Downtown is the right choice, right now to start, grow and expand a business. Home to unique, independent retail establishments like The OKRA Charity Saloon and Phoenicia Specialty Foods and to local chains such as Guadalajara, Local Foods and Barnaby’s Cafe, Downtown is a proven market for a thriving venture

In addition to unique local businesses, national retailers such as House of Blues, Lucky Strike Lanes, Sambuca Cafe, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium and Morton’s Steakhouse are also a perfect fit and tremendously successful. 

Although you will find retail throughout downtown, there are bustling hubs of activity located in the Historic District, a quirky mix of dining and nightlife establishments; Main Street Square, home to GreenStreet and just a couple blocks away, The Shops at Houston Center; and Avenida Houston, home to Houston's convention center, Discovery Green Park and major hotels.

Downtown's trade area is diverse with a population of more than 360,000 residents within five miles, plus, business travelers and conventioneers totalling over one million, sports attendees, event goers and, of couse, a large and dynamic office core.