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- Upper Kirby: “I can assure you that there are some bone crunching potholes underneath the lovely puddles,” writes the reader who sent in these rain-drenched photos of the ancient, multi-layered, and pockmarked parking lot shared by 3 restaurants at 2241 Richmond, just west of Greenbriar. When it rains, the lot gets even worse, claims the reader, who wants to know why it’s so “pitiful”:
While I can kind of understand Blue Fish and Hobbit [Café] not wanting to spend too much money on improving the parking lot since they are not high dollar places, Yelapa [Playa Mexicana] is trying to position itself as this new chic Mexican/Seafood eatery and thus I would have thought they’d care more about a customer’s initial impression.
A related question from the same reader: “Are there any City ordinances that require a parking lot used by the public to have a certain amount of drivability?”
Next: What about the Hooters?
- Woodlake Plaza: Those are the bushwacked remains of the Bushwacker Salon & Day Spa at the center of this recent photo of the shopping center at the northeast corner of Westheimer and South Gessner. But photographer Jason Tinder has his eyes focused on the Hooters in the foreground, which appeared last month in Swamplot’s Daily Demolition Report. “Any ideas on what is going in here?” he asks: “I have heard that a new super randalls is going in but not sure.”