Headlines: Midtown’s Missing Big Boxes; San Jacinto River Dioxin Dining

Photo of Carrabba’s demo, 3115 Kirby Dr.: Loves Swamplot

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  • On Midtown needing a TJ Maxx, Target, or Best Buy… I guess the real problem with the area is that it does not look like Highway 6?

  • Here’s a nice quote from the history of Bissonnet article:

    “Though there was a Bissonnet Street as early as 1915, the road has had several other names over the years, Hinton said.

    A section of it was known for years as County Poor Farm Road because it led to the Harris County Poor Farm.

    The poor farm provided housing for the needy between 1894 and 1937. It sat north of Bissonnet and South of Westpark, between Edloe and Childress streets.”


    Damn it, Houston. Do we care NOTHING about out past??? Can we get a preservation task force together and see if we bulldoze those hideous single family homes and bring back the Harris County Poor Farm???

  • So, White Linen Nights did not generate any proceeds?

    I am seriously surprised. (Heights not getting any bike racks)

  • Wait, the problem with Midtown is that it doesn’t have a TJ Maxx? Good grief. It’s nice to see Midtown developing and it’s certainly a more interesting place than it was when I lived there 8 years ago. The last thing it needs is big box stores.

  • Why should you have to leave Midtown to buy your Ed Hardy t-shirts?

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  • How does midtown not have a big box store? Sears isn’t a big box store? Or is it just that no one in Midtown admits that it exists?

    I bet if they got rid of the HCC campus they could make a mall to rival Memorial City, or the Galleria!

  • @toasty: I think that people naturally view the blighted areas surrounding the elevated highways as an encroachment of the neighboring ghetto, and not part of “up-and-coming Midtown(TM)!”

    This could change with all the new construction in the area where 527 meets 59. There are certainly enough empty lots in Midtown to build just about anything we want…

  • “Poor Farm” sure gets to the point quicker than “Affordable Housing”.