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Could Houston’s Richmond Strip Return to its Former Glory?

Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, the “Richmond Strip” (or Richmond Avenue close to the Galleria area) was a vibrant place. It was kind of like today’s bustling Washington Avenue corridor. Richmond was the place to be seen. Young professionals who worked in the Galleria were moving into new apartments, but then further development […]

Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, the "Richmond Strip" (or Richmond Avenue close to the Galleria area) was a vibrant place. It was kind of like today's bustling Washington Avenue corridor.

Richmond was the place to be seen. Young professionals who worked in the Galleria were moving into new apartments, but then further development seemed to pass it by. And the area has remained about the same for the last decade.

However, that might be about to change, as Houston Matters’s producer Edel Howlin found out.

MORE: Crowds Long Gone, Richmond Strip a Focus of Revitalization Efforts (Houston Chronicle, Feb. 24, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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