Tourism - Bayou Place, Houston, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 29° 45.733 W 095° 22.033
15R E 271111 N 3294785
Quick Description: What do you do with an abandoned, 130,000-square-foot convention center? Remodel it into an entertainment center full of restaurants, bars and theaters.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2007 2:14:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM1TAT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamTGF
Views: 108

Long Description:
In 1998, Cordish Co., a Baltimore developer, hired architects Rowlett & Scott to remodel the 130,000-square-foot Albert Thomas Convention and Exposition Center into an entertainment venue, Bayou Place. The first tenants were various restaurants, the 2400-seat Verizon Wireless Theater, and the seven-screen Angelika Film Center. After three decades of plans put forth – some implemented, some tossed aside – to bring downtown back to life, something finally achieved the right balance. If it was Bayou Place, or the redevelopment of the historic Rice Hotel into lofts, one doesn’t know. But Bayou Place, with the arched walkways of the Albert Thomas turned into a ‘front porch’ for downtown, was a success, eventually attracting other restaurants and clubs, such as the Hard Rock.
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday, 11am-2am Sunday, 11am-Midnight


Admission Prices:
Free.


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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