August 11, 2007
Weekend Facebook update

We're now at 135 members in the I Will Not Shop At The West Gray Barnes & Noble Facebook group, and counting. Woo hoo! Looks like the Rice U network has been a big force in recruiting new members. Many thanks to my fellow Owls!

We've got a few new photos of the shopping center on the group's page as well, and time permitting I hope to add a few more during the inevitable demolition process. If you've got a picture you'd like to share, please let me know. Mike McGuff has a few shots as well.

I don't know if this is any more likely to be noticed by Weingarten and B&N than the Facebook effort, but a blog called Retail Traffic Court - "Where real estate, retail, and development meet" - has picked up on the preservation efforts. Matt Stiles has some info about where that stands right now. And in what could be a sign that the whole West Gray/Shepherd intersection is now cursed, Miya Shay had a weird run-in with a possibly over-caffeinated Starbucks manager the other day.

Thanks again to everyone who's joined in the effort. Now that we've passed the 100 member mark, what say we aim for 200? You can join in even if you don't have a Facebook account. Drop me an email and I'll send you an invite if you want to be a part of it.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 11, 2007 to Elsewhere in Houston