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You know Starbuck's is not all that great of a place. It would be interesting if tea houses got popular in the USA.  Or a chocleteria on the Pacific coast of Mexico chocolate is served in cups the size of bowls.  There are 4 varieties.  They are served from the very hardy to the very light.  None resemble what you and I know as hot chocolate, it is a great tasting hot chocolate, serving style from the land where chocolate came from.  I would go to Starbuck's if they served that.

I would go anywhere that dealt mainly in chocolate.

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I know coco - came from Latin/South America

But correct me if Im wrong - I thought the Europeans really took it and ran...

Ever been to the Chocolate Bar - on West Alabama @ Harzard(next street east)?

That is true but a few people like the rich and the ruling family partook in sweating chocolate coco bean. It was not for the common people, that said what the Europeans did to chocolate reverberated back to the Americas and since the Ruling family was not in power then the common people began to make their version of hot chocolate

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That is true but a few people like the rich and the ruling family partook in sweating chocolate coco bean.  It was not for the common people, that said what the Europeans did to chocolate reverberated back to the Americas and since the Ruling family was not in power then the common people began to make their version of hot chocolate

Refrigeration may the hershey bar possible!! Chocleterias seem like a safe investment/franchise trend for the Southwest/West, that's a good one I hope someone makes happens. It would be interesting to get a cocoa buzz....

he's probably talking about turnberry. it's going to be next to the waterwall. they've actually decided to reduce it to 30 or so stories now. no final numbers yet, though.

I kinda like the idea of shorter highrises clustering around Williams Tower, it's such a handsome building and I dont particularly care for too much view obstruction.

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TexasBOY. take it easy on the KID. I think he was just wondering why as big as Houston is , Why a CRUNCH gym hasn't thought to open a store here yet and possibly expand their market.

Because 24hour fitness, has this city "locked up" for the most part. I wouldn't be surprised if Crunch and 24hour weren't owned by the same company.

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The nice thing about Barney's is that they don't carry the same old stuff you see in all of the other high-end shops like Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom. They tend to showcase independent artists/designers or small companies that produce high quality goods, often from American companies.

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I agree - there is plenty of room around the area for an arthouse theatre or even a smaller AMC or Cinemark with ~8 screens.

There was a theater on Augusta. I dont recall the reason it closed but surely lack of sales was probably one.

I really dont mind driving from the Galleria to West Oaks to goto the Drafthouse.

If an AMC or Cinemark opened in the Galleria area it wouldnt appeal to me. There's a theater on Dunvale, thats close enough.

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There was a theater on Augusta. I dont recall the reason it closed but surely lack of sales was probably one.

I really dont mind driving from the Galleria to West Oaks to goto the Drafthouse.

If an AMC or Cinemark opened in the Galleria area it wouldnt appeal to me. There's a theater on Dunvale, thats close enough.

It was the Spectrum it suffered a harsh blow after TinselTown Started building stadium seating out in the Suburbs.

Then the property was sold to a developer who built luxury apartment on the land

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There is also the Edwards at Wesleyan at Richmond.

It's a good urban design of of Movie theater. Garage parking and vertical design.

You must like that place b/c that is the second time you mentioned it on two differnet topics. just an observation. I really like that place too! I am there just about every weekend when the movies being realeased at the time are good!

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I like it. I find it's very convenient. I only go on sunday afternoons with friends for the cheaper price. I find that no move is worth more than the $6.50 matinee price. Just my opinion. I also eat before or after the movies. The strip center next the theatre has some good restraunts.

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:) They just added a Harlon's to that theater which make it an over all better place to go. :D

They are a bit expensive.I go to the movies alot and they have have raised thier prices atleast 3 times in the 6 to 8 months. It cost like 8 plus for a regular and 7.25 i think for a student tix. :unsure:

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Did you used to shop at Dolce & Gabbana?

Even if he or she didn't, the market for places like those in Houston is higher than it has ever been and to have the only one in Texas again would be great for Texas residents and our wealthy neighbors in Latin America. I know it is only one store, but anything to bring more money into the city.

