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DOWNTOWN is a place 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, Café Express and Barnaby’s Cafe, downtown is a proven market for a thriving venture!

In addition to one-of-a-kinds, national retailers such as Sambuca Cafe, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium and Morton’s Steakhouse are also a perfect fit and tremendously successful. Downtown is also a draw for heavy hitters House of Blues, Forever XXI and Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar.

Although you will find retail throughout downtown, the major activity centers are located in the Market Square Park/Historic District, a quirky mix of dining and nightlife establishments; Main Street Square, home to GreenStreet (formerly named Houston Pavilions); and The Shops at Houston Center, located one block away from Discovery Green Park.

1Q17 Downtown Market Update
Downtown At A Glance [pdf]

2013 Downtown District Brochure
Over 65,000 residents in and around downtown Houston  

150,000 office workers in downtown Houston  

10 million people
annual visitors 

12,000 theater seats 

Approximately 500,000 GRB convention attendees