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Scuttlebutt on that decrepit parking lot on Richmond, plus whatâ€™s ready to pop up on the site of the Hooters on Gessner:
- Upper Kirby: â€œHow many professionals in kenneth cole loafers or nine west heels want to navigate lake Ponchartrain just to get to our restaurant for a meal?â€ asks a commenter from Yelapa Playa Mexicana, one of three restaurants sharing the potholed (and occasionally flooded) parking lot between Richmond and Portsmouth west of Greenbriar. But . . . nothingâ€™s doing:
We would love to force our landlord to get this mess fixed as soon as possibleâ€¦any advice from anyone? Weâ€™ve been on him for the last 10 months or more (since we took the space in mid-September 09).
Commenter marmer notes a repair job may involve significant drainage work. â€œSimply patching the holes wonâ€™t last long enough to be worth the trouble.â€ Plus, where are Yelapa, Blue Fish House, and Hobbit CafÃ© customers gonna park while the work gets done? Also left unanswered: Is the existing parking lot required to meet any drivability standards?
Next: What comes after Hooters?