Haven Is No More; The Allure of the Suburban Town Square


Photo of home near Mary and Brooks streets in the Fifth Ward: David Elizondo via Swamplot Flickr Pool


6 Comment

  • The snake bite finally took Haven down huh? I’ve never seen any food joint besides the Taco Cabana have enough resilience to suffer through the venomous bite of the Algerian Way Cobra. I guess that means their Restaurant Weeks menu is off the plate, heh.

  • If the Rice Village wants to be a retail goldmine, it should look outside it’s borders. My suggestion would be a linear public park that would take the residential properties between University and Dryden between the Medical Center at Travis all the way west to Greenbriar.

  • Well that’s one way to learn my reservations are cancelled.

  • I’m not sad to see Haven go. Their food bored me.

  • Architects reinvisioning Rice Village? Really? C’mon. All it really needs is a public parking garage and some sidewalk enhancements. Done.
    Now if we want a challenge for architects, let’s reinvision a neighborhood like Gulfon or the FM1960 corridor. They need the reinvisioning. And the answer in those cases isn’t clear. Or are my fellow architects afraid of a challenge?

  • Didn’t architects already screw up Rice Village in the 90s?

    Bring back The Fast and Cool Club.