Friday, October 29, 2010

Walmart Opened A Store in Houston

Photo from PR Newswire

The lesser discussed (on this blog) Walmart at 45 and Crosstimbers (just up the road to the North of the Washington Heights Development) opened this week.  

According to PR Newswire: 

HOUSTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Northline Commons in North Houston will kick off the holiday shopping season with the Grand Opening of the new Walmart located adjacent to the center. "We're delighted to welcome Walmart to Northline Commons," stated Eugene O'Brien, Vice President of Berenson Associates, Inc., owner/developers of Northline Commons. Walmart, located at Northline Commons, will be open to customers at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 27.
U.S. Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) and Dr. Laura G. Murillo, President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will speak at a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony hosted by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 27.

... And not on the list of people at the opening, as far as I could tell, Mayor Annise Parker, or any City Council Members ... 

Also not mentioned, an operating agreement with Walmart.  As Mayor Parker discussed in City Council, there are three planned openings within the city (in close proximity to eachother; at least within a 10 minute drive of the Washington Heights Development), and they were working on treating all developments/stores fairly.  

Does that mean the much promised operating agreement hasn't, or worse, isn't going to materialize?  

Tune in next week kids! 

And another thing ... I hate it when its 'The Holiday Season' for shopping, and its not even Halloween yet.  Did you know that River Oaks shopping center on West Gray and Shepherd already has its Christmas decorations out?  Cmon Houston ... it was 90 degrees outside yesterday, and we have snowflakes on the Starbucks ... Is anyone else bothered by this? 

1 comment:

  1. Just to be fair ... an Anonymous poster left me a really neato comment containing the words dumb***, and f**k ...

    Guess they have no problems with the snowflakes on the starbucks ...