- 17-Story Memorial Hermann Hospital Coming to Texas Medical Center Campus in $533M Expansion [Realty News Report]
- Construction of 205-Room Embassy Suites Hotel Begins at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands [Houston Business Journal; previously on Swamplot]
- Multi-Use Development Planned for 40-Acre Stretch Along Hwy. 288 Next to Shadow Creek Ranch in Pearland [Houston Business Journal]
- Ashby Highrise Developers Planning WoodLofts Midrise on 5.2 Acres at I-45 North and David J. Vetter Blvd. in Shenandoah [Houston Business Journal]
- City Acre Brewpub Along Eastex Fwy. South of Parker Now Permitted for Construction [Eater Houston; previously on Swamplot]
- Radio Milano and Adjoining Bar Milano Set To Open October 24 in Former Bistro Alex Space at CityCentre [Food Chronicles]
- Pappas Restaurants Opening New Concept Pappas Meat Co. at 12010 East Fwy. on October 23 [Food Chronicles]
- Onaga Pan Asian Bistro at Alabama Theater Shopping Center Closes, To Be Replaced by Maiko Bar & Bistro [Houston Business Journal]
- ‘Healthy’ Eateries Local Foods, True Food Kitchen, and Ruggles Black Gaining Traction in Houston [Houston Chronicle]
- TxDOT, Clear Channel Battle Over Condemned I-10 Billboards Awaits Ruling from Texas Supreme Court [Texas Tribune]
- $1.6B Civil Trial Over Abandoned Waste Pits That Leaked into the San Jacinto River Now Underway [Houston Chronicle]
- The Origins and Recent Rebirth of the Revolving Restaurant [Gizmodo]
Photo of the San Jacinto Monument: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
The previous expansion of Hermann Hospital preserved the look and feel of the original. The rendering of the planned expansion looks like an alien transplant. Let’s hope it is not the final outcome.
Go City Acre Brewing!
I’m interested in going to True Food and know my wife will love it, but I object at the high costs of “healthy food”. While I can afford it, it is unfair that such foods cannot be offered to low income peoples a reasonable price.
If I ruled the world, freeways would be void of billboards and Texas cities would be void of endless strip malls next to frontage roads.
That Memorial Hermann rendering looks awful. It’s a bland box, it looks like a giant Hampton Inn. What happened to keeping with the Mediterranean flair of the current structure? I hope they go back to the drawing board, that’s just plain hideous!
Fernando, what do you think they sell at the produce section at the grocery store?
Spoonman, even grocery stores and farmer’s markets aren’t necessarily cheap. Raw milk xcosts me $7/gallon and a number of individuals sell pasteurized eggs for $7/dozen. Rather blame it in the high cost of feed.
Certainly, Texas is cheaper than places alike Washington state, but one should be able to go out and enjoy a “healthy” or fresh meal without paying a fortune.
I agree with Shannon that MH should stick with it’s current style. I’d also love to see a Santa Barbara style take over a neighborhood in Houston (e.g., Museum District).
Speaking of the Ashby Highrise, When is that thing going to be built? I lived behind the lot and moved away 18 months ago because of ‘impending construction’.
Fernando, you’re buying fancy food! Of course that’s expensive. But eating healthy for cheap is not hard.
Anyone spouting the “Houston is business friendly” slogan should be forced to read the CityAcre story and go talk to the owners. What they’ve been through is a nighmare of city agencies and inefficiency. Good luck M&M now that you’re able to open!