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downtownian last won the day on January 24 2013

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  1. Heard it is going to be either a single bowling lane or a slip and slide
  2. I'll guess New Hope Housing and 1,000 new affordable housing units
  3. Great news: Live Nation to open concert venue in Lovett Commercial's Post Houston development https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2021/04/13/live-nation-concert-venue-lovett-post-houston.html Lovett Commercial has landed a marquee tenant for its Post Houston redevelopment project downtown in the form of a 90,000-square-foot concert venue operated by Beverly Hills, California-based Live Nation. Houston-based Lovett said Live Nation’s 5,000-person venue is already under construction and is schedu
  4. That would be really confusing with El Segundo Swim Club right down the street
  5. This "Downtown Economic Recovery Monitoring Update / December 2020" posted by Central Houston, Inc. is very interesting - all metrics are downtown from what I can tell: Office -Estimated 16.1% of employees in-office downtown -Office vacancy at 21.2%; rental rates down to $36.41/sf Residential -Core population of 10,251 residents across 6,279 units -Occupancy of 82.6% in December, down 7.4%(!) over last 12 months but inline with 84% in Midtown and 84.3% in Upper Kirby -Rent is still 15% premium to other areas Lodging -14.1% occupancy in November and
  6. That's gorgeous. Would love to see it with the new Skanska tower too.
  7. I’m cautiously optimistic about the Life Time Green Street. It’s going to open in the spring and the facilities are large and incredible. I went in for a virtual tour over the weekend and joined at a discounted early rate.
  8. Wow not sure why I thought it was the airport code. Any idea of how Austin got ATX?
  9. It seems like we’re trying too hard to copy Austin and ATX which is their airport code. The preferred abbreviation is HOU for us
  10. Here's hoping the lead tenant will be a relocation from outside of downtown
  11. It's great news but hard to wrap my head around it in this context: "Almost 51 million square feet of office space – the equivalent of 50 downtown skyscrapers – is currently vacant in Houston." “Houston’s office market was struggling amid a glut of available space even before the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus,” said Wade Bowlin, president of property services, central division of Madison Marquette. And then there could be post-pandemic headwinds of additional working from home reducing the need for space and M&A and consolidation in energy. https://realt
  12. Awesome news: Georgia James Tavern to open in Market Square Tower later this year. Sad to see Coterie go but I like Chris Shepherd's concepts: https://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/01-06-21-chris-shepherd-new-restaurants-georgia-james-tavern-market-square-tower-wild-oats-houston-farmers-market-underbelly/#slide=0
  13. Has anyone noticed this video projected ad on the side of Marlowe previously? Wondering if that was always part of the plan
  14. the sign is up. Sorry for bad quality but looks like it will be “The Nash” instead of Mia Bella. Maybe same owners? Edit: website here - https://www.thenashhouston.com/ All-day American restaurant and bar
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