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Old 06-06-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Irregulars? Who in their right mind would buy those badly shaped jeans?

Responding to J. Luke: There's always a sale at Macy's! Look all over the clearance racks too and watch for coupons (especially if you're a Macy's card holder).
Is it sad that I've never bought anything from Macy's?? lol

We didn't have Macy's in Waco so I'm not use to shopping there and it seems too expensive to me. I usually shop at Marshall's, Citi trends, Champs, or Burlington. If I want to be really fly, I'll go to Urban Outfitters, but that is rare.

I'll have to try and shop at Macy's one day though.
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Yea, because prisons usually do wonders for the quality of life in the surrounding areas. I wonder how the realtors would try to spin that...

"3bed/2bath classic 1960s home located in Sharpstown near a prestigious government-sponsored life improvement center."

On second though, they should just turn it into a massive YMCA instead!

OMG...Someone who gets it! +1!
They are supposedly shutting down the one next to "Tellfaiya." There're going to need another to pick up the slack for the area. Sharpstown baddness is slinking SW.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Wow.
Is Bellaire undesirable too, since it's too close to the big bad southwest area? How about West U? I can see it all just creeping over as we speak. Just look at the real estate prices. Wait... those are not Houston city limits, that's right! I forgot that actually means something!
Sometimes I really don't think it's Sugar Landers who are living in a bubble.
Because how in the world could anyone survive living too close to a prison -- all that traffic, school over-crowding, and crime they cause nearby! I mean wow, no houses are selling at all. Wait a minute...
By the way, it's they're. But at least it wasn't a double word this time...
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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AK, you make a great point. The way Houston is laid out (if it is even laid out) pretty much guarantees that poor people will live very close to rich people, honest people will live very close to crooks, different race will live very close (and often times next door to) different races. For Sharpstown, this is merely the icing. Sharpstown has beautiful homes in a great location. It is near Galleria, Beltway 8, The Medical Center and not too far from downtown. I believe the area of Sharpstown near the golf course will greatly increase in the future.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Irregulars? Who in their right mind would buy those badly shaped jeans?

Responding to J. Luke: There's always a sale at Macy's! Look all over the clearance racks too and watch for coupons (especially if you're a Macy's card holder).
Not all of them are badly shaped, some are missing a stitch or two or have a defective button, nothing a wife with a sewing machine can't fix...
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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Default WestWood MALL and the Big Rigs... !

What the hey,
How and why does the heavy traffic enforcement division lay claim to the parking lot? I wonder if Young Woo & Co. even know their parking lot is turning to mush under the assualt from all the 18 wheelers coming going through their lot.
Until it's over I'm NOT headed to Sears any time soon to become fodder for mess the HPD has decided to bring down on our already messy traffic situation in this area of the neighborhood.
Why isn't the Texas DOT inspection area South of Sugarland used anymore?
Maybe money has something to do with this mess (you think!).
Thanks Mr. Mayor, I sure hope you make it to the senate.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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If a developer was really smart, they would buy up a huge portion of the Sharpstown area (especially the blocks upon blocks of crappy apartments) and re-develop it into a Montrose-like neighborhood. Just an opinion, I could be totally wrong, but I sure would like to see it happen.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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I'm kind of torn when it comes to the Sharpstown Mall. On the one hand, I really like how it's built, and I don't want it to come down because they'll probably replace it with something uglier and worse.

On the other hand, I have a hard time seeing it make a comeback. It really is in such a scummy area.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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If a developer was really smart, they would buy up a huge portion of the Sharpstown area (especially the blocks upon blocks of crappy apartments) and re-develop it into a Montrose-like neighborhood. Just an opinion, I could be totally wrong, but I sure would like to see it happen.
True. I'm always worried when something is torn down in Houston because its almost rare something useful or actually presentable will replace the previous building. I'm really nervous about the old astroworld land. I keep getting visions of a Wal-Mart!
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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I don't know that Sharpstown will ever be "Montrose-like." The layout is just radically different. It was laid out for automobiles (as opposed to streetcars) in the 1950s when walkability began to jump the shark.
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