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Steve Fouga

I wonder if anyone has written a history of 6028 Heards Lane. It seems like at least a dozen businesses have occupied the location since I began paying attention, which has been 50-ish years ago.

Carlos Ponce

Shoneys, China Island, China Border, Saka Sushi Bar and Hibachi, Flamingo Steak & Seafood, George's On the Bayou Sports Bar to name a few

Bill Cochrane

Even thought that location appears to be cursed, I almost bought Flamingo from Mr Griggs but the numbers just were not there. I planned on building a small strip center on the east side to pay for taxes, etc. I'll bet Mr Hooter will do that. The location across the street on Offatts Bayou seems to be cursed as well.

Steve Fouga

Weird, isn't it? I've long felt that intersection should be one of Galveston's best. Maybe something about traffic flow? People in a hurry to to be on the Island or off of it... No time or inclination to stop.

Mark Aaron

I recall eating there once when it was the Chinese buffet China Border. It was extraordinarily bad. The worst buffet I have ever been to by a mile. Something about that stuck with me and that was all I could think of when I saw the building after that.

Another zombie location is the restaurant at 14th and Seawall. Nothing ever lasted there.

Steve Fouga

I'm starting to wonder about 2701 Broadway, too.

Mark Aaron

Steve: [ I'm starting to wonder about 2701 Broadway, too.]

The rental place that used to be there lasted a lot of years.

Carlos Ponce

2701 Broadway:
2010s: The Frog at Home, Barking Frog, Larry's Place, Seasons Gourmet and Grocer LLC
2000s: G & L Antiques
1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s: DUNN EQUIPMENT, INC.
1950s: State Auto Sales, WARWICK MOTORS, Bill Brown Chevrolet

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [2701 Broadway:The Frog at Home, Barking Frog, Larry's Place, Seasons Gourmet and Grocer LLC...]

That's some impressive sleuthing Carlos. Can you share how you did that?

Steve Fouga

Carlos and Jim can find anything.

Mark Aaron

Steve: [Carlos and Jim can find anything.]

I believe it.

Carlos Ponce

"That's some impressive sleuthing Carlos. Can you share how you did that?"
Simple. I have often stated how I did it. Get your Rosenberg Library card. Go to
http://rosenberg-library.org/
Under e-Library go to "All Online Databases"
Then go to "Newspaper Archives"
Enter your Library card number.
Go to "Search" and enter "2701 Broadway" under phrase search and then specify United States, Texas, Galveston at the bottom.
You can then specify the decade of your search at the bottom of your search results.
For the latest establishments just do a web search on "2701 Broadway, Galveston".

Mark Aaron

Thanks Carlos. That was kind of you to share.

Carlos Ponce

You're welcome. If you don't have a Rosenberg Library card, they're offered for free at the library.

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