April 10, 2015Updated: April 10, 2015 1:30 p.m.
Departed Houston places and businesses we miss
Astrodome fans lined of in droves for perhaps one last peek inside the city’s most recognizable landmark.
Check out some of the other lost businesses and places Houstonians still miss …
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The Houston Blacklight Shop was where Houston-area stoners and rockers got the posters that angered and confused their parents.
Old Mexico Tavern
Bill Bennett’s Steak House in the Sky
Buddy magazine was a short-lived rock magazine that was distributed in Houston. It still exists in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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Sports Collectibles of Houston closes in February 2015 after more than 30 years of business in Houston.
See these other bygone businesses Houstonians will always miss …
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Buffalo Hardware Co., 2614 Westheimer, shown Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Houston.
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This week thousands of Houstonians waited in line to get a peek inside the Astrodome at NRG Park, if only for five minutes and the opportunity to take a few selfies.
Years since it closed for baseball and other events, The Dome’s legend has only grown in stature.
A few months ago we looked at some of the businesses that Houstonians miss the most, including Sports Collectibles of Houston, which closed for good in February. The sports collectibles shop kept young Houston sports fanatics flush with baseball cards for years.
That original collection of departed businesses included places like the Roll-N Saloon on San Felipe, the Shamrock Hotel, the Hurricane Hut, Col. Bubbies in Galveston, and Gilley’s in Pasadena.
This time around we’ve included dance mecca Club 6400, the Malibu Grand Prix, and even the Yucatan Liquor Stand, which no doubt helped some Houstonians of a certain age have a few painful mornings after.
Craig Hlavaty is a freelance writer for chron.com and the Houston Chronicle.