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Old 03-10-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Soon we will all be running over to Steve's house with our binoculars to get a peak ... maybe I'll just knock on the door and ask for a tour. Sounds like a beautiful place.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:38 AM
 
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Default Roaring 20s

Just ran across this and got all nostalgic. Thinking of dancing when it was a romantic thing to do . . . "Pretty bubbles . . . " swinging, flowing music, quiet talks at a table for two, . . . those were the days. What was the band leader's name . . . Woody Herman's brother . . . ? The pictures -- what pathetic remainders, and reminders of the good times. . .
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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Default get a life

Steve is an honorable person and has built a beautiful home in your run-of-the-mill neighborhood. His grounds are expertly manicured. His new villa has style and architecture; something you evidently know so little about. He maybe a little quirky with the llamas; but he is definitely an asset to the mediocre tract-home quality vintage 1980's homes in your neighborhood.

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Old 05-01-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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I am a lifelong resident of SA and grew up on the northside. Just last week I saw the "Roaring 20's", now an old, run down place that looks like it used to be some type of party hall. It is located just North of Wurzbach Parkway on Blanco Road behind a brightly colored mexican restaurant.

Anybody know the history of this place?
I really don't know anything about the history of this place but my mom, step-dad and my wife went dancing there about 20 years ago. In the past it was a real nice dance club located pretty far out Blanco Rd. Wish I could tell you more. Of course I was there as well.
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Default Roaring 20's

I hope that someday someone will re-open that place, San Antonio really needs something like that again. I hope someone comes forward with some pictures of the interior of it when it was in business. Thanks laters everyone.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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I hope that someday someone will re-open that place, San Antonio really needs something like that again. I hope someone comes forward with some pictures of the interior of it when it was in business. Thanks laters everyone.
You need to read the thread...the place burned to the ground and the owner has turned the entire property into a mini estate. It (the roaring 20's) doesn't exist any more.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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Soon we will all be running over to Steve's house with our binoculars to get a peak ... maybe I'll just knock on the door and ask for a tour. Sounds like a beautiful place.
I have never post here before but I "lurk" daily. I thought since this thread was well received ,I would keep you posted on the happenings. Banker did such a good job but he doesn't live here anymore. It looks like Steve is at it again. Now he has petitioned the city to purchase Old Blanco Road. This is a city-owned road that was just repaved by the way. There is quite a bit of uproar in the neighborhood about this. If he gets his way (developers usually do) he will put a private gate at the intersection of Longfield and Old Blanco so he can keep his little piece of heaven to himself. He complained about the traffic going to the new Voelker park. People are urged to call district 9 councilman Louis Rowe to express their concerns. His executive secretary said an official email will be mailed in the coming days to anyone interested.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:57 PM
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Now he has petitioned the city to purchase Old Blanco Road. This is a city-owned road that was just repaved by the way. There is quite a bit of uproar in the neighborhood about this. If he gets his way (developers usually do) he will put a private gate at the intersection of Longfield and Old Blanco so he can keep his little piece of heaven to himself. He complained about the traffic going to the new Voelker park. People are urged to call district 9 councilman Louis Rowe to express their concerns. His executive secretary said an official email will be mailed in the coming days to anyone interested.
At all of the Voelcker Park meetings I've been to, the city seems determined not to let traffic and parking disrupt the surrounding neighborhoods in the southern half of the park. It would not be surprising to see them accommodate this wish for the same reason in the northern half. I'm sure the city folks are also keenly aware that granting that request could affect access to the new Salado Creek Greenway.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:39 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but I just gotta say something about this thread. Part of the TOS on this forum prohibits "consumer complaints", and my understanding is that it is partly because of liability issues. Correct?

Nearly this entire thread has been slanderous to Mr. Honingblum. Could this not also open up CD to liability issues? As I am closely associated with one of his immediate relatives, it also offends me to hear these types of rumors being spread.

Not that I have any right to, but I would humbly ask posters to refrain from "remarks" about Mr.Honingblum. The Roaring 20's was a beautiful building and there are many memories for a lot of folks in SA. Seems to me that the thread would be just as interesting if kept at that, instead of the frequent "Steve-Bashings".

IMHO.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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The public information about Steve Honigblum's ownership of the property in question was found legally through both bcad.org and the Bexar County Clerk's website. This information is available to all with a computer and internet connection - if you know where to look.

As to Mr. Honigblum...I do know that I lived near the man for many years and he did nothing to put himself in a good light with the good folks of Churchill Forest. Many folks tried to be friendly to him - and it was if the many normal folks houses around his estate were just a bother. He wouldn't give us the time of day. This site isn't about Steve bashing - but about talking through the issues associated with this once great building. As as the public records indicate - he is the owner. His activity to buy the public road just brings him back in the news. As to his request that old Blanco in front of his house be closed - I too would object. He would in effect block access to the 200 home owners that pay taxes to use a linear park that was paid for with tax dollars.

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