Chron neighborhood section looks at Hillcroft "microcosm"

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The Chronicle‘s Tara Dooley has an interesting article on the Hillcroft area of southwest Houston. Local bicyclist Bob Stein even makes an appearance:

Hillcroft Avenue is pure Houston, created with dedication to the automobile and an aversion to zoning.

A string of strip centers broken by blocks of single-family homes, it connects cacophonous enterprises: the tires of an auto repair shop stacked near a florist’s roses; a women in hijab at Jerusalem Halal Meat Market two parking lots away from the “adult novelties” at Bizarre Bazaar; manicured lawns and Dumpster-decorated parking lots.

It provides spiritual sanctuary under steeples and in tucked-away storefront temples and mosques. Just as it offers nighttime revelers refuge under twirling lights and Norte

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