http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comme ... al-college
A real kick in the teeth as Texas A&M takes the Elbow Room to make room for a dental college
Robert Wilonsky, City Columnist
...At 48 I'm already a remember-when guy, which has to be boring to the what's-next crowd for which this city's a playground.
Texas A&M University is preparing to bulldoze the Elbow Room by May's end to make way for a new college of dentistry, replacing the one only a short walk away. And the university's board of trustees got what it wanted using eminent domain.
... $300,000... wouldn't be nearly enough to let them reopen elsewhere in the neighborhood, which is slowly but surely being decimated by Baylor Medical Center (which gobbled up the landmark Metro Diner six years ago) and, now, A&M.
And much of the land's been snapped up — by A&M, according to the county's appraisal district.
So, how much land has A&M snapped up? Hopefully to enough to start a medical school.