Houston Pavilions Adds New Entertainment Venue

Scott Gertner's at Houston Pavilions set to open in March 2011

Dec 09, 2010, 11:45 ET from Houston Pavilions

HOUSTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Pavilions, the first downtown mixed-use development of its kind in 20 years, with dining, entertainment, retail and office space, today announced that a new entertainment venue with a storied past in Houston will reopen its doors on the third floor of the center. Scott Gertner's Skybar closed its doors in July 2010 and will be reinvented at its new home as Scott Gertner's at Houston Pavilions. The new venue will complement the existing tenant mix on that floor which includes House of Blues, Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, and Pete's Dueling Piano Bar.

"This is a move forward," said Scott Gertner. "Skybar cannot be duplicated. What will continue is my drive to create an amazing atmosphere with the highest quality musical talent. Scott Gertner's at Houston Pavilions will showcase exceptional live music at a fresh new venue. We're also planning areas that will be ideal for various sized parties to accommodate events of all sizes. And, the rooftop lounge is going to be one of a kind...imagine coming to see a concert on the roof in the middle of one of the nation's most scenic downtown areas."

During an 11-year run, Skybar hosted an array of famous talent including Patti Labelle, Luther Vandross and the O'Jays, along with numerous local musicians and bands.

Scott Gertner's at Houston Pavilions is designed as a bi-level venue with approximately 8,200 square feet of space in the main area and it will boast outdoor spaces including a 3,500-square-foot rooftop deck with a full bar, cabanas, lounge seating and couches, and a DJ booth. The intimate venue will host local and national performers on an arena-style stage with dancing throughout. It also will serve a full dinner menu.

"We're so pleased that Scott chose Houston Pavilions as the new home of his venue," said Geoff Jones, principal/developer of Houston Pavilions. "It's in lockstep with the mix we initially envisioned for the development. It will be a new interpretation of a Houston institution, with a loyal following and an atmosphere that is perfectly in keeping with our desire to make Houston Pavilions a destination unlike any place in the city. Scott's new space is the perfect wedding of a location to a use."

Houston Pavilions brings together the best of city life in downtown Houston, offering visitors top-notch restaurants, nightclubs and retail all in an open-air center with easy access to the light rail, valet and covered parking.

Retail space and dining venues occupy the first two levels of the center, with entertainment venues located on the third floor. A central courtyard and people-friendly streetscapes allow for alfresco dining and lots of window-shopping. In the anchor positions