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  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Rice Village's Variety Fair To Shutter After Six-Plus Decades

    ​After 61 years on Rice Boulevard, the Village's Variety Fair 5 and 10 is closing. Co-owner Cathy Irby tells Hair Balls that she hopes the store will be empty by June 30, when their current lease runs out."This is something that we've been on the fence with for many years, but it's come down to th ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2004

    On Shaky Grounds

    HISD got more than it bargained for when it decided to develop the Fourth Ward

  • Dining

    December 6, 2001

    What Recession?

    New bars and restaurants brave the dangers of downtown

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    What's in a Name?

    Paul Renoir once had it all. But after years of botched business deals, he has virtually nothing left of his inheritance save the one thing he can't lose: His lineage to the famous painter.

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    NoDo Invades; Rebels Skirmish

    A downtown taxing zone flushes the Warehouse District from its quaint quarters

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    July 20, 2000

    Claire Smith: Change of Venue

    Daily Review Cafe's executive chef takes to the road

  • Dining

    May 25, 2000
  • Dining

    April 6, 2000
  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Slow Turning

    It has been a year of little change since Houston Renaissance gave up control of the Fourth Ward redevelopment

  • Dining

    April 22, 1999
  • Calendar

    April 15, 1999
  • News

    November 12, 1998
  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Castles for Welfare Kings

    Come 2023, Rice Hotel redevelopers can own their federally assisted project for a cool $1,000

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Hello, Columbus

    Is the mayor's housing adviser about to hand the Fourth Ward over to a for-profit developer?

  • News

    May 22, 1997
  • News

    March 6, 1997
  • News

    January 30, 1997

    The Great Land Grab

    A nonprofit "charity" is pursuing millions in taxpayers' money to redevelop the Fourth Ward. The question for Houston Renaissance is, charity for whom?

  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Mr. Stevens' Neighborhood

    Dollar-a-year mayoral assistant Michael Stevens has been given unprecedented power and funding to transform the inner city. And he answers to just one man.

  • Dining

    September 12, 1996

    Hogg Heaven?

    Not quite. But downtown's new Palace Cafe does show promise.

  • News

    August 22, 1996

    Travels with Doug

    From wastewater to housing, fast-tracker Doug Williams has been a key mayoral operative -- with little oversight

  • News

    July 18, 1996
  • News

    June 27, 1996

    Lofty Aspersions

    Some renters find that downtown life ain't so grand. Tough, says their landlord.