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Old Posted Sep 19, 2012, 12:05 AM
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I guess I should get over there soon for some photos of the views. I would suggest everyone do it who cares to. I'm not sure what to expect with the new development.
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I don't go that far south very often so I'm having a hard time remembering what Lamar Plaza looks like today which makes the rendering hard to decipher. If someone can lead me to a picture post of Lamar Plaza, it will save me a long drive just to see it.
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Old Posted Sep 19, 2012, 2:03 AM
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I don't go that far south very often so I'm having a hard time remembering what Lamar Plaza looks like today which makes the rendering hard to decipher. If someone can lead me to a picture post of Lamar Plaza, it will save me a long drive just to see it.
Here you go:
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although Highball will no longer have any bowling lanes.
Doesn't that kill the idea of what Highball was supposed to be about?
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I guess I should get over there soon for some photos of the views.
Here's an oldie I took



And the sign:



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Doesn't that kill the idea of what Highball was supposed to be about?
That was my thought, too. Then again, maybe the developer thought a bowling alley wasn't quite "upscale" enough for this development.
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That was my thought, too. Then again, maybe the developer thought a bowling alley wasn't quite "upscale" enough for this development.
I honestly don't see the point of having it if there is no bowling alley. Might as well shut it down and open up another one somewhere else. The Mission District here in SF opened a bowling alley just like the Highball. Austin's losing its hipness.
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Thanks Kevin. It looks like it could use a face lift. After the bowling lanes are gone, where will the closest bowling alley be? How many lanes does Highball have?
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Why close the bowling lanes?
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Why close the bowling lanes?
...because bowling is lame?
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Old Posted Sep 20, 2012, 12:43 AM
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I saw a news story about it on KVUE, I thought they said Highball was going to be bigger than it is now..
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I cant wait for for the new draft house
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...because bowling is lame?
When I was 15 or 16, still in High School, I would go work with my brother in law in Victoria, TX. We also happened to be in a bowling tournament in which we won 2nd place.

Needless to say, I resent your statement and I hope you get a papercut or hit your pinky toe on the doorpost late at night when you get up to use the restroom.

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Doesn't that kill the idea of what Highball was supposed to be about?
It really does.... The only time we go there are for bowliing parties.!
Argh. Well and to slam a cocktail before going to alamo!
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Old Posted Sep 21, 2012, 2:46 AM
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When I was 15 or 16, still in High School, I would go work with my brother in law in Victoria, TX. We also happened to be in a bowling tournament in which we won 2nd place.

Needless to say, I resent your statement and I hope you get a papercut or hit your pinky toe on the doorpost late at night when you get up to use the restroom.

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Wow, really migol24, that's all you got? I would have at least wished him a cold sore or butt pimple.
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2012, 11:58 PM
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The Zach Scott Topfer Theatre is pretty much done. They had a few galas this week. I wish I had known, I wouldn't have minded going for some photos.


Zach unveils new $22 million Topfer Theatre
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http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/pr...-vertical.html
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Another downtown Austin site to go vertical
Apartments, not a hotel, expected to replace Taco Cabana near downtown Austin

Austin Business Journal by Jan Buchholz, Staff Writer
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012, 5:00am CDT - Last Modified: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 5:04pm CDT

Developers are proposing that the Taco Cabana restaurant on South Lamar Boulevard and West Riverside Drive be razed to build a mid-rise apartment tower.
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I'm hoping mid-rise means at least 15 floors, but somehow I can't imagine anything over 8 floors getting built there. In that case, it would be a waste of a Taco Cabana. I do think apartments makes more sense there than a hotel which would be pretty isolated from where most of the city attractions are.
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It's planned to have 6 floors. I don't have a height for it yet, but I would imagine it'll be between 65 and 80 feet tall.
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2012, 1:31 AM
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It figures. Not a midrise in my book, more like a low rise. It will barely poke out over the tree line. I'm curious about the design. Hopefully not too boxy and not too S Lamarish.
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It figures. Not a midrise in my book, more like a low rise. It will barely poke out over the tree line. I'm curious about the design. Hopefully not too boxy and not too S Lamarish.
Anything will look good when compared to the Topfer Prison across the street.
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