Press Releases - Downtown Houston https://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_releases/rss/ 2017-01-25T14:00:00Z Houston Continues to see Boom In Development of Downtown Core https://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2017-01-31/News_Release_Downtown_District_New_Construction-FINAL_1_25_17_1.pdf 2017-01-25T14:00:00Z <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2017-01-31/News_Release_Downtown_District_New_Construction-FINAL_1_25_17_1.pdf">Houston Continues to see Boom In Development of Downtown Core</a> Unknown New and refurbished signs highlight local artists and present unified directional aesthetic throughout Downtown Houston http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-07-08/News_Release_Wayfinding_Signage_Project_FINAL.pdf 2016-06-29T13:00:00Z <a href="http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-07-08/News_Release_Wayfinding_Signage_Project_FINAL.pdf">New and refurbished signs highlight local artists and present unified directional aesthetic throughout Downtown Houston</a> Unknown Downtown Houston Banner Program highlights Houston’s literary scene http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-05-06/Banner_Program_Downtown_District_May_2016_Final.pdf 2016-05-06T13:00:00Z <a href="http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-05-06/Banner_Program_Downtown_District_May_2016_Final.pdf">Downtown Houston Banner Program highlights Houston’s literary scene</a> Unknown New Greenlink Route Launches April 14 http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-04-13/Greenlink_Expansion_Press_Release_041216.pdf 2016-04-12T13:00:00Z <a href="http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-04-13/Greenlink_Expansion_Press_Release_041216.pdf">New Greenlink Route Launches April 14</a> Unknown Free downtown circulator will begin servicing the downtown community evenings and weekends http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-02-11/Greenlink_Expansion_Press_Release_and_Route_Map_021116.pdf 2016-02-11T14:00:00Z <a href="http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-02-11/Greenlink_Expansion_Press_Release_and_Route_Map_021116.pdf">Free downtown circulator will begin servicing the downtown community evenings and weekends</a> Unknown "Art Blocks" at Main Street Square Installations Begin in February 2016 http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-01-15/news_release_art_blocks_at_main_street_square.pdf 2016-01-13T14:00:00Z <a href="http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-01-15/news_release_art_blocks_at_main_street_square.pdf">"Art Blocks" at Main Street Square Installations Begin in February 2016</a> Unknown "Art Blocks" Public Art and Neighborhood Revitalization Campaign Planned for Main Street Square http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-01-15/mssq_project_overview_final.pdf 2015-11-10T14:00:00Z <a href="http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2016-01-15/mssq_project_overview_final.pdf">"Art Blocks" Public Art and Neighborhood Revitalization Campaign Planned for Main Street Square</a> Unknown It’s Good to be in Downtown Houston http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2014-06-18/Downtown_Boom_061214.docx 2014-06-12T17:00:00Z <a href="http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2014-06-18/Downtown_Boom_061214.docx">It’s Good to be in Downtown Houston</a> Unknown Mayor Parker Announces SundayStreetsHTX http://help.houstongovnewsroom.org/go/doc/2155/2112738/ 2014-03-05T18:00:00Z <a href="http://help.houstongovnewsroom.org/go/doc/2155/2112738/">Mayor Parker Announces SundayStreetsHTX</a> Unknown Houston Not-For-Profit Bar To Donate More than $300,000 to Local Charities in First Year http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/houston-not-profit-bar-donate-more-300000-local-charities-first-year/ 2013-11-25T17:36:13Z <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: small;">Nearly 12 months after opening a bar that donates 100 percent of its profits to charity, a small group of independent restaurant and bar owners known as OKRA (the Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs) is still in awe that their idea has not only worked, but surpassed its goals by ...