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mmiller2002

Member Since 14 May 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2015 12:25 PM
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#94685 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by mmiller2002 on 20 November 2015 - 11:01 AM

I'm no expert, but it would take a lot of money to make them safe, no matter what the intended use.  Then whatever they are turned into would have to make money...

I wouldn't be in favor of tax money use for the project.  Wasn't that market/bazaar/whatever rehab on N. Main a tax money-pit?




#93716 Alleys in Residential Areas

Posted by mmiller2002 on 28 September 2015 - 11:47 AM

While trees in the location are pretty for a while, when they get bigger they are a problem for garbage and delivery trucks.  And their roots can damage the sidewalks




#92669 New 7th Street Bridge

Posted by mmiller2002 on 30 July 2015 - 03:15 PM

I've got no problem with the unfinished concrete. Some unfinished concrete can look really nice, like the Kimbell.

 

 

That's the concrete finish they should have picked...




#92667 New 7th Street Bridge

Posted by mmiller2002 on 30 July 2015 - 03:12 PM

I think that there are other unpainted concrete finishes that don't look blotchy.  I'm not a fan of paint either due to maintenance costs.




#92155 West Bend, Formerly River Plaza

Posted by mmiller2002 on 24 June 2015 - 07:58 PM

I just got back from Fresh Market.  It's definitely a small Central Market, along with their prices.  It's no Sprouts or Trader Joes.  And, I love Central Market BTW.

I was hoping for some new twist.  Its closer to me.

Bananas were $.69 a pound! (Honduras, not "organic")  That's 20 cents more than Central. Lots of other fresh things were basically the same as Central.

The only item that looked kinda like a deal were the panninis.

I didn't look at dry goods or packaged foods.  Just fresh and frozen.

Though, it will probably do well with the Park Hill/Mistletoe/TCU student crowd.




#91532 Quik Trip zoning case very near Central Market

Posted by mmiller2002 on 15 May 2015 - 11:23 AM

That strip of hulen doesn't need any more reason to have traffic turning left...




#90807 Lancaster Corridor

Posted by mmiller2002 on 26 March 2015 - 04:45 PM

I've said this before in passing, but I cannot get over how un-peopled this area is at night.  Around 8:00 last night, I walked along the north side of Lancaster from Commerce Street west to almost Henderson (don't misunderstand, I'm not homeless, just someone who likes to walk to evening events downtown).  No one around but I at the time.  Of course this is great for a low-crime rate, no fear of being mugged.  But dead, so dead.

 

I don't understand why you'd expect people there when its not developed.




#90766 Quik Trip zoning case very near Central Market

Posted by mmiller2002 on 24 March 2015 - 11:40 AM

That location seems wrong due to the twisty, hilly street and would make the left turns into a high traffic QT dangerous.




#90684 So this building is empty...

Posted by mmiller2002 on 19 March 2015 - 11:27 AM

Update!

 

I just got coffee and ran into Andrew de la Torre at the old Zambrano's space on Houston Street.  ...  I know I'll be there at lunch when they open to get one of those Cuban sandwiches that I've missed, lo these many cold months.

Great Cubans = Cuco's in Haltom City.

 

When did Zambrano's close?




#90255 West 7th Development

Posted by mmiller2002 on 24 February 2015 - 12:27 PM

In some ways, it doesn't surprise me.  I never saw anyone in there.

 

There was some come and go traffic the times I went there.  I used to go there every couple of weeks for breakfast or lunch.

 

Is the University location that has survived for nearly 2 decades with very little parking and no drive through also poorly conceived?

 

Students help.

 

Honestly, the parking shouldn't even be a remote issue at all. 

There's PLENTY of parking in that area...

 

Parking IS an issue.  In the mornings, people are usually short on time getting to work.  Having to use the garage around the corner consumes precious morning commute time...

 

Re Einstein's Bagels, that location has been busy if not crowded the last few times I've been over there.  Anytime there was an event at Trinity Park it would be full of runners & bikers. 

 

The issue was more dysfunctional customer service than any lack of parking.  The staff there had a tendency to have heated verbal altercations with the customers.  I thought it was a good store for the location, but it just fell victim to poor management if anything.    The issue being you don't get many repeat customers if your staff are yelling at people...

As much as I loved the decent discount coupons they put out, I stopped going there because the service stunk and they made a lot of errors. When it first opened, the elderly-ish manager (franchisee?) was very nice and thorough.  But he's long gone.




#89651 Is that Eye Works EVER going to open ?

Posted by mmiller2002 on 27 January 2015 - 12:40 PM

Are y'all sending in the urbanist commandos?

 

 

I saw that over the weekend - awesome!  A substantial upgrade for that corner.  Just waiting on the last strip mall to go away now.

 

 

I guess now we focus on that strip mall. 

Anyone got any ideas? Because I already have a couple...




#89355 #4 TCU football and ESPN Gameday this weekend

Posted by mmiller2002 on 09 January 2015 - 12:48 PM

I am somewhat feeling an ethical dilemma surrounds the staging of the College Football Playoffs (CFP) for a mythical national champion; which was then brought home to me by my mother who wondered out a loud how the people coming to town could afford the prices being asked for tickets and related events.

 

The money being taken in by the corporate and by "for profit" interests is rank exploitation of the amateur athletes, students and alumni. On one side,  I am glad that local businesses (restaurants, merchants) will benefits; while on the other side, I am glad at least that the City of Fort Worth has decided to forgo fleecing the fans of the two teams with gimmickry. 

 

Instead of a repeat of this CFP, I hope that the college presidents will revisit this idea and put a end to it.

 

Anything like that is loooong gone.




#86733 Future Lockheed work ? - Carrier Drone

Posted by mmiller2002 on 19 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

Lockheed and Bell are partnered on a new Army competition.

 

http://en.wikipedia....ell_V-280_Valor




#86333 Crystal Springs on the River

Posted by mmiller2002 on 31 July 2014 - 04:26 PM

That's where the trailer park was several years ago.

 

http://shopcompanies...pringsflyer.pdf




#86292 Sinclair Stations in Fort Worth

Posted by mmiller2002 on 30 July 2014 - 11:29 AM

The mystery of the Camp Bowie station is solved.

 

http://www.star-tele...as-station.html

I always thought it was a man cave.  That's a lot of personal work on a leased property!

When it first started coming together, I was hoping it was an automotive themed bar & grill.