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No Kirby Oaks?

Don't call it Kirby Oaks: Tree killer pays hefty penalty but other legal cut-downs continue

By Barbara Kuntz

When are some Houstonians going to learn they can't just cut down trees, especially those of certain varieties and, even then, without a permit? The good news for those who believe a l ...


Here's the 411

A good call: Historic Heights museum rings in a new look as luxury lofts

By Barbara Kuntz

The 1957 Doc Porter Museum of Telephone History, thought to be the target of the wrecking ball, is to instead be transformed into 24 luxury lofts, Swamplot reports. The museum is located ...


New Tower Builds Buzz

A 20-plus story luxury apartment tower could be rising next to Asia Society Texas Center

By Whitney Radley

Looks like Swamplot was onto something when it reported rumors that Houston-headquartered real estate company Hines was looking at a Museum District block for a 20- or 22-story apartment tower ...


Houston's 1st Food Truck Park

Finally! Houston gets its own food truck park — and it has monster-sized plans

By Whitney Radley

Considering the growing popularity of food truck culture in the Houston scene (and the City of Houston's inability to revise ordinances that restrict their operations in downtown), it was ...


Grocery Wars

A major Houston grocery store is closing as trendier options crop up all around it

By Whitney Radley

Memorial-area residents are about to have one less grocery store option, with word that the Randalls Flagship store on South Voss will soon close its doors.  Swamplot first repor ...


Growing Houston

A hip young professional's dream? New Midtown apartment complex to rise with a specific target

By Whitney Radley

A multifamily development is coming to a corner in Midtown, thanks to an equity deal recently closed on by Alliance Residential.  The 203-unit Broadstone 3800 will arise where a& ...


Crazy Times

Swamplot sheds its anonymity to charge high-rise harassment: Rice prof files suit against condo chief

By Sarah Rufca

The high-rise condominium tower 2520 Robinhood is no stranger to controversy. In addition to being known as the Houston home of acquitted non-murderer Robert Durst, the Rice Village high-rise has f ...


Is it big enough for both?

Nightclub wars: House of Blues sues Scott Gertner over Houston Pavilions dispute

By Whitney Radley

Looks like there's drama within the Houston Pavilions: As first reported by the Houston Chronicle, the House of Blues is suing the Pavilions (and its receiver, Mark Fowler), as well as smoky-vo ...


from drab to fab?

Montrose makeover? Key lower Westheimer block is up for sale

By Whitney Radley

You know the nondescript, half-filled eye-sore of a shopping center on the corner of Westheimer and Montrose, home to Half Price Books and Spec's Liquors? Swamplot is reporting that the ful ...


Highrise Drama

Magnet for drama? Robinhood Condos at the center of triple lawsuits

By Caroline Gallay

The Robinhood Condominiums at 2520 Robinhood may soon be rid of Hans' Bier Haus, but the high rise's penchant for being in the center of high drama means things are far from over for the ho ...


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