Best Benefit to Living Downtown (2004)
Main Street Until recently, Main Street was more Mange Street, with whole blocks of poor wandering souls, piss and construction rubble. It didn't matter that most of downtown was roaring ahead during the last decade. Without a focus, downtown's streets were merely loose threads leading to theaters, stadiums, clubs, new lofts and old landmarks. But it's all coming together now, thanks to the dynamic transformation of Main Street. The posh landscaping, popular clubs and nightlife and, above all, the Metro light rail are forming the new, vibrant corridor that's a blast for nearby denizens and easy to navigate. Credit the downtown district for bringing people together at its Main Street events. The backbone of the Bayou City is back, stronger than ever; and if you live downtown, it's on your doorstep.