A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 01, 2012
Sugar Lander (inhabitant of Sugar Land)

"Sugar Lander” is the name of an inhabitant of Sugar Land, Texas. The name “Sugar Lander” has been cited in print since at least 1998.


Wikipedia: Sugar Land, Texas
Sugar Land is a city in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area and Fort Bend County. Sugar Land is one of the most affluent and fastest-growing cities in Texas, having grown more than 158 percent in the last decade. In the time period of 2000–2007, Sugar Land also enjoyed a 46.24% job growth. As of the 2010 census, its population was 78,817. In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the city’s population was 84,511, with a median family income of $113,261 and a median home price of $369,600.

Founded as a sugar plantation in the early mid-20th century and incorporated in 1959, Sugar Land is the largest city and economic center of Fort Bend County. The city is the third-largest in population and second-largest in economic activities of the Houston area.

Sugar Land is home to the headquarters of Imperial Sugar and the company’s main sugar refinery and distribution center was once located in this city. Recognizing this heritage, the Imperial Sugar crown logo can be seen in the city seal and logo. The city also holds the headquarters for Western Airways and a major manufacturing facility for Nalco Chemical Company. In addition, Sugar Land has a large number of international energy, software, engineering, and product firms.

Sugar Land has the most master-planned communities in Fort Bend County, which is home to the largest number of master-planned communities in the nation—including First Colony, Sugar Creek, Riverstone, New Territory, Telfair, and many others.

21 February 1998, South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), “Sugar Land, Texas: People are proud to brag about Lipinski” (Associated Press), pg. 15C:
“It’s fantastic, makes you proud to be a Sugar Lander,” said Rawley Outlaw, purchasing gasoline across the street from the sugar mill, the oldest industry in Texas still on its original site.

Google Groups: houston.eats
Newsgroups: houston.eats
From: “MareCat”
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 15:59:17 GMT
Local: Sat, Jan 5 2002 9:59 am
Subject: Where I ate last night

Found out about this gem from Meg (regular poster on here and fellow Sugar Lander).

San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
GOP leader’s Texas sweet spot / Rep. Tom DeLay is to Sugar Land as Pelosi is to S.F.
January 05, 2003|By Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
(...)
Like San Franciscans, Sugar Landers consider themselves thoroughly progressive.

Houston (TX) Chronicle
FIRST COLONY MALL
Published 06:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2005
(...)
The biggest hit for Sugar Landers, you ask? The newly opened Cheesecake Factory.

Google News Archive
2 March 2008, Victoria (TX) Advocate, “Time and Space” by Vince Reedy, pg. E5, col. 4:
Now, Sugar Landers acknowledge somerelief thanks to a series of alternative wayside horns installed at gradecrossings alon a two-mile “quiet zone.”

City-Data.com
Houston456
03-14-2009, 11:15 AM
Sugar Landers who work in downtown: Why you do not consider a motor cycle for daily commute

TexAgs Forums
For you Sugar Landers/FortBenders
FtBendTxAg
5:03p, 09/01/09
The Bullpen-The new Sports Bar/Pizza Joint is pretty cool for a Sugar Land type dive.

Google Books
Sugar Land:
The city of Sugar Land

Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub.
2010
Pg. 35:
His untimely death in 1953 was deeply felt by Sugar Landers, who considered him one of their own and appreciated all that he had accomplished.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Sunday, January 01, 2012 • Permalink