Articles - Downtown Houston https://www.downtownhouston.org/news/articles/rss/ 2017-12-20T14:00:00Z Top Ten Places to Ring in the New Year in Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/top-ten-places-ring-new-year-downtown/ 2017-12-20T14:00:00Z 2017 is coming to a close and let&rsquo;s face it, New Year&rsquo;s Eve is a hard night to plan. Skip the anxiety that comes with planning a house party and ring in 2018 in style at any of these end of year celebrations in the heart of Downtown ... Downtown District The Downtown of the Future is (Almost) Here http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/downtown-future-almost-here/ 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z The recent rise of <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/">Downtown Houston</a> is a tale of two Super Bowls. What could make a more memorable bookend for an amazing period of growth and change than the most-watched sporting event in the country? The 2004 game not only introduced the world to the phrase &ldquo;wardrobe malfunction,&rdquo; it ... Sarah Rufca Nielsen Craft Beer Cellar Taps Into the Heart of Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/craft-beer-cellar-taps-heart-downtown-1/ 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z Craft Beer Cellar (CBC) Houston has opened up shop in Downtown&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/district/historic/">Historic District</a>, creating a contemporary 5,200-square-foot beer retail store, bar and restaurant all inside the historic <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/bayou-lofts/">Bayou Lofts</a> building (formerly known as the 1910 Southern Pacific Railroad building). <br /> <br /> With 50 plus taps on deck including local favorites ... Stefanie Pascacio In His Court http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/his-court/ 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z They begin arriving early, nearly an hour before the event is scheduled to start, on what turns out to be the first crisp day of October. Reporters with notebooks in hand grab seats in the large, fluorescent-lit press pressroom on the third floor of <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/toyota-center/">Toyota Center</a>. More than a dozen ... A.J. Mistretta Who is Dan Knechtges? http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/who-dan-knechtges-2/ 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z In August, <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/theatre-under-stars/">Theatre Under The Stars</a> welcomed the Tony-nominated director and choreographer as its new artistic director. <br /> <br /> <strong>You came to TUTS last year as a guest director of <em>How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying</em>. Did you have any idea then that you&rsquo;d be back so soon as ...</strong> Ryann Roussel Lifting the City’s Spirits http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/lifting-citys-spirits/ 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z It&rsquo;s no secret that Hurricane Harvey pummeled Houston&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/district/theater/">Theater District</a>: 270 million gallons of water in the parking garages, theaters wrecked, administrative offices out of commission, and all around catastrophic damage. Though both the district and the city are dealing with recovery efforts that will take several years ... Ryann Roussel Top Ten Things To Do In Downtown This Holiday Season http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/get-your-dose-holiday-action-downtown/ 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z The most wonderful time of the year is finally here and Downtown is THE place to experience the holidays. From shopping for the perfect gift at Heartmade Art Market to witnessing epic gingerbread battles and taking selfies under Market Square Park&#39;s Mistletoe on the Go!, get your dose of ... Downtown District Holiday Pop-Up Shops and Markets in Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/holiday-pop-up-shops-and-markets/ 2017-11-15T14:00:00Z The gift-giving season is here, so it&rsquo;s time to start checking off the peeps on your &ldquo;good&rdquo; list now. <br /> <br /> To make it super easy, we&#39;ve rounded up all of the best holiday pop-up shops and markets going down around Downtown. In addition to locally-made jewelry and crafts, vintage ... Angie Bertinot angie@downtowndistrict.org Catch More Than the World Series at These Downtown Hot Spots http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/catch-more-world-series-these-downtown-hot-spots/ 2017-10-25T19:16:46Z <p>Whether you&rsquo;re lucky enough to catch a game in-person at <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/minute-maid-park-event-rental/">Minute Maid Park</a> or just to watch it on the big screen at your favorite sports bar, Downtown Houston is your ticket to all the best World Series action! Here are a few hotspots in Downtown where you can ...</p> Staff Writer Top Things to Look Forward to This Fall in Downtown Houston http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/top-things-look-forward-fall-downtown-houston/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z Autumn is upon us and in Downtown Houston that means diving into an exciting new season of performing arts and plenty of fall activities. We&rsquo;re saying goodbye to the stifling summer heat (almost) and hello to breezy 80-degree days filled with trips to the farmers market and some of ... Stefanie Pascacio Monarq: Station Houston Member http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/monarq/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z &ldquo;I spent 10 years on Wall Street,&rdquo; says Diana Murakhovskaya, co-founder of Monarq. &ldquo;It was a pretty toxic environment.&rdquo; Murakhovskaya worked in commodities trading; her business partner Irene Ryabaya was an oil trader. Frustrated with the dynamics of Wall Street, they created an app designed to connect like-minded women business ... Holly Beretto Accelerating the Future: Rice’s OwlSpark and University of Houston’s RedLabs Thrive in Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/accelerating-future-rices-owlspark-and-university-houstons-redlabs-thrive-downtown/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z There might be a rivalry between Rice University and the University of Houston on the gridiron every fall, as the two institutions battle in the Bayou Bucket Classic. But for the last four summers, students taking part in Rice&rsquo;s OwlSpark entrepreneurship accelerator and UH&rsquo;s RedLabs start-up accelerator and ... Holly Beretto Groupraise: Station Houston Member http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/groupraise-station-houston-member/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z Devin Baptiste grew up in Houston. So, it&rsquo;s no surprise that he wanted to keep his business here. But when he started it in 2011, no way did he think he&rsquo;d have a company with a base of operations in Houston, as well as offices in Chile and ... Holly Beretto Arundo: Station Houston Member http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/arundostation-houston-member/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z &ldquo;We tackle data-intensive problems,&rdquo; Stuart Morstead says about his company, Arundo, where he is COO. &ldquo;Things like predicted maintenance on large equipment or planning and production optimization.