A variation on the theme of horizon-modification is evolving in the burbs: It's not just construction cranes that are changing the skyline out West.
What's that big net there going to catch?
TAKE A GUESS:
- o Migratory birds on the way to and from Central and South America.
- o Monarchs en route to their winter haunts in Mexico.
- o Small planes taking off from West Houston Airport.
- o Top dollars of energy company executives.
TopGolf's massive golfing and entertainment center past the Wafflehouse and Sams' at the the Highway 6 - Katy Freeway Overpass is already making its mark on the neighborhood -- even before project completion and grand opening -- with its enormous golf-ball-containment nets soaring above the roofs of the surrounding apartment complexes, warehouses, and stores.
Like they say, everything is bigger in Texas -- or it better be, you-all. Even companies from other states come here to help make the point. TopGolf reportedly dropped $15mil on the project, it's biggest yet, which is to feature food, games, sports, and music live with liquor license. Panem et circenses plus for well-heeled energy-company executives and for area workaholics in need of a well-deserved break alike.
|Ready to Net Energy Corridor Dollars|
TopGolf coming to town
(Sams Club Store and BP's corporate campus in the background)
|TopGolf Grand Opening Buzz: The Wait will soon be Over|
|The entertainment complex is taking shape (9/8/2012 photo)|
|The hiring flag is hoisted too|
|Downstream from the Top Golf course: Will any of the chip-fitted golf balls |
make it down here, ready to embark on a journey all the way to Galveston Bay
via Buffalo Bayou?
Also see earlier H-Town West blog post:
TopGolf Houston construction pics (August 2012) Memorial Brook Boulevard Houston TX 77084 (spelled Top Golf - two words - on City of Houston permit)
|Bird eye's view of TopGolf project site on Google Maps/ Satellite View with pic of
Wafflehouse located on the corner of I-10 West-bound frontage road and Highway 6 .|
No signs of construction yet on the empty parcel between Katy Freeway
and Bellhaven University on Park Row - Houston Texas 77084