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A 25-year toast: George R. Brown employees there since the very beginning take(a brief) break
When the George R. Brown Convention Center first opened on Sept. 26, 1987, city officials couldn't forsee the change that it would usher in for the city of Houston.
It is now part of a thriving district, with a neighboring public park, a second hotel on the road to development and a solid master plan laying out the foundation for the coming decade, and it remains one of the premier convention spots in the United States.
A handful of devoted employees remember that opening day, and took a few moments from their busy schedules on Wednesday (the convention center is currently playing host to two events) to toast to their and center's longevity.
Peter Radowick of Houston First submitted this Pix of the Day, saying "The George R. Brown Convention Center opened its doors 25 years ago today and these five employees — from left, Luther Villagomez, Anita Mendieta, Charmaine Pilgrim, Frank Randolph and Joey Granado — were all on the scene in 1987 making things run smoothly."
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