29 thoughts on “Fill in The Bubble (07/07/10)

  • July 7, 2010 at 9:37 am
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    Tom Thumb, Williams-Sonoma and Starbucks. And I’m still mourning the loss of The Gap.

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  • July 7, 2010 at 9:44 am
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    Los Vaqueros, KVIL and Oshman’s. What, you say? Oh crap.

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  • July 7, 2010 at 10:26 am
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    I miss Los Vaqueros.

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  • July 7, 2010 at 10:29 am
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    I also miss from Snider Plaza/Hillcrest: Banana Video, Left Field, Rootabaga, Foot Loose, Penguins Yogurt, Bobby’s Sno-Cones across from Bubbas, Dairy Queen, the comic store in the corner spot, Danny’s Fried Chicken where Olivellas is now, and Los Vaqueros.

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  • July 7, 2010 at 11:25 am
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    How about Skillern’s, the Texaco station, Volk’s shoe store, Sanger-Harris, Park Cities Bank, the dime store, S&S Tea Room, Doak Walker, and the Village record shop? The “Richie Rich-ification” of the Village both fueled and was fueled by the gross consumerism and questionable taste of the modern Park Cities resident. That said, I don’t miss Los Vaqueros — it was awful.

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  • July 7, 2010 at 11:52 am
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    Kiehl’s…….hands down! I hate having to run up to Neimans!

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  • July 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm
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    Starbucks for sure. I really wish they would add more “normal” stores to HPV instead of everything being super high end. It’s gotten kind of out of control. I really miss Banana Republic.

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  • July 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm
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    Deno’s of Highland Park and Starbucks would really be a bummer…

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  • July 7, 2010 at 2:11 pm
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    @Avid Reader: My dad once told me that Brady’s Violin Shop (which always had the blinds drawn and was never open) was a front for the mob. I’m pretty sure he was lying.

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  • July 7, 2010 at 2:47 pm
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    Deno’s,
    those guys are miracle workers!

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  • July 7, 2010 at 3:42 pm
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    Could we replace the Tom Thumb with a Market Street? I would miss Starbucks, St. Michaels Exchange and Mico. I wish Banana Republic and GAP were still there. Can we now fill a bubble for what we would miss about Snider Plaza…and what we want???

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  • July 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm
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    I’m sure some people miss the XXX movie theater that was in Snider Plaza.

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  • July 7, 2010 at 8:08 pm
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    I heard a rumor that, during Word War II, people who were getting around rationing with illegal sales of rubber, gasoline, and such stored their illicit items in the underground parking at HPV.

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  • July 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm
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    I would be really bummed if Starbucks, Mi Cocina, Tom Thumb (needs updating) and William Sonoma were kicked out of Highland Park Village. My kids would be bummed if Menchies left.

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  • July 8, 2010 at 10:00 am
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    @Neal, Whether your dad was lying or it was just a local rumor I heard the same thing from a friend’s parents.

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  • July 8, 2010 at 10:57 am
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    Deno’s and the UPS store.

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  • July 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm
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    Whoa – there is underground parking at HPV? Still?

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  • July 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm
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    @ Charles, the underground parking lot was not built until the last 50s, early 60s. It was built when the parking across the street was installed. It was built during the Cold War and we had “bomb drills in grade school and we would have to get under our desks in a fetal position and put our hand over our neck,like a piece of wood and a tad of metal would save us from a nuclear blast!! John Prather put rations and water etc down there. No mob stuff, the Prathers were about as far away from “the mob” as you can get.

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  • July 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm
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    Menchie’s, Starbucks and Tory Burch. And I REALLY miss the bookstore that used to be there. I like a mix of high-end and good go-to places.

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  • July 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm
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    Other than Scooter, nobody mentioned any of the high-end stores. Who shops there? Do those 5 people buy so much that these boutiques stay in business? I shop at Tom Thumb and Anthropologie, with the occasional nod to Cole Haan. Would miss them all. But I remember Pat’s fondly – the turkey sandwich on egg bread with butter. Before cholesterol mattered.

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  • July 9, 2010 at 9:01 am
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    I miss The Gap & the bookstore.

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  • July 9, 2010 at 9:35 am
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    @GMOM – a little garage history. The garage was built in two parts, the first in the 40’s with the opening and ramp facing Mockingbird about where the Larry North entrance used to be. In about 1955, the garage was more than doubled and the current entrance opened. If you are down in the garage, you can still see the original ramp that is now mostly built over.

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  • July 9, 2010 at 12:27 pm
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    @joeat and @GMOM …. do you recall what was there when the current parking “plaza” north of Mockingbird was built? Was it a residential area that was razed?

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  • July 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm
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    Cullum & Boren, Collector’s Covey

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  • July 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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    @bdad, yes it was residential with only 6 or 7 houses, several vacant lots that had never been built on. For years, the homeowners tried for many years to get the restrictions lifted to permit commercial, but the only thing ever approved was parking. The far east end (closest to Preston) had parking first and then eventually filtered down the entire block which took a few years thanks to Mr. Miller’s persistence.

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  • July 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm
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    I would miss St. Michaels,the theater,Starbucks-why,oh why, can’t we have moderate priced stores (I know- it’s the $$).It’s just a shame that most of us can’t shop at our local shopping area. I doubt it will ever change. It has driven a lot of us to leave our hard earned $$ at other shopping areas.

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