My Montrose: Marco Gutierrez, Jeweler, Eklektic Jewelry Studio

Marco Gutierrez is an accredited jewelry professional and the president of Eklektic Jewelry Studio. How did you learn to make jewelry? I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and joined the seminary as a young man. When I eventually left the seminary, a priest tried to get me various jobs. I...

By | May 25, 2016

Esplanade Improvement Project FAQ

Some recent work underway on our esplanades caused some questions. So we asked Tony Allender, Montrose District’s Director of Planning and Special Projects, to provide us with some background. What is the esplanade improvement project? The esplanade improvement project aims to improve the esplanades so that they reinforce the appeal...

By | May 20, 2016

Two New Art Galleries Move Into 4411 Montrose

The chic, concrete-and-glass complex of art galleries at 4411 Montrose, home to the Anya Tish Gallery, the Barbara Davis Gallery, and the Unix Gallery, recently got two new tenants: established Houston gallerist David Shelton and newcomer Cindy Lisica. Shelton, who started his gallery in San Antonio before moving into Houston’s...

By | May 18, 2016

Brasil Owner Dan Fergus Launches “Airbnb For Retail” in Montrose

In 1993, architect Dan Fergus opened Brasil Cafe on the corner of Westheimer and Dunlavy. With its excellent food and sunny patio, the restaurant quickly became a neighborhood favorite, drawing people from all walks of life. In 2000, Fergus bought the house directly west of Brasil on Dunlavy and turned...

By | May 16, 2016

Montrose District’s Street Sweeping Program Celebrates Its Fourth Year

Dr. Randy Mitchmore, the owner of LifeSmiles Dentistry on West Alabama, was tired of Montrose’s dirty streets. Tired of having to steer his bicycle around pieces of debris while riding through the neighborhood. Tired of dirt so thick along the curbs that weeds had taken root. Tired of the streets’...

By | May 1, 2016
  • May 27, 2016

    Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s Newsletter

    SUPER BOWL LIVE It’s official, the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s signature event during Super Bowl week is named ‘Super Bowl LIVE’. The festival, which will be free to the public, will be located in and around Discovery Green in downtown Houston. Super Bowl LIVE...

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  • May 27, 2016

    TX Food Handler Mandate

    All restaurant employees will need their food handler certificate by September 1, 2016 FAQs for Employers | FAQs for Employees About Texas Food Handler Certification Currently 85 local jurisdictions around the state of Texas require food handler certification. In October 2015, the Texas Department of...

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  • May 25, 2016

    City of Houston Announces “Liftoff Houston!” 2016 Business Plan Competition

    The City of Houston and Capital One Bank are announcing the fourth year launch of the “Liftoff Houston!” Business Plan Competition; a program that is launching new businesses today, for a better Houston tomorrow! Mayor Sylvester Turner will formally announce the 2016 program on Wednesday,...

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  • May 17, 2016

    Accepting Applications for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Fall Class

    Goldman Sachs is currently accepting applications for Cohort 17 for the Fall Session beginning September 2016. The application deadline for the Fall Cohort is Tuesday June 21, 2016.

  • May 17, 2016

    Super Bowl Business Connect program extends deadline to May 31

    Experienced and motivated Houston business owners and entrepreneurs will be offered an opportunity to participate in the process to bid for contracts with the NFL’s Super Bowl LI contractors and special event producers, and the Houston Super Bowl Host committee. As a part of The...