “jewel box” at the Galleria in November. The store runs from its flagship in an art deco building in Miami Beach. The store, which opened in 2009, has established itself in the fashion world. French buyer Laure Heriard Dubreuil edits and buys for the collection.

Tod’s, the shoe and luxury goods brand,  also plans to open its new 2,000 square foot store in summer 2015.

Additionally, Chanel renewed its lease and updated its 5,000-square-foot boutique.

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2015/02/new-luxury-tenants-to-open-stores-in-galleria/#30834101=4

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I noticed in the print edition of the chronicle (I'm sure it's online but I can't get through their paywall) that they mentioned "He said the next step to improve will the food court area and hopefully to bring a residential component to the top of the new Saks building"  Is the Saks building being built to accomodate a future tower on top, or are they just talking about a few apartments on a single story above (sort of a modern take on the old mainstreet first floor retail, second floor living)?

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No, it was not. Lord & Taylor was in the building now occupied by Oceanaire, Del Frisco, Forever 21...

Since you're correcting me, do you have a source... An old map or photo of sinage?

Not that I doubt you, I'm doubting my memory. I distinctly remember the cursive Lord & Taylor sign on the curved wall.

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Since you're correcting me, do you have a source... An old map or photo of sinage?

Not that I doubt you, I'm doubting my memory. I distinctly remember the cursive Lord & Taylor sign on the curved wall.

 

I don't have anything at hand.  You must be remembering the cursive Marshall Field sign on the curved wall.

 

The building we are discussing (currently occupied by Sak's Fifth Avenue) was originally built in 1979 for Marshall Field.  The facade was designed for Marshall Field by Phillip Johnson.  Sak's Fifth Avenue took over the building from Marshall Field and completely remodeled the interior prior to moving over from the Pavillions on Post Oak Shopping Center circa 1996.

 

Lord & Taylor was in the building now occupied by Oceanaire, Del Frisco, Forever 21, etc from the time Galleria II was built (circa 1976) until about 2005.

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Honestly I am glad SOMETHING is being put in front of the old Galleria portion....the "luxury jewel box" as its called will definitely cover up the old ugly galleria...i have been dying for someone to just powerwash the facade of the Galleria at the very least haha! I love the Galleria but the north east end to middle has need a facelife for sometime now... hopefully the rest of the galleria will catch up to the luxury jewel box and what the north west side is going to look like!

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i'm still wondering, just what on earth shall neiman marcus plan to come up with in order to freshen up / expand their store.  neiman marcus houston galleria, is just as antiquated as the old dillard's post oak.  they shall now require a total revamp, in order to stay competitive with the new saks store....  

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did anyone ever get to view a new rendering / concept of the now under construction SAKS FIFTH AVENUE houston galleria?  i never have.  are there any related renders / concepts out there anyone?  

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did anyone ever get to view a new rendering / concept of the now under construction SAKS FIFTH AVENUE houston galleria?  i never have.  are there any related renders / concepts out there anyone?

i don't believe one was ever posted. thats why i wanted to post these pictures of the facade/was surprised no one else had posted pictures of it yet. at the very least, the design they are going with is completely new to the two of us. maybe there are renderings floating around out there that everyone else has seen? heh.

so what do you think? its starting to take shape.. seems modern..? i was never the best at pinpointing decorative styles. do y'all think Simon will give the entire mall a facelift to match Galleria III and the Jewel Box?

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^^^ thank you for posting these cool illustrations cloud.  however, yes, the galleria is supposedly now undergoing a new $250mm interior and exterior renovation / redevelopment.  the new WEBSTER STORE, and the highly touted JEWEL BOX, are also included in exterior development.  upon my utmost concerns at this particular mall are:  what on earth are they going to do, regarding that huge aging jurassic park dinosaur DILLARD'S?  god, only knows, that this dinosaur needs to buried so very deep, that no famous archeologist could ever think of excavating it.  also, just what on earth, shall the officials at NEIMAN MARCUS perform with their highly antiquated edifice, to try and counter the much anticipated momentum, that shall undoubtably be unleashed, as soon as the new magnificent SAKS FIFTH AVENUE opens?  there is just no way in this world that they can just sit back and relax... 

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oh, my friend Monarch, u r over the top today :-)    I too would be quite happy to have the the Jurassic Park Dillard's done away with, along with the oh-so-charming roast-beef-sandwich-franchise-turned-erotica shop next door.

 

OTOH, I think Neiman's could still be cool if they cleaned up the exterior.  It was quite impressive when it was new back in 69 or so, before the mall was even built.  

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oh, my friend Monarch, u r over the top today :-) I too would be quite happy to have the the Jurassic Park Dillard's done away with, along with the oh-so-charming roast-beef-sandwich-franchise-turned-erotica shop next door.

OTOH, I think Neiman's could still be cool if they cleaned up the exterior. It was quite impressive when it was new back in 69 or so, before the mall was even built.

Dillard's could use a clean up as well, but I'm not sorry to see Zone D Erotica go away. The gas station could also stand to go away as well, I think.

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Dillard's could use a clean up as well, but I'm not sorry to see Zone D Erotica go away. The gas station could also stand to go away as well, I think.

 

whoa whoa whoa there buddy! Slow down there. That Dillards, gas station, and Zone D Erotica are part of the untouchable Post Oak/Uptown "paradise". I mean "Uptown is a Houston masterpiece. Why do [you] want to ruin it?"

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http://www.beckgroup.com/projects/galleria-saks-fifth-avenue-renovation/

 

http://simoncorpoverview.com/property/7621/property_brochure.html#page/23

 

 

 

Simon Properties is transforming Houston’s iconic Galleria as a response to its new luxury tenants. The renovation, part of a $250 million transformation of The Galleria’s luxury wing, will ensure that The Galleria remains the destination of choice for affluent consumers in the area. Beck’s construction team is building a new state-of-the-art Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store. In a second phase, the team will convert the existing Saks store into a new two-level mall wing with space for 35 retailers and several restaurants.

 

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More renders from their webpage for The Galleria

 

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thanks for the update! i am super excited about the Galleria renovations as its about time...and love living and working across the street from it! especially excited about even more restaurant choices since i do not cook and dont want to learn haha! ;)

 

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The renderings of this store make it look tiny. Maybe the point is to make it appear smaller and more exclusive. But, I have a hard time placing this on the end of the Galleria. Anyone else having a hard time see it? It looks nice, however.

^^^ i concur.  however, should you click on the upper provided linkage, and head into the actual SIMON GALLERIA MALL brochure, you will then reference a much more beautiful / dynamic store design.  as these two outer illustrations appear, the store looks smallish and really GOD AWFUL!  nonetheless, i am really loving the brochure rendering....

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^^^ i am not sure as to why it's not allowing me to place the entire SIMON GALLERIA PROPERTY brochure rendering.  however, trust me, it is simply a gorgeous more houston like store illustration!


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...And nothing says "Luxury Wing" like a LEGOLAND. Guess the "Jewel Box" was all full up.

 

Yes, and the "Shake Shack" hamburger stand seems very luxurious as well.  I only hope they keep the riff-raff out.

 

 

In the Saks rendering, is the porte-cochere on Westheimer side?  I'm having a hard time orienting it.

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