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Old 05-27-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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You’re really complaining about the white brick? I can see maybe complaining about the layout of Northpark but saying they should cover the classic white brick with marble because it’s trendy is just stupid. I guess they should completely update Fallingwater because it isn’t trendy either.
Well said.
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:18 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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How about the STORY concept that Macy's recently introduced?

Apparently the MCM Macy's is considered a top-performer also. There are 3 storyboards in Texas, 2 in Houston.

https://www.macysinc.com/investors/n...-driven-retail

Steve Dennis recently made a visit to his local STORY in NorthPark for his Forbes article:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevend.../#571c94fb353f
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:48 PM
 
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You’re really complaining about the white brick? I can see maybe complaining about the layout of Northpark but saying they should cover the classic white brick with marble because it’s trendy is just stupid. I guess they should completely update Fallingwater because it isn’t trendy either.
Which is ironic because every upscale neighborhood in America is painting all the existing houses white right now...
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:13 AM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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You’re really complaining about the white brick? I can see maybe complaining about the layout of Northpark but saying they should cover the classic white brick with marble because it’s trendy is just stupid. I guess they should completely update Fallingwater because it isn’t trendy either.
Technically marble is considered a noble material compared to brick. The Romans built with tuff and covered with Carrara marble their more important buildings.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I understand the history of architecture and know what you just said about ancient Rome is true, but I still stand by my statement. I was born in Dallas and grew up there. My kids grew up visiting the Northpark Santa every year even though we didn't live in Dallas anymore. I remember when Northpark was much smaller and the movie theater was a separate building. I even remember seeing Schindler's List at that movie theater. In all that time I never heard a single person say that the mall should be covered in marble. The only person I've heard it from (you) lives all the way in Katy-zuela which I'm assuming is near Houston since I've never heard of that place.
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:54 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I´m content to call it a paradise just walking into a Buc-ee´s or an HEB.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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The only person I've heard it from (you) lives all the way in Katy-zuela which I'm assuming is near Houston since I've never heard of that place.
Cinco Ranch near Katy is famous for affluent Venezuelan expats being the dominant Hispanic population. You would have to get used to the mindset of South American accents being the norm, whereas the default for rest of Texas is the Mexican variety.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
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Market Street in the Woodlands has been making moves. Louis Vuitton just opened there. They’ve went a long way to becoming the third most luxurious shopping area in the Houston area.
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I haven't been following this thread closely for awhile, but I'll jump in for nostalgia's sake. I'm a Houstonian who appreciates The Galleria for what it is. I also appreciate Northpark, although my impressions of it are mostly from the 70s when I spent a summer living in Dallas. At that time, Northpark impressed me by projecting a sense of restrained elegance. I'm not a shopping person, but I appreciate good architectural and interior design.

Fast-forward to today: the Houston Galleria is now a Simon Mall and they seem to have done OK with their minor extensions and redo's. I don't know how Northpark has evolved ... however (despite my Houston pride) I would expect that it has only gotten better because the market in Dallas probably commands higher performance from developers.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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I haven't been following this thread closely for awhile, but I'll jump in for nostalgia's sake. I'm a Houstonian who appreciates The Galleria for what it is. I also appreciate Northpark, although my impressions of it are mostly from the 70s when I spent a summer living in Dallas. At that time, Northpark impressed me by projecting a sense of restrained elegance. I'm not a shopping person, but I appreciate good architectural and interior design.

Fast-forward to today: the Houston Galleria is now a Simon Mall and they seem to have done OK with their minor extensions and redo's. I don't know how Northpark has evolved ... however (despite my Houston pride) I would expect that it has only gotten better because the market in Dallas probably commands higher performance from developers.
It's definately better than it was in the 70's...Its double the size with a full two story movie theatre on top.
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