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New $25 Million Arts Center

It's a MATCH: New $25 million Midtown arts center aims to enhance Houston's rep as center for creative class

By Clifford Pugh

A band playing oldies tunes and a food truck doling out tasty treats livened up a desolate Midtown lot along Main Street Wednesday afternoon amid high spirits it will soon be transformed into a thr ...

Macy's Implodes

Goodbye, 20th century: Vintage Macy's building implodes, making way for new downtown dreams

By Tyler Rudick

It was the end of an era Sunday morning as demolition crews imploded the Macy's at 1110 Main — a building known to generations of Houstonians as the Foley's flagship store. Unable ...

CultureMap Exclusive

Houston's next great skyscraper? Hines to Texas size new Main Street office tower, speed up development

By Ralph Bivins

Hines, the Houston-based real estate firm that developed the tallest office tower in Texas, is expanding the size of its skyscraper proposal for a major scale office tower on Main Street. The r ...

Bobby Heugel UnPlugged

The best and cheapest margarita in Houston? Bobby Heugel thinks big with new bar, budding empire

By Tyler Rudick

With two new upcoming bars, Bobby Heugel has some busy months ahead of him . . . And that's not mentioning the budding Houston bar and restaurant mogul's drinks tent at the Free Press ...

Part pep rally, part press conference

METRO milestone: Main Street bridge reopens downtown gateway to Houston's near Northside

By Whitney Radley

The half-mile stretch of Main Street between Naylor Street and Commerce Street may seem negligible, but its year-and-a-half-long closure has affected access to the University of Houston Downtown&nb ...

Hometown Glory

Whatever, Mayans: National magazine forecasts economic greatness for H-Town in 2012

By Sarah Rufca

What cities are going to get economic good news in 2012? According to national online financial magazine, most of the top 10 cities that will be seeing prosperity and attention ...

Late October Lounge

A Main Street renaissance? Live music and more to debut at The Capitol at St. Germain

By Sarah Rufca

There's a new concept heading into the historic Kress building downtown on Main Street. The former Zula space is being transformed into The Capitol at St. Germain, a restaurant, lounge and live ...

$22 million still needed

A new art nexus: The implications of Houston's (proposed) Main Street arts complex

By Steven Thomson

In what could easily be the culture coup of the decade, a handful of talent-rich non-profits are joining forces in an attempt to create the Independent Arts Collaborative, a central campus in the h ...

Real Estate Round-Up

Main Street gets its mojo back: Louisiana's office tower haven is so yesteryear

By Ralph Bivins

Glamorous women were sipping flutes of champagne. Influential businessmen in expensive suits chatted about the market. A red carpet was rolled out on the sidewalk and beacons shot blue beams of lig ...

Real Estate Round-up

New Hines building adds to the most impressive skyline in the nation — Yes, Houston's

By Ralph Bivins

The Houston skyline is the most impressive in the nation. A few other American cities have taller buildings, such as the Chicago’s 108-story Willis Tower, which lost a lot of cache when t ...

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