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Montrose Gets New Luxury High Rise Condos And Hotel

Montrose Gets New Luxury High Rise Condos And Hotel

Montrose Area Boutique Hotels Strikes Deal With Hines Development For Luxury High Rise

HOUSTON Oct. 5 — La’Colombe d’Or owner Steve Zimmerman and Hines Development announced on Tuesday a partnership that will develop a 34-story residential high-rise, and adjoining hotel.

The development includes a $10 million dollar expansion to the boutique hotel, along with a 285-unit tower, to be named Residences at La Colombe d’Or. La Colombe d’Or boutique hotel on Montrose Boulevard. The tower will be built on Yoakum St.

“La Colombe d’Or is one of those unique Houston gems that makes our city so special,” Hines Founder and Chairman Gerald D. Hines said. “We look forward to working hand-in-hand with the Zimmerman family to be a part of the next chapter in the legacy of this celebration of enriched living.”

The family owned historic hotel was built in 1923. The landmark property serves as one of the world’s premier luxury boutique hotels in Montrose.

Construction set to start in 2017 with completion in 2020.

Halloween Magic Promises 2016 Fundraiser To Be Outrageously Funny

Halloween Magic Promises 2016 Fundraiser To Be Outrageously Funny

Houston’s Halloween Magic Roars Back To The Stage This Year Celebrating 25 Years With Honorary Chairs Annise Parker And Kathy Hubbard.

HOUSTON Oct. 2 — This is one of those Halloween parties you do not want to skip. The hilarious election-year satire, mixing risqué Montrose humor with Broadway show tunes, gears up at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 pm.

Roaring to the stage for its 25th anniversary production, Rand Paul’s Drag Race: Destination 1600 Avenue, directed by Dennis Draper of The Alley Theatre. Maria Todd will host the show.

“We set out to do the most outrageous send up of a political race, set against the backdrop of the antics of a real beauty pageant,” Gary Rodd, veteran Halloween Magic writer and cast member stated.

Some of Houston’s theater luminaries have been cast in honor of its silver anniversary. Mary Hooper plays Melania Trump, Deborah Hope appears as Sarah Palin, and Mark Ivy impersonates Rand Paul.

“We watched Smile, a 1976 beauty pageant movie, and Miss Congeniality for source material. Youtube is an immense help as was the Ru Paul show. We knew we would have five finalists: Rubio, Cruz, Trump, Hillary and Bernie. And we’re going to have a Charlie’s Angels trio of Melania Trump, Sarah Palin, and Bill Clinton,” Rodd added.

Founded in 1988, Halloween Magic has raised over $1 million for Houston HIV/AIDS service organizations. This years beneficiaries include Lazarus House, Legacy, Pet Patrol, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, and Omega House.

Tickets are $50, and may be purchased at www.HalloweenMagic.org, or by calling 713-256-3880.

 

Dallas Sheriff Surprised By Her Partner With Massive Birthday Gift

Dallas Sheriff Receives Birthday Gift From Girlfriend. (Photo courtesy of @NaomiMartin Dallas Reporter)

Open Gay Sheriff of Dallas, Texas Was Surprised By Her Girlfriend Outside The Dallas Morning News With An Awesome Gift Early Birthday Gift!

DALLAS Oct. 2 — Walking out of The Dallas Morning News offices on Friday, Sheriff Lupe Valdez was speaking to a reporter when she noticed her girlfriend standing beside a red 2016 Tesla Model S.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Lupe was shocked when her girlfriend, Lindsay Browning explained, “Your birthday present came early.” In shock, the Sheriff inspected the new car, which lists between $66,000 to $135,000.

The Sheriff officially turns 69 on Oct. 11. Browning, a chiropractor, and owner of Urban Hippie Chiropractic, in Oak Cliff said she got the Sheriff ‘what she had always wanted.’ Browning stated Valdez had been considering the car for five years or more.

“It’s hard to surprise her because so many people are in charge of her life,” Browning told The Dallas Morning News.

 

Rich’s Houston Launch’s Montrose, Midtown Shuttle For Customer

A Gay Club In Midtown Has Officially Announced Their Club Will Launch A Complimentary Shuttle Service To Patrons.


After being open in Houston for two short months and experiencing crowds not seen in the Midtown nightclub since the late 90’s, Richs Houston has announced they will provide a complimentary ‘jitney’ shuttle bus to their patrons at no cost, allowing them another alterative to driving!

RTA (Rich’s Transit Authority) will launch this Friday (September 16,2016) and will offer round trip service to Rich’s in Midtown from 10 p.m. till 2:30 a.m., both Friday and Saturdays. Sunday’s service will be offered from 5:o0 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. The shuttle will part from Bobbitt Glass located at the corner of Fairview St. and Crocker St. (807 Fairview St.), and will offer a safe non-stop ride to the Midtown nightclub.

We want anyone that loves music, that loves lights, and wants to dance their ass off to come to Rich’s.

The shuttle service will be provided by the Houston Wave, in conjunction with Rich’s nightclub. The Houston Wave first launched as a small shuttle service for nightlife on Washington Avenue. The shuttle’s success has grown to now include the Heights, Midtown, parts of Montrose, and the company is a major supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.

“We want anyone that loves music, that loves lights, and wants to dance their ass off to come to Rich’s,” Jeff Harmon explained. Harmon is the owner of Rich’s Houston, and is credited with the revitalization of the historic LGBTQ+ nightclub. Some might know him from his popular LGBTQ+ nightclub in Bryan | College Station named Halo.

“We don’t  wish to “upset” or “intrude” on our fellow bars. We actually respect their business and want to build relationships with them all. One of the reason we chose Bobbitt Glass is because it is a centralized, respectful and neutral location in Montrose,” Harmon says.

The shuttle will feature seating for up to 15 people and living up to Houston Wave reputation, the shuttle will be equipped with a floor to ceiling ‘stripper pole,’ high energy music, club lighting, and a safe friendly driver. To bad the trip is only a 5 minute ride to and from.

Rich’s Houston is not the only LGBTQ+ nightclub to offer a shuttle for its patrons. Until its re-development, Meteor Nightclub offered its customers a complimentary ride to other LGBTQ+ establishments.

More recently, F Bar Houston launched it’s own luxury shuttle bus, the #Fxpress; that offers complimentary rides, to and from F Bar to other bars and clubs in the Montrose area.

“The idea for our shuttle has been with our team since before we opened our doors,” Harmon says. “It allows customers another option to ‘safely’ get to Richs besides driving.” Harmon explains the shuttle concept is just one of Richs new and exciting concepts they will be launching. “Including the completely re-designed ‘The Richland Room,’ formally know as the ‘Red Room.’ The will be opening soon, along with our new VIP entrance downstairs.”