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Owners of EaDo's Tout Suite to open co-working space — Sandy Tran and Anne Le of Tout Suit have started construction on a new co-working space next to their popular EaDo cafe . Their new venture, called The Co-Op HTX, will encompass 10,000 square feet of co-working and retail space.

Hotel owner, real estate giant Hines team up for luxury apartment tower — Steve Zimmerman, the longtime owner of luxury hotel La Colombe d'Or, and the real estate development firm Hines said on Monday they will partner on what will be a 34-story building to be called the Residences at La Colombe d'Or. With 285 high-end apartments, the building is scheduled to break ground during the second quarter of next year.

La Colombe d'Or to take luxury to new heights - 34 stories — More than three decades ago, a New Orleans native who had been practicing law in Houston turned a stately mansion on Montrose Boulevard into an exclusive boutique hotel modeled after a small inn and restaurant in the south of France.

Futuristic crown for lease atop Memorial Hermann Tower — The top six floors of the Memorial Hermann building at Memorial City make up one of the most recognizable sights in west Houston. But what's inside the futuristic crown that sits atop the 33-story tower? Office space. And it's for lease for the first time.

Borlenghi to build luxe tower inside the loop — Giorgio Borlenghi, known for building Four-Leaf Towers, Villa d'Este, Montebello and Belfiore, is developing his first luxury residential tower inside the 610 Loop. It will also be one of the -- if not the -- most expensive buildings in Houston.

Third Ward studies ways to grow without being 'steamrolled' — The northern part of the Third Ward is a jumble of vacant lots, shotgun houses, churches and schools, and the occasional small business or convenience store. The group will focus on such topics as land use, planning and urban design, community development, services for families and children, public safety, transportation, education, and parks and open space.

Midtown building gets demolition permit — A demolition permit was filed last week for 3300 Main, the Midtown building that had housed Houston's code enforcement offices. The property is owned by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority, but Houston-based PM Realty Group has been planning to buy it since 2014. A Midtown official said the sale is expected to close at the end of this year.

Houston: 'the land of misfit tinkerers'

Retail broker: Oil downturn a hiccup, not headwind — When Southern Methodist University banned alcohol on campus in the late 1980s, student Nick Hernandez and his fraternity brothers started renting empty warehouses in Deep Ellum to keep the parties going. [...] somebody opened a bar and somebody opened a restaurant because all the SMU kids were down there every weekend, said Hernandez, now one of Houston's top brokers of local retail space.

Stakeholders plan Third Ward revitalization — A collection of social, educational and service organizations aimed at improving the quality of life in the Third Ward are leading a revitalization effort to identify the needs of the community and provide a framework for future development. The organizations, which cal themselves the Northern Third Ward Consortium, are creating a plan for the 2.57 square miles bounded by U.S.
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