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Breaking ground on Market Square renovation

Moving along.

When [Market Square] reopens this summer, it will feature a dog run, a seven-day-a-week food kiosk operated by a popular Montrose Greek restaurant, an artwalk and a history corner. In September — the park’s second phase — a garden dedicated to a Houston victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, will open.


[Angie Bertinot, spokeswoman for the Houston Downtown Management District] said the best features of the park’s previous design — an early 1990s effort done by the DiverseWorks gallery — will be retained.

Among them will be artist James Surls’ towering wood and steel tree-shaped sculpture, art tiles bearing historic images of the area assembled by photographer Paul Hester, architectural shards from long-gone area buildings and Malou Flato’s hand-painted ceramic fountains and benches.

Less appealing features, notably the sunken walkways “that just don’t feel good,” will be eliminated, Bertinot said.

More here and here. The “popular Montrose Greek restaurant” is, of course, Niko Niko’s.

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