What Has Happened to Washington Avenue?
|Photo by Son Lam|
|Several former Playboy Playmates visited Ei8ht Bar last August.|
Joshua Justice: "Yes Jimi, if only they had more parking, it wouldn't ended up like every other Houston entertanment district ever."
Stanley Smith: "Washington has grown past the capability of the neighborhood(s) too many bars, not enough anything else."
Adam Castaneda: "Now THIS is what comptrolling is really all about. Thumbs up."
Stanley Smith: "You'd think with all the additional tax revenue generated by the Washington Ave businesses the city would encourage improvement."
NewRider Ivan: "Wonder what took so long. That part of Washington has been dying since The Lot started slowing down. Sucks, I used to really like the Lot, before all the ghetto people started going in. The staff was freaking great there too. Pearl Bar, I always thought it sucked. Was cool when they had the music awards shows up and down those bars, though."
Photo by Son Lam The scene at Hughes Hangar, one of Washington's most opulent nightclubs, in June 2012.
Austin Cooley: "The place used to be Mary Jane's, the site of many a cool show. There was a time when that stretch of Washington had a number of great music venues -- not anymore. Don't worry, when the douchebags finally completely abandon that area, those sorts of venues will return."
Roland Gonzalez: "Where are all the HOUSTON DOUCHEBAGS going to be at on weekends?? hopefully not on the Westheimer / Montrose area..... WE DONT WANT THEM THERE !!!"