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Lucy in Disguise is Closing, the eclectic fantastic Costume Shop on South Congress Ave. (a chunk of ATX's soul will die with it.)
"Lucy In Disguise had its grand opening on April 1, 1984. It was my first night in Austin and I popped in on the way to see the Butthole Surfers at the Continental Club. Both completely unplanned. I was excited by the opening because I was a "picker" at the time, hitting garage sales and selling my finds to antique/ costume stores.
There was a dark-haired woman who always got there before me on Saturday mornings, always knew where to target, and you best not get in her way. “Shit, the Dragon Lady’s here!” I'd tell Suzee, and that meant don't put down anything to try on something. The DL would snatch it up. "Hey, those were mine!" Suzee complained when a box of pumps disappeared, and I had to set her straight on the rules of the game. All is fair in stilleto heels and cashmere.
Later, I got to know the Dragon Lady as Jenna Radtke, and when I told her about the nickname, she smiled at the compliment. "Never care what you look like when you're making money" was what the other rummage sale legend in my life, David Ornstein of Daybreak, told me once when he was accused of being too aggressive.
The closing of Jenna's great shop is bad news for shoppers, but good news for garage salers. You may finally get a beaded sweater or gabardine jacket."
‘I wouldn’t touch Austin, Texas or Seattle, Washington with anybody’s money’ : Grant Cardone says these two major US cities are some of 'the worst markets to be in right now' for real estate investors — here's why Story by Bethan Moorcraft • click here for the exact moneywise article prolific real estate investor Grant Cardone has singled out two U.S. property markets he wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole: Austin and Seattle. Cardone shared this hot take — and many others — in an interview with Moneywise after he prompted an AI chatbot to answer the question: “What are the 10 best markets for investing in rental real estate in America?” The AI Smith response started with: “The best markets for investing in real estate in America can vary depending on factors such as population growth, job opportunities, rental demand, affordability and potential rental income.” Up until that point, Cardone — who performed the task live on camera — was pretty happy with the response. But
George Vance..... Just making sure you know that Tim Harrington passed away last weekend. Heart attack. Tim’s Memorial Service will be: 2/29/24 at 2 PM at Austin Ridge Bible Church at 9300 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78733 in Westlake. At the Worship Center building. Please spread the word. GVM speaking here, "Tim showed up on my 40th birthday at Pitch N Putt for an afternoon of golf and bullshit. Tim was in good spirits that afternoon after boasting of his mega million dollar commercial fresh sale in SoCo. St. Elmo @ the ol' Hills Cafe. Tim was a former SOUTHWESTERN door to door salesman and alumnus like me. A fellow bookman. Tim showed up @ my BookPeople booksigning event, for the "The Nation We Live In." Overall Tim was a good man and character . A worthy Austinite! Tim Harrington was quick to make friends. Just in February, randomly Tim and I participated in 3 straight days of Champions Real Estate School (off Hwy 620 & US 183) for full day required clas