"cutest shops in town" Retail / Speciality Shops Tip by John_P_LSU

Retail / Speciality Shops, Houston: 5 reviews and 4 photos

The area took shape in 1937 with the construction of Rice Food Market. Situated next to Rice University and the Texas Medical Center in one of Houston's most affluent neighborhoods, the district attracts an intriguing mix of West U yuppies, college students and Montrose bohos.

What to buy: More than 450 retailers reside in this longstanding, but repeatedly refreshed shopping center. In the Village, you can buy clothes, get a manicure, shop for furniture, browse for books, dine delightfully and even catch a play. Shops range from national favorites Banana Republic and Urban Outfitters to local boutiques like the Blue Hand. Main Street Theater and the music venue Ovations add some class. Whether you like Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cuban or Italian food, count on an interesting dining experience. You can go the restaurant chain route or try spots unique to Houston, like Shiva's, Nit Noi, Istanbul and Kahn's Deli.

Address: University Blvd, Houston, TX
Directions: Rice Village
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2003
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