HAS HOUSTON’S DOWNTOWN NIGHTLIFE RUN ITS COURSE?

WHAT IF YOU BUILD IT AND THE PEOPLE STOP COMING?


It was quite clear Friday evening Houston’s once vibrant downtown night scene is slowly dying. As I attended a going away party and alumni meeting, there were several signs on businesses that indicated they were closed, for sale or for lease. Business that were once booming nightclubs and restaurants when I first arrived in Houston in 2001. So what caused this? It varies from person to person. Some who work downtown say the huge homeless population is running people away while others say the lack of downtown promotion is the culprit. Whatever it may be downtown has a completely different atmosphere. I’s likely we will never see downtown at its peak again during periods like the Super Bowl, NBA All Star and the MLB All Star games. What do you think is causing the decline in downtown Houston’s nightlife? Leave your comments here on the Insite!