Category: Random Retail

Anything related to retail that doesn’t fit anywhere else.

The idea of being a “fan of retail” has gained a good deal of traction in the last couple of years. With the prevalence of Facebook groups, YouTube Channels, Discord Servers interest in retail is growing. My interest in retail …

Portofino Shopping Center Read More »

Greetings readers, today I’m leaving you with a short intro to a new concept. Rather than writing out one long post, I’ve been working on three posts approximately 33% the size of a regular post. I call this concept a …

3 Retail Minis: The 2nd Chili’s in Houston, The Future of Krogering, & What West Oaks could have been Read More »

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The Astrodome served as the first home for Houston’s one and only MLB team from 1965 to 1999. As far as baseball stadiums went, it was incredible at the time. The Astrodome was fully enclosed, air conditioned, and provided a …

At the Old Ball Game Read More »

Growing up on the West Side of town meant when you wanted to go shopping you generally had to drive a bit. Around the time I entered Middle School my family moved from rural Richmond, to a suburb near Clodine. …

Memories of Highway 6 Read More »

When the new year rolls around, it invites a certain amount of reflection. Unfortunately I’m a procrastinator. Which means I didn’t really think of a New Years resolution until the end of January. This reflection led me to realize that …

Resolving to have a Resolution Read More »

I was recently able to collaborate with Youtuber Scott Dailey who has made some interesting and unique videos around the Houston area. We made a trip out to Simonton where an old San Antonio and Aranssas Pass bridge still stands, …

The Unusual History of the Brazos River Bridges Read More »

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To kick off the new year, let’s try something new. We’re going to take a look at a Broken Chain. I was inspired to do this by my friend Zap Actiondowser who runs the blog Broken Chains, which I highly …

My take on a “Broken Chain” Read More »

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Greetings loyal reader, I’m glad you’re back! It’s been too long since I’ve written an update for the blog section of Houston Historic Retail. Fear not, as more blog updates should be on the way soon. However, that isn’t to …

December Update Read More »

I recently had the chance to stop by an H-E-B that I had heard from a friend might be, haunted. I’m not the biggest believer in ghost, ghouls, or goblins. However, I thought it would be fun to stop and …

A Haunted H-E-B Read More »

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First off, welcome back loyal reader(s)! I’m sure there’s gotta be at least two of you. Sorry for the delay in updates, but I’ve been extremely busy lately. During my recent hiatus I continued to take photos, and I’m only …

Checking out a former Cici’s Pizza in the shell of an old Burger King. Read More »

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