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Thinking of how to use data as a problem solver is important, says Morstead, whose clientele includes energy-sector and manufacturing companies. Those equipment- ... Holly Beretto Liongard: Station Houston Member http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/liongard-station-houston-member/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z &ldquo;The biggest challenge we face, like most other start-ups, is prioritizing and focusing on the most important and beneficial activity at each stage of our businesses&#39; growth,&rdquo; says Joe Alapat, founder of Liongard, a cybersecurity firm that helps companies strengthen their technology safety. Alapat describes his company as one that ... Holly Beretto Snapstream: Station Houston Member http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/snapstream/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z Rakesh Agrawal founded SnapStream in 2001. The technology is like a cross between a DVR and a search engine, allowing clients to record video and then enter in particular words or phrases to search. When you watch programs like The Daily Show and see a montage of video with politicians ... Holly Beretto How Downtown Is Helping Lead Houston Into An Innovative Future http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/how-downtown-is-helping-lead-houston-into-an-innovative-future/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z Virtually everyone in Houston knows the stats: fourth-largest city in the country, routinely ranked as a great place for business, home to dozens of Fortune 500 companies. By any measure, they are impressive measurements for an impressive city.<br /> <br /> Those aren&rsquo;t the stats that concern John Reale.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re the ... Holly Beretto The Future of the Workplace http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/future-workplace/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z For the past century, communication and the means by which we communicate have shaped how we work together and the places where people work. From telegraphs to telephones, typewriters to super computers, fax machines to the Internet, mobile phones to mobile computers, it&rsquo;s people communing with people that makes ... Sandra Cook A Sense Of Place Through The Arts http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/sense-place-through-arts/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z Houston is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in America and a model for what many U.S. cities will look like in the near future. Transforming this diversity into a vibrant sense of place, where different cultures are felt and represented, requires commitment and cooperation from individuals, cultures ... Ryann Roussel Local Hospitality Group Brings Major Southern Flair to Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/salt-n-pepper-group/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z <p>Over the past two years, Downtown&rsquo;s Main Street has been infused with Southern flair, thanks to local entertainment and management company Salt &lsquo;N Pepper Group, or what many like to call &ldquo;the brains&rdquo; behind <a href="http://themoonshinershouston.com/">The Moonshiners Southern Bar + Table</a>, <a href="http://www.dizzykaktus.com/">Dizzy </a><a href="http://www.dizzykaktus.com/">Kaktus</a> and <a href="http://bootsnshootshouston.com/">Boots &lsquo;N Shoots</a>.<br /> <br /> The Salt &lsquo;N Pepper ...</p> Stefanie Pascacio Houston Symphony's New Composer-In-Residence http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/houston-symphonys-new-composer-residence/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z During last year&rsquo;s annual Fiesta Sinf&oacute;nica Houston Symphony conductor Andr&eacute;s Orozco-Estrada selected Jimmy Lopez to become the organization&rsquo;s new Composer-In-Residence. The award-winning Peruvian artist will join the Houston Symphony for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. Recognized as &quot;one of the most interesting young composers anywhere today ... Ryann Roussel Downtown Houston Status Post Tropical Storm Harvey http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/downtown-houston-status-post-tropical-storm-harvey/ 2017-08-30T13:00:00Z <p> Over the next days, weeks and months, we will be working with our Downtown stakeholders to support the recovery of our great City.&nbsp; Overall, Downtown has fared well and is stable.&nbsp; While conditions are improving, we realize that many areas of Houston still have high water and/or no power ...</p> Angie Bertinot angie@downtowndistrict.org Four Reasons to Call Downtown Houston Home http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/four-reasons-call-downtown-home/ 2017-07-01T13:00:00Z <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/">Downtown Houston</a> has exploded into a diverse, urban hotspot for young professionals, empty nesters, and everyone in between. Let&rsquo;s face it. Downtown is alive, offering residents unforgettable experiences along with the work-life balance many inner city explorers yearn for.Whether you&rsquo;re hanging out at <a href="http://www.marketsquarepark.com/">Market Square Park</a> for ... Stefanie Pascacio Downtown Houston: Built by Design http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/downtown-houston-built-design/ 2017-06-01T13:00:00Z Walk the streets of Downtown and you&rsquo;ll witness history unfold, brick by physical brick. Use this feature as a guide to go explore our downtown streets, fall in love again with your own favorite buildings, see others with new eyes, and maybe even discover some you never knew existed ... Holly Beretto Downtown Houston is an Outdoor Lovers Dream http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/downtown-houston-outdoor-lovers-dream/ 2017-06-01T13:00:00Z <div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Love spending time outside? No matter the season, Downtown Houston is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts of any kind. From sports and fitness to arts and leisure, there&rsquo;s more to do downtown than you ever imagined. Check out these five outdoor things to do in Downtown Houston.</span></div> Staff Writer