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Even if he or she didn't, the market for places like those in Houston is higher than it has ever been and to have the only one in Texas again would be great for Texas residents and our wealthy neighbors in Latin America. I know it is only one store, but anything to bring more money into the city.

You make a good reason for their return, I seriously doubt that this is why he hoped DG would come back.

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Did you used to shop at Dolce & Gabbana?

I didnt live here when the DolceGabbana used to be here I like their clothes they are my favorite label so I buy their stuff either from local boutiques,saks,or other DG stores. and since we had the first in america it be nice to have one again Dolce&Gabbana or a D&G. Whats the big deal if I want one in Houston?

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I didnt live here when the DolceGabbana used to be here I like their clothes they are my favorite label so I buy their stuff either from local boutiques,saks,or other DG stores. and since we had the first in america it be nice to have one again Dolce&Gabbana or a D&G. Whats the big deal if I want one in Houston?

No deal at all if you actually shop there. I find it frustrating to constantly hear people whine about what Houston doesn't have. It never fails that when we do get what it is that they were whining about - they still don't go or utilize it.

What stores you have in your malls is not a bragging right.

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What is going in that Lord & Taylor expansion at the Galleria, I heard new stores were coming in? Anyone know which ones?

I work in the Galleria and there is a sign on the outside of the old Lord and Taylor entrance. It says there will be a few stores. The ones I remember include a Borders and a Del Frisco's.

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The Borders/Del Friscos expansion is into the former Lord & Taylor space. I think the idea about apartments was being floated for the Macys space in the Galleria 3, assuming Macys is closed.

A Borders bookstore across the street from Barnes and Nobles bookstore, oh god, please stop the madness! I can see bookwars all over this.

I guess Barbara Bush will be happy to see people reading huh.

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The Borders/Del Friscos expansion is into the former Lord & Taylor space. I think the idea about apartments was being floated for the Macys space in the Galleria 3, assuming Macys is closed.

That sounds like good news. I'm glad the Lord & Taylor project is progressing. Not only do I hope Macy's goes through with the apartment idea at the former Macy's, but I also hope that in that area of the mall at least that there

s a few 24-hour retail in there (newsstands, a small food court or something). I'm also hoping for a movie theatre in that area too.

But at the same time, I'm rooting for a Galleria 6 to come up.

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I'm hoping that the Borders will be accessible from the outside and will go far to alleviating the "bunker" look of the Galleria. A nice multi-story glass facade will give the Galleria a lot of curb appeal from Westheimer. I like the renovation of the inside, but I'm hoping that something can be done to the exterior. That intersection is extremely important.

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Is there really a need for a Bloomingdales? I doubt that the local market really would have the demand. It seems that the traditional large anchor department store is somewhat of a dying breed, which explains the exit of Foleys and Lord & Taylor from the Galleria and the closing of the Town & Country Niemans.

Since they already closed the old movie theaters, and because Edwards is so close, I doubt the Galleria will consider building more theaters. It doesn't seem like a great fit with a retail environment.

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Is there really a need for a Bloomingdales? I doubt that the local market really would have the demand.

I still think people will flock since it will be the only one in Houston

Since they already closed the old movie theaters, and because Edwards is so close, I doubt the Galleria will consider building more theaters. It doesn't seem like a great fit with a retail environment.

This would be great as it would be another entertainment factor to have uptown. Edwards is close, but it is in Greenway Plaza area. Uptown has shopping and eating cornered, but with Landmark and General Theatres gone, it needs a nice new complex, maybe a 12 screen theatre.

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Since they already closed the old movie theaters, and because Edwards is so close, I doubt the Galleria will consider building more theaters. It doesn't seem like a great fit with a retail environment.

Since it is the Galleria, what about a premium movie theater? Beer, wine, 20 kinds of popcorn, wide seats, reserved seats, etc. Add an extra dollar to every ticket to get ushers stationed in every theater and have them crack down on screaming kids, cell phones, people talking, etc.

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I still think people will flock since it will be the only one in Houston

I don't think I've ever been in Bloomingdales. Are they that unique? I thought it was just another somewhat upscale department store.

Movie theaters were pretty overbuilt in the 1990s, it just doesn't seem there's demand for more screens in the mall.

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