Downtown Houston is home to the flagship Macy's (former Foley's) Department Store (founded in 1900), which moved to its current location
in 1947. It has 10 levels and it occupies an entire Houston
square city block. In 2006 this store, along with all other Foley's stores, was renamed Macy's. This is the only freestanding middle-market department store in a central
business district in the Southern United
The Shops in Houston
Center is an enclosed shopping mall. It houses ninety stores and the building itself straddles
two city blocks.
is served by five light rail stations on METRORail's Red Line. They are the Downtown Transit
Center, Bell Station, Main Street Square
Station, Preston Station, and University of
There are a number of Taxi cabs that can be hailed from
the street, 21 Taxi stands, or at the various hotels. Trips within downtown has flat rate of $6 by Cab.
Part of the shops and restaurants that make up Houston's
central Chinatown extends into the CBD.
The Houston Pavilions is a major project currently under construction Downtown. This project
comes from the same developers of the Denver Pavilions in Denver; spanning three square blocks, however, Houston Pavilions is said to be larger.
Also, a new Downtown Park
is currently underway, intended to be Houston's version of Millennium Park in Chicago. The park will have underground parking, an amphitheater, two restaurants, a dog run, a jogging trail
around the park, a great Lawn, an interactive fountain and more.