Articles - Downtown Houston 2018-03-07T14:00:00Z 10 Family-Friendly Activities in Downtown to Add to Your Spring Break Itinerary 2018-03-07T14:00:00Z <p> Don&#39;t let Spring Break pass you by, instead fill your days with plenty of excitement for both adults and kids alike inside the inner loop! Leave your worries behind and make your week off one to remember with these top 10 family-friendly activities in Downtown to add your agenda.&nbsp;</p> Staff Writer The Power of 10 2018-03-02T20:33:59Z Without a doubt, <a href="">Discovery Green</a> has set a new standard for parks in our city. It has become such a rich and vibrant part of Houston&rsquo;s culture that today it&rsquo;s difficult to imagine our city without its delights. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think the founders ever had any idea ... Sandra Cook Main Street Reimagined 2018-03-01T14:00:00Z At the turn of the century, Downtown&rsquo;s Main Street was the most prestigious address in the city. But sadly, by the 90s it had deteriorated into a glorified bus corridor where the streets were deplorable, the pedestrian experience was non-existent, retail had fled, and abandoned buildings abound. Something needed ... A.J. Mistretta 11 Must-Hit Happy Hours in Downtown This Spring 2018-03-01T14:00:00Z Spring is here and that means enjoying the patio breeze and spectacular views that come with dining and drinking al fresco at Downtown&rsquo;s many restaurants and bars. And because there&rsquo;s nothing better than boozing on the cheap, we&rsquo;ve created this handy-dandy list of the best Downtown happy ... Stefanie Pascacio Q&A with Karin Rabe 2018-03-01T14:00:00Z <a href="">Alley Theatre</a> suffered some of the worst damage in the <a href="">Theater District</a> during Hurricane Harvey. The building took on more than 31 million pounds of water in the Neuhaus Theatre lobby and basement level, damaging more than 84,000 props and 60 years of Alley history. The Alley&rsquo;s properties ... Ryann Roussel Half a Year After Hurricane Harvey 2018-03-01T14:00:00Z Visitors to Houston may find it difficult to imagine the devastation in the city after Hurricane Harvey. It is tough to reconcile the images of catastrophic flooding with the seemingly operational buildings across Houston. But while the facades are recovering, there is a deeper damage that will take years to ... Ryann Roussel Top 20 Instagrammable Spots In Downtown Houston 2018-02-26T14:00:00Z Get ready to double tap your way through Downtown Houston! Downtown is a cultural hub for some of the best dining, hospitality, and arts... and the&nbsp;perfect&nbsp;place to raise your gram game! Regardless of whether you&#39;re a proud Downtown resident or visiting the Bayou City for the first ... Stefanie Pascacio Top Valentine’s Day Itineraries in Downtown Houston 2018-02-05T14:00:00Z Cupid&rsquo;s holiday is around the corner and we&rsquo;re helping you plan the perfect Valentine&rsquo;s Day itinerary with a guide to all things love, love, LOVE in the heart of Downtown.<br /> <br /> <strong>Find Something Special for Your Someone Special&nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> While romantic gestures go a long way on any occasion ... Stefanie Pascacio Top Pizza Places in Downtown Houston 2018-02-05T14:00:00Z <div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Pizza is a wonderful thing. Kids love it, adults love it&hellip; Seriously, how many times have you come across someone who doesn&rsquo;t like pizza? It&rsquo;s one of few foods that is truly universal as many cultures around the world have adopted the popular dish and made it their ...</span></div> Nicole Capelo Top Ten Places to Ring in the New Year in 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 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z The recent rise of <a href="">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 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z Craft Beer Cellar (CBC) Houston has opened up shop in Downtown&rsquo;s <a href="">Historic District</a>, creating a contemporary 5,200-square-foot beer retail store, bar and restaurant all inside the historic <a href="">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 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="">Toyota Center</a>. More than a dozen ... A.J. Mistretta Who is Dan Knechtges? 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z In August, <a href="">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 2017-12-01T14:00:00Z It&rsquo;s no secret that Hurricane Harvey pummeled Houston&rsquo;s <a href="">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 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 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 Catch More Than the World Series at 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="">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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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