Downtown Houston is the corporate heart of this business-driven city. In recent years, though, city planners have been attempting to make downtown more pedestrian- and renter-friendly by installing greenery and public art and investing in retail and dining. The results are immediately apparent to longtime Houstonians, for whom Downtown is looking less like a parking lot, and more like a neighborhood. Lofts in formerly industrial spaces offer high ceilings, huge windows, and a taste of this historic city’s old-school charm. And new businesses and restaurants — like Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Prohibition Supper Club and Bar, and the underground food stall collective Conservatory — are making this once-stuffy area a destination.
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