Midtown Sears Gone for Good; Pappa Charlies Barbeque Bound for Cypress; 59 Bridge Lights Relit

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  • Alert readers will notice the error in the abc13 report.
    The recently closed Sears on S. Main was not Houston’s first. The original Sears was constructed in 1926 and located at the corner of Lincoln St. and Buffalo Dr. (now Montrose Blvd and Allen Pkwy).
    After heavy damage from floods in 1929 and 1935, the decision was made to construct a new building on higher ground, which opened in 1939.

  • Russian Trolls = 4chan. All of these things mentioned on the article are created in 4chan boards

  • Big Tex, thanks for the info. Very interesting.

  • I doubt the building survives this attempt to imbed more walkabillie fettish into Midtown where department stores fronting main boulevards, built when walking and using public transit weren’t very hip and now no longer have relevance.

  • we all know Rice U has lots of smart people and lots of money and so whatever they develop will be smart probably using obama’s smart city initiative to have everything “smart” meaning tracked, monitored and data mined..but it ll be so much fun…and will look so awesome.

  • Although I doubt Rice U. would bother, it would be really cool to remove the garbage facade on the old Main St. Sears store and let people view what was left of the Art Deco designs on the original architecture. Would be even better if perhaps some of the Art Deco pieces could be salvaged.