- The Rustic Breaks Ground Downtown on Polk St. [Culturemap; previously on Swamplot]
- Thor Equities Inks First Office Leases within Kirby Collection in Upper Kirby [Houston Chronicle; previously on Swamplot]
- Asian Food Hall Bellaire Food Street Opening in Chinatown Next Summer [Eater Houston]
- Galleria-Area Seafood Restaurant Peska Closes [Culturemap]
- Spaghetti Warehouse Launches Online Liquidation Auction for Kitchen Items, Chandeliers from Harvey-Damaged Location [HBJ]
- Free Press Summer Fest Rebranded as In Bloom Music Festival, Coming to Eleanor Tinsley Park in March [Houston Chronicle]
- Wortham Theater Center Reopening Pushed Back to September 2018 [Houston Press]
- Metro Suffered Damages of Up To $15M from Harvey [Houston Public Media]
- Harvey Exposed the Shortcomings of Houston’s Health Care System [The Urban Edge]
- This Weekend’s Sunday Streets Route in Energy Corridor To Unite Businesses Flooded by Harvey [OffCite]
Photo of HUE Mural Festival: Ruben S. via Swamplot Flickr Pool
They are pretty aggressive about asking all the super neighborhoods to help plan Sunday Streets, but it’s literally dead last on anyone’s priority list. Its walking down a street that has been closed off. No food trucks. No live music. No things for the kids, just “walking, dancing, riding” down the street. The city does pay a lot of money for this even though they lie and say CIGNA covers all the bills.
Peska is blaming its closing on Harvey, that’s insulting, they’ve been a terrible restaurant for a long time with a revolving door of chefs and an incredibly low quality ingredients for incredibly high prices. $40 for paella that tasted like it came from a microwave dinner, sandy and mismatched oysters, and every fish tasted like partially defrosted tilapia.
SNG, actually at last year’s Energy Corridor Sunday Streets, there were quite a few booths and vendors, plus businesses that had special exhibits and entertainment. It was well-attended and really rather fun. Of course, it helped that it was a sunny beautiful day.
But why did FPSF change its name? No explanation is offered. I would think that changing the name/identity is risky for an annually recurring event – since familiarity/name recognition would be important for growth and drawing repeat crowds.
no explanation is offered? could it be that they changed the name from free press SUMMER fest to in bloom because they moved it from the summer to the spring.