Market Square Park: Reopened And Repurposed Tomorrow
Market Square Park will be THE place to go for dog sculptures
Photo by Troy Schulze
Houston officials have tried for years to make a go of Market Square Park, but it never seems to take.
The latest effort, a $3 million one, gets unveiled tomorrow at 2 p.m.
The park has been closed since December for a makeover that has changed the place from a mostly empty plot of land to a busy, art-filled block that includes a Niko Niko's restaurant.
We have to admit we have nightmares of Jordy's Toilet Redux (the Jones Plaza renovation), but we'll see.
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As our Art Attack blog pointed out, some of the artwork leaves a little to be desired. And some of the architect's renderings do bring to mind a cross between the aforementioned Jones Plaze and Tranquility Park, which has always seemed slightly off-putting with its industrialized, paved-over atmosphere.
But again, we're open to be proven wrong. And just having the park open should be a boon for the businesses that surround it.
Events start at 2 p.m. and feature bands, pet-related stuff and tours of the area. Plus the mayor will cut a ribbon!
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