Prop. 1 Passes in the Heights; Byzantio’s Viking Makeover in Montrose


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  • RE Prop 1: the reporter got it wrong as so often happens in the Chronicle-and other print and online publications. The implication in his article is that the proposition affected restaurants with a private club license. As the enlightened readers of Swamplot know, the proposition was to legalize carry-out alcohol up to 17% and said alcohol cannot be consumed on the retailer’s property. The private club loophole is a separate work-around and remains in effect.

    While I would not want to live in the same block as Sunny’s or any other commercial property on Heights Blvd., people made their bed and will have to lie in it…along with the rest of the trash.

  • yay we gettin an HEB! :-)

  • Its only beer and wine. The Heights is still safe from that demon called hard liquor.

  • Not featured: HISD prop 1 “fails” all but ensuring higher property taxes for Harris county residents

  • If Prop 1 had passed 80-20, the it’s possible that a full repeal petition would have gotten started in 2 or 4 years time. At 64-36, I’m pretty convinced that the status of alcohol sales in the Heights will remain un-changed for a while. I think there’s at least 15% of the electorate that wanted an HEB but doesn’t want full repeal.

  • The HISD proposition nonsense never made sense to me; seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face in hopes the nose might lobby for some plastic surgery. But sure, go ahead and take the most valuable commercial property off the HISD tax roll, and good luck ever getting it back.

  • Glad they got rid of that ridiculous rule. Am I trash, Darby Mom? LOL

  • the Heights isn’t losing part of the dry restrictions as much as it is gaining a new HEB with Terry Fisher-esque architecture.