- New 22-Story BBVA Compass Plaza in the Galleria Now Open [abc13]
- Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Bringing 9 More Locations to Houston [Houston Business Journal; previously on Swamplot]
- ‘Napping Center’ with Beds by the Hour Wants To Expand to IAH [Houston Chronicle]
- League City Gives Preliminary Approval to Historic District [Galveston County Daily News ($)]
- Parts of Galveston Could Be Under Water in 20 Years Due to Erosion, Says Professor [Hair Balls]
- City Seeking Companies To Work on ‘One Bin For All’ Project [Houston Business Journal; previously on Swamplot]
- Cleanup Crews To Move Bodies in Cemetery Near Galveston Bay Superfund Site [Galveston County Daily News ($)]
Photo of the Whole Foods on Waugh Drive: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
Can a brother in Sunset Heights get a big green bin?
Re: Galveston Bay Superfund Site story – the story is unavailable from that link.
The Dunkin Donuts article says the 9 stores will be opened “by 2020.” Seven years to open fast food franchises sounds ridiculously farsighted (and subject to market conditions). I wonder if that time scale is normal in franchise planning.
I’m confused by the Dunkin Donuts article myself Superdave. Are they bringing 9 by 2020, 16 by 2018, 24 over “several years”, or are we getting a total of 49 new Dunkin Donuts with three separate franchise deals? Seven years advance planning seems quite obtuse for such an endeavor. It only took 8 years of planning to reach the moon.
49 separate Dunkins via 3 different franchising deals over the next 7 years.
That’s a lot less than the original 175+ that they had planned over 7 years back in 2008