George R Brown's Sidewalk—Your Next Eating Destination
Seven new retail, restaurant and entertainment venues could be added to the streetscape in front of the GRB. (In 2016, when you ask, "what should we do for lunch?" the right answer might be "let's stand in front of the convention center and see what strikes our fancy.") Griffin Partners and Wulfe & Co are teaming up to revitalize the Convention District, including renovating the GRB façade and reworking Avenida de las Americas into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly gathering spot. Griffin and Wulfe are also leasing the retail space in the office building Houston First is developing at the north end of the GRB—all told, they have 30k SF of restaurant/venue space around the convention center to fill. Wulfe's Katherine Wildman and Bunny McLeod are handling leasing.