</span></p> Lindsey Brwn lindseybrown12@gmail.com Retail Task Force Releases Final Report http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2013-09-13/Retail_Task_Force_Report_091213_FINAL.doc 2013-09-13T20:05:56Z <a href="http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2013-09-13/Retail_Task_Force_Report_091213_FINAL.doc">Retail Task Force Releases Final Report</a> Unknown Chevron Announces Plans to Construct a Downtown Houston Office Building http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/chevron-announces-plans-construct-downtown-houston-office-building/ 2013-07-03T11:00:00Z <p>Chevron U.S.A. Inc. today announced plans to construct an officebuilding in downtown Houston to accommodate its business growth and expanding workforce in the&nbsp;world&rsquo;s energy capital.</p> <p>The 50-story, 1.7 million-square-foot building will be located at 1600 Louisiana Street at Pease.Together with Chevron&rsquo;s existing properties ...</p> Russell Johnson info@chevron.com Agreement gives new convention center hotel OK to proceed http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/agreement-gives-new-convention-center-hotel-ok-proceed/ 2013-04-09T21:58:01Z <p><strong>Marriott Marquis developers target groundbreaking in 2014, opening in 2016</strong></p> <p>HOUSTON &ndash; Progress on Houston&rsquo;s second convention center hotel has reached new milestones with the completion of the development agreement to build a 1,000-room Marriott Marquis next to the George R. Brown Convention Center.</p> <p>Mayor Annise Parker and Ric ...</p> John Harris john.harris@houstonfirst.com Midway Reveals New Name and Construction Plans for Iconic Downtown Mixed-Use Property http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/midway-reveals-new-name-and-construction-plans-iconic-downtown-mixed-use-property/ 2013-04-04T21:45:00Z <p><strong>HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 4, 2013) &ndash;&nbsp;</strong>Today, Houston-based Midway, a fully integrated real estate investment and development firm, announced GreenStreet as the new brand for the premier mixed-use destination formerly known as Houston Pavilions.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are proud to reveal the GreenStreet name, which fully embodies the project&rsquo;s potential through new ...</p> Jennie Bui-McCoy jennie@elmorepr.com Theatre Under The Stars’ Education Continues To Provide Quality Arts Programs Year Round http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/theatre-under-stars-education-continues-provide-quality-arts-programs-year-round/ 2013-03-27T11:00:00Z <p><span><span>Last week, schools across the nation participated in the annual event &ldquo;Musicals In Our Schools Week&rdquo;; an advocacy program that shines a spotlight on the importance of musical theater in our schools through the support of iTheatrics.&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)</strong>, along with&nbsp;<strong>The Humphreys School of Musical Theatre ...</strong></span></span></p> Misty Robertson misty@tuts.com The Hilarious Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Returns to Houston for One Night Only, Presented by Society for the Performing Arts http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/hilarious-les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo-returns-houston-one-night-only-presented-society-performing-arts/ 2013-03-26T17:00:00Z <p>Men in tights, tutus and dancing en pointe? It can only mean one thing.<strong>&nbsp;Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo&nbsp;</strong>is returning to Houston Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.</p> <p>Les Ballets Trockadero<strong>&nbsp;</strong>de Monte Carlo, or the &ldquo;Trocks ...</p> Karen Watassek karen@spahouston.org 13th Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival - It’s getting hotter, Houston. Get ready for Dragon Boat Time! http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/13th-annual-houston-dragon-boat-festival-its-getting-hotter-houston-get-ready-dragon-boat-time/ 2013-03-21T11:00:00Z <p>The Texas Dragon Boat Association and the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce held a kick-off party at Asian restaurant Mo Mong in Montrose. Mo Mong featured a menu with modern takes on traditional Asian dishes. &nbsp;The party celebrated the "Year of the Snake". Eve Marie Ruhlman, president of the Texas ...</p> Felicia Jackson director@texasdragonboat.com Houston First, Buffalo Bayou Partnership to renovate Sunset Coffee Building http://www.houstonfirst.com/SunsetCoffeeBldgnewrelease2192013.pdf 2013-02-21T16:30:00Z <a href="http://www.houstonfirst.com/SunsetCoffeeBldgnewrelease2192013.pdf">Houston First, Buffalo Bayou Partnership to renovate Sunset Coffee Building</a> Unknown Houston Pavilions and House of Blues to Let the Good Times Roll! http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/houston-pavilions-and-house-blues-let-good-times-roll/ 2013-01-28T18:00:00Z <p>Houston Pavilions and House of Blues bring the first-ever public Mardi Gras celebration to Houston with a kickoff party featuring live entertainment, street performers, Art Cars and more on Friday, February 8 from 6 - 9 p.m.</p> <p>&ldquo;Mardi Gras has a rich tradition in the South, and we wanted to ...</p> Jennie Bui-McCoy info@elmorepr.com Mayor Annise Parker Announces Major Sponsorship for Houston Bike Share Program http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/mayor-annise-parker-announces-major-sponsorship-houston-bike-share-program/ 2013-01-09T18:00:00Z <p><span>Mayor Annise Parker today announced Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has committed $750,000 to expand Houston B-cycle, sharing the City&rsquo;s commitment to provide healthy transportation alternatives to residents.</span></p> <p><span>&ldquo;We are excited and proud of our new partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas ...</span></p> Janice Evans janice.evans@houstontx.gov Fast, Casual Food Trucks – Try Something New at Houston Pavilions in the New Year http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/fast-casual-food-trucks-try-something-new-houston-pavilions-new-year/ 2013-01-02T18:00:00Z <p>Sticking to New Year&rsquo;s resolutions just became a lot tastier!Beginning Wednesday, January 2, four of Houston&rsquo;s most in-demand food trucks will dish outfast and casual gourmet eats at Houston Pavilions. The trucks will provide lunchtime offeringsfrom 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday ...</p> Elizabeth Hurt Elizabeth@elmorepr.com RING IN 2013 AT New Year’s Eve Houston http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/ring-2013-new-years-eve-houston/ 2012-12-17T17:29:43Z <p>Put on your boogie shoes and ring in 2013 at New Year&rsquo;s Eve Houston with Grammy&reg; Award winner KC and the Sunshine Band. Celebrating his 40th anniversary, the &ldquo;king of disco groove&rdquo; will bring his infectious party music to the city&rsquo;s annual fun-filled, FREE and family-friendly night for ...</p> City of Houston lauren@downtowndistrict.org Wedding Crashers Wanted at Macy’s Mistletoe on the Go! http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/wedding-crashers-wanted-macys-mistletoe-go/ 2012-11-29T18:00:00Z <p>Save the date! On December 8, wedding crashers are wanted at a one-of-a-kind wedding at Downtown&rsquo;s historic Market Square Park. One lucky couple will say &lsquo;I do&rsquo; and share their first kiss as husband and wife under Macy&rsquo;s Mistletoe on the Go!- the largest mistletoe in Texas.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;In ...</p> Kate Withall kate@elmorepr.com Central Houston and Houston Downtown Management District Name Jacqueline S. Traywick New Chief Operating Officer http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/central-houston-and-houston-downtown-management-district-name-jacqueline-s-traywick-new-chief-operating-officer/ 2012-10-04T11:00:00Z <p>Jacqueline S. Traywick has been appointed chief operating officer of Central Houston and the Houston Downtown Management District, President and Executive Director Bob Eury announced today. Traywick begins October 16 and replaces Dennis Greer who retired on April 15 after 12 years of outstanding service.</p> <p>&ldquo;No stranger to our organization ...</p> Kate Withall kate@elmorepr.com Grammy-Winning Vocalist Cassandra Wilson Kicks Off da Camera's Jazz Series Oct. 20 With Rare Houston Appearance http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/press_release/grammy-winning-vocalist-cassandra-wilson-kicks-da-cameras-jazz-series-oct-20-rare-houston-appearance/ 2012-09-28T15:22:19Z <p>Da Camera kicks off the jazz series with a rare Houston appearance by vocalist <strong>Cassandra Wilson</strong> on<strong> </strong>Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM at Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center. Wilson, who recently won the DownBeat Critics Poll for Female Vocalist, has not performed live in Houston in 15 ...</p> Leo Boucher info@dacamera.com