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Local foundation purchases Teas Nursery site in Bellaire

4400 Bellaire Blvd.

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The Jerry and Maury Rubenstein Foundation paid an undisclosed amount to acquire the Teas Nursery site (map) in Bellaire on Tuesday in a step that was taken to preserve the site from redevelopment, according to the Houston Business Journal

The story notes that the Rubensteins “want to use the five acres to benefit the community”:

Maury “Bo” Rubenstein and Jerry Rubenstein bought the property at 4400 Bellaire Blvd. after Teas Nursery announced it was ceasing operation at the site and planned to sell the land for future residential development, said Scott Rubenstein, Bo’s son, who handled negotiations for the foundation. The long-time Bellaire residents have always wanted more open space in their community for people to enjoy, he said.

Rubenstein is quoted as saying:

Because this happened so quickly, we’re still working with the city to work out the exact details.  It will be something for all the residents.

Finally, the story notes that Teas Nursery has been operating in Bellaire since 1910 and will remain on the site until mid-February 2010.

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.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said:

I worked at TEAS Nususery for years It was most likely the MOST beautiful nursery in all of texas, Shame on you for making it yet ANOTHER residential community in houston . Did you ever think it might make another beatiful nursery? 1910 years of great memories. I hope you have nightmares about your profts for wasting a beautiful historical site. HOUSTON HAS TOO MANY NEW PLACES and so few old preserved beautiful ones. THINK IT OVER

Posted on Jan 20, 10 at 12:13 am

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said:

Hi Patty,

Just to be clear, Houston Tomorrow was just reporting on this and we have no connection to this deal, although I have visited Teas many times over the years myself.

Also, I think the story notes that Teas had decided themselves to stop operating the nursery at this site and the Foundation only came in to buy the land in order to keep it as green space and avoid its redevelopment, so I’m not sure that you got the story right.


Posted on Jan 25, 10 at 4:39 pm

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