Seventy-seven million dollars for the land that the former Astroworld once sat on. Not a bad price for Six Flags, that's for sure. The story says that Six Flags has not announced who the buyer is, so we don't have any clues yet as to what will replace the erstwhile theme park. Whether it's mixed use development or not, I'll repeat my belief that this area desperately needs some decent places to eat.
For what it's worth, I drive by the old Astroworld location from time to time. The first time I did so after the rides were all removed, it took me a minute to realize what was wrong about what I was seeing. It's still a lttle weird seeing that void there.Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 10, 2006 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack