The news was not good today. Barnes & Noble has confirmed plans to pull out of the Alabama Theater. This is my favorite bookstore in town. It was one of the first ones that I discovered and it gives me such a wonderful feeling every time I enter. In fact I've been trying to remember how I discovered it. It was a place I went even before I started running all over the city by myself. It has been like my anchor bookstore and I don't even know where I'm going to go now. Nothing will have the character that this place does.
Also two links to national stories on the fight to save the River Oaks and Alabama theaters.
National Trust for Historic Preservation: Texans Sign Petition to Save Art Deco Shopping Center and Theater
New York Times Fighting the Wrecking Ball to Save Houston Landmarks
(You can use Bug Me Not for the NYT Article)