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Downtown Macy’s Department Store Will Close this Spring

One of the largest locations of the Macy’s Department Store chain, downtown Houston’s 791,000 square foot store, at 1110 Main Street, is set to close its doors this spring. This Macy’s is one of six stores across the country that the department store is planning to close by spring this year. Macy’s downtown Houston location is only using half of its current space and is interested in reopening its doors in a smaller, nearby location. Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced that Macy’s lease has run out, and the property owner– 1110 Main Partners LP– has plans to demolish the 10-story ... Read More »

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Ramble On: 40th Annual Moonlight Bicycle Ramble

This Saturday, BikeHouston will be holding it’s 40th annual Moonlight Bicycle Ramble. The event starts at 11:59 pm, and will start at the George R. Brown Convention Center, just across from Discovery Green. Bike Houston has been holding this event since 1973, and in case you didn’t realize, 40 years of an event means they must be doing something right. True to its name, the Moonlight Bicycle Ramble will be taking place around midnight, and you’ll be rambling through the moonlit streets of downtown Houston. Riders who ride with style will be rewarded: prizes will be given to the rider ... Read More »

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New Mobile Food Ordinance Change Proposal Will Benefit Houston

By: Erin Dyer Houston Mobile Food Unit (MFU) Collective has announced new mobile food ordinance changes that will be proposed to Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston City Council on September 26. These changes are to be presented in hopes that they will aid food trucks and small businesses, benefit Houston’s reputation for entrepreneurship, and increase tourist flow into Houston as a destination city. Currently, seating outside of the food trucks is not permitted and no downtown food trucks serve hot food because they are not allowed to use propane in downtown locations. Among the proposed modifications are the elimination of the ... Read More »

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‘United Sounds of Africa’ Makes Houston Their First Stop

By: Erin Dyer United Sounds of Africa (USA) is a music project and compilation of the most elite African vocalists, artists, and composers that have the opportunity to globally introduce their diverse African cultures and talent in their first ever North American tour this August. USA works in an effort of combining these distinct African cultures on all music formats/platforms around the world, while the music emphasizes unity and associations amongst Africa and the USA. The USA works with very experienced and fresh partners to produce music and cultural connections with their individual brands in a global music perspective. This ... Read More »

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Natalie Plummer Arrest Protest to be Held Saturday

By: Erin Dyer Houstonian Natalie Plummer was arrested on Thursday, June 21, for standing on the sidewalk and holding a paper sign. While riding her bike down West Dallas on her way home from the grocery store, Plummer noticed HPD pulling over cars that were allegedly speeding. She took videotape of this happening near downtown because she believed HPD was wrongly pulling over random people that were not even speeding. In attempt to prevent any other drivers from being pulled over, Plummer created a sign that read, “Speed Trap!!” and held it up to cars that passed by while she ... Read More »

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