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Old 12-02-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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Default How awesome is the Woodlands? Market street????

Tell me about these places. Anyone have pictures of market street? Is Market the best area to spend a day in December shopping eating etc?
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Tell me about these places. Anyone have pictures of market street? Is Market the best area to spend a day in December shopping eating etc?
Market Street is nice. If you live in Montgomery County or Northern Harris County I would definitely recommend it. The movie theater is really nice and they have a few good places to eat like Johnny Rockets. The shopping is not that great but you can walk across the street to the mall and they have plenty of stores to shop at. If you want to eat somewhere better than Johnny Rockets there are a few nice restaurants along the Waterway. I used to go there a lot but now that I live in Houston I much prefer Rice Village.

http://www.marketstreet-thewoodlands.com/
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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Market Street is just like all the other towncenters they're building in every U.S. suburb. Nice, though. It's the 21st century version of a mall.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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Jasper's is fabulous for outside dining atmosphere, awesome food...pricey but for the occasional special night out...definitely worth it...don't miss the blue cheese chips.....mmmmmmmm
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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I saw a similar towncenter development (outdoor mall), in Plainfield, Indiana last week when visiting family. I've also seen them in Ft. Worth and I guess we know they have one in Sugar Land (the first in the Houston area), Pearland, and Memorial. I want to say they may have one in Clear Lake, but I've not been there in a while other than to drive through.

There are normally some neat stores. I don't find meandering around and browsing to be as much fun, though. It's hot and humid in the summer... who wants to sweat? In the winter here it's usually wet and cool and sometimes "wet cold" which is much worse than dry cold, so unless you plan on spending a lot of time in the Sharper Image store, you have to brave the weather to find the next stop. If the weather is nice, though, it's a good experience. Some of the restaurants are good, but pricey.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Highland Village and Rice Village would be the first in the area. It wasn't a "planned and built in a year" situation, but it's very much a towncenter atmosphere.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: 77059
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I saw a similar towncenter development (outdoor mall), in Plainfield, Indiana last week when visiting family. I've also seen them in Ft. Worth and I guess we know they have one in Sugar Land (the first in the Houston area), Pearland, and Memorial. I want to say they may have one in Clear Lake, but I've not been there in a while other than to drive through.

Not aware of a town center in Clear Lake. My Houston side to the north is residential and there's really no room for growth. League City way to the south and doesn't have anything like that. That leaves Webster in the middle, and it's basically the centralized shopping district but nothing more. A town center could probably be put there, I guess, right along Clear Creek. Not that I'd be a fan of that happening. IMO we don't need another one of these fake downtowns that scream 'generic suburb' that's desperately trying to build character. The Clear Lake/Bay Area is unique in many ways and has a character of its own without such a place.

But I guess the closest thing to a town center is the Kemah boardwalk area, but it's about as un-centrally located as you can get.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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I think if you live in the area, it's a nice place to meander around and is very similar to other outdoor "malls" of this type around the country that I've been to (the Forum in Carlsbad, CA and Kierland Commons in Scottsdale - now THAT one is great IMO). I think the shopping choices are pretty limited at the Market Street though.

I did go with my DH, children & cousins Friday evening after Thanksgiving - it was nice to see the lights, walk around, have a coffee & look at the Jasper's menu while watching the kids run around the huge Christmas tree. But honestly, I have a better time at the Market Street HEB than in the actual shopping center.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: The Woodlands
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I have a couple of pictures of Town Center. Guess I have not put Market Street on the blog yet. I just put it on my list of things to do. Blog articles in the About Town section (main photo is on the Waterway: About Town in The Woodlands. Part of the WoodlandsCommentary.com. Scroll down to the bottom to see one part of Town Center (our downtown where Market Street is also located).
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Yes, Market Street is very nice - an outdoor mall with an urban flair. The mall has a small park in the center with a kid friendly fountain area.
The Woodlands Texas Online Events - Woodlands FAQ

Urban Flare? You're kidding right? Maybe "Back to the Future Movie Set Flare," but its so very far from urban. PS- The shops, other than Sur la Table, are very middle of the road.
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