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Houston's Tiniest Park

Houston's tiniest park: City's first parklet rises from one converted asphalt parking space

By Barbara Kuntz

A parking space converted into Houston's first parklet brought a mini-media frenzy — and fun street party — to 19th Street in the Heights, where New Living artisans, city ...


New Living

Two eco-friendly Houston stores are rebranded and changed: It's all about organic beds, furniture now

By Barbara Kuntz

Driving down 19th Street in the Heights, you'll see a familiar storefront with a bit of a facade change about it. Welcome to New Living Bedroom, recently rebranded with a streamlined v ...


Foodie News

Buzzed-over restaurant/grocery store opens in historic Heights spot — with rooftop dining power

By Eric Sandler

After almost a year of construction, the Heights General Store will open for its first dinner service Thursday night. Located next to the recently opened Torchy's Tacos on 19th street, the rest ...


Squatters Seize Homes

Squatters target The Heights, moving into vacant homes and claiming ownership

By Tyler Rudick

A ring of squatters has been busy across the Houston in recent months, filing mountains of county paperwork in an effort to gain legal control dozens of area properties. KPRC Ch.2 unc ...


New Heights Chef

New Heights grocery store and restaurant lands a big name chef, sets up an alcohol "club"

By Eric Sandler

Last month, CultureMap reported the progress of The Heights General Store as it heads towards an October opening. Now the restaurant's owner Alli Jarrett has revealed that Antoin ...


Pix of the Day

Hot rods take over 19th Street in the Heights, creating a rocking block party of tricked-out cars

By Whitney Radley

Rockabillies and hot rod aficionados flocked on Saturday to the Houston Heights, where Red Rocket Speed Shop — purveyor of vintage clothing and rockabilly gear — had set up a " ...


Moving Time

Shop exchange: A vintage store relocates into Rice Village with big plans — and free parking

By Whitney Radley

A recent visit to the Buffalo Exchange outpost on 19th Street looked a bit less than kempt, so it came as little surprise when the company revealed it is moving its Houston Heights locati ...


Music Matters

Vinyl isn't dead: Vinal Edge finds a new home in the Heights

By Whitney Radley

Despite a longtime location in a nondescript strip center on Veterans Memorial Drive, Vinal Edge has built up a steady, dedicated clientele during its 27 years in business. Owner Chuc ...


Mom Power

Hanging on a Thread: Heights children's boutique deepens its community bond with story time

By Whitney Radley

Tucked among the shops on 19th Street, you'll find Thread, a stylish children's consignment boutique owned by lifelong friends Kari Burdick and Rebecca Clemmer. Both women stu ...


Love is in the air

Antiquing as an aphrodisiac? Lovers go hand-in-hand at the Urban Market Antique Show

By Barbara Kuntz

Antiquing is for lovers, so celebrate this Valentine’s with an extra special trip for two to the Urban Market Houston Antique Show, where love will be in the air Saturday and Sunday at The Ba ...


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