Monday, November 30, 2015

Grey House Leasing



4444 Westheimer - River Oaks District 

Equinox did it






New at River Oaks District: Brunello Cucinelli Boutique





New TD Ameritrade location at River Oaks District


RIVER OAKS DISTRICT MAGNETISM 

TD Ameritrade 4302 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027

TD Ameritrade on Westheimer near the River Oaks District:
This is the new Galleria-area branch location, except that it's not in the Galleria 
any more after the eastward move past the Loop. 

TD Ameritrade 4302 Westheimer Rd at Mid Lane, Houston, TX 77027

TD Ameritrade Office on Westheimer at Mid Lane in former space of BoConcept Houston.
The TD Ameritrade Galleria/Uptown branch relocated from Post Oak Blvd at Ethan Allen Building
Old address: 5018 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77056
New address: 4302 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027  

The Westcreek Holdouts



Not yet River-Oaxed: Westcreek Market & Deli, Exceptional Nails, Sullivan's Steakhouse, and Le Peep breakfast and lunch restaurant. --- But it's just a question of time.    


West Creek Market & Deli 2520 Westcreek Ln, Houston, TX 77027
West Creek Market & Deli 2520 Westcreek Ln, Houston, TX 77027
 Old building on the corner: Exceptional Nails and Westcreek Market  
2520 Westcreek Lane, Houston, TX 77027

Le Peep 4702 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Le Peep 4702 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027 
Le Peep with Hotel Derek in background

 Sullivan's Steakhouse 4608 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
 Sullivan's Steakhouse 4608 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
For sale: Units at the not-yet-built Wilshire residential tower 

The Westheimer-Westcreek corner at the end of  Nov. 2015  
The much-hyped River Oaks District is officially open, but 
construction continues ...


Incipient high-end spending destination: 4444 Westheimer 

The River Oaks District street address: 4444 Westheimer 



Sunday, November 29, 2015

Signs of the Season: Festive red bows in the Highlands


Red Banana Republic 

Signs of the Holidays in Highland Village 
Up with seasonal decor 
J.Crew: classic bow tie with modern twist (red)

Red bow arch to the Potterybarn with palm wreaths nearby 

Banana Republic Christmas
Banana Republic Christmas 
Westheimer at Drexel: Up Plus 

Signs of the Season I: Nutcrackers spotted in Upper Kirby


Signs of the Season in Upper Kirby 


Well, they just look like nutcrackers. On closer inspection,
it's clear they don't have nut-cracking functionality 

The Centre At River Oaks (in Upper Kirby) - the seasonal look 
Christmas decoration in Upper Kirby - Dec 22, 2015 photo

Kirby Drive esplanade on Thanksgiving Day 
While the classic Nutcracker Downtown 
has been doing advertising duty for the Houston Ballet 
since mid-summer 

Houston Ballet Nutcracker (poster on Wortham Center)

The Theater District Nutcracker  arrived early (Aug 2015 pic) 






Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Picos' seasonal tamale "stand" and a new sign above the portal



 Taking a stand against tamale theft by the truck load: 


PICOS TAMALE "STAND" 
It's really an ingeniously
abduction-proofed booted trailer 




Picos tamales-to-go facility in the restaurant's parking lot on Richmond at Park St.
Momentum Volkswagen garage in background  
NEW SIGNAGE: PICOS 
NOT PICO'S !?

New giant PICOS lettering above the door 
Frontal view from Kirby Drive 

Once upon a time it was Pico's 
Picos sign with agave - What happened with the colorful bird?  
This used to be a NINFAS location.
Maggie was a bad speller and didn't last too long.

PREVIOUSLY AT THIS LOCATION  

Too many ritas on Thrusdays must have take their toll
and speller-bee prowess.

Ninfa's had better signage, not to mention the tropical bird logo
like Fiesta 
Bus stop on Kirby with Ninfa's sign (2012 photo) 
Intersection of Kirby and Richmond when the prime restaurant
property was vacant




Monday, November 23, 2015

New Construction at TMC: Forensic Tower, BCM Medical Center at 7200 Cambridge, Children's Hospital Pediatric Tower expansion (Nov. 2015 photos)


New construction on OST at Bertner 

New building for Harris County Institute for Forensic Science (morgue, medical examiner, autopsies)
New Harris County Forensic Facility (Nov 2015 construction status) 
New Harris County forensic facility - Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences:
New facility being erected on Southern edge of the Medical Center (blue in pic) 
Future Blossom Hotel and Suite 

New hotel planned across from 
MD Anderson Cancer Center Building on corner of
S. Braeswood Blvd and Bertner Ave. 

St Agnes at Bertner Ave - Notice of Public Hearing re Variance for Blossom Hotel and Suite
St Agnes at Bertner Ave - Notice of Public Hearing re Variance for Blossom Hotel and Suite 

Expansion of Texas Children's on Fannin St. 

Site of new Pediatric Tower expansion
at Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women
BCM Medical Center
on corner of Cambridge and Old Spanish Trail 

BCM at 7200 Cambridge St. 
Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center at 7200 Cambridge St Houston TX
BCM Medical Center at 7200 Cambridge in NW corner of
intersection with Old Spanish Trail
(View from Cambridge Street northbound)

All Blue: Harris County Forensic Facility 

Bertner Ave: Construction of new Harris County medical examiner facility as of November 2015
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. More info at Harris County Forensic Facility  




Houston Streetwise Summer 2015 - Thumbnails of Top Photos

Houston Streetwise Summer 2015 - Thumbnails of Top Photos
thumbnails of blog post pics Summer 2015

2015 Mosaic of Sample Pics

2015 Mosaic of Sample Pics
2015 Jan-Feb Pics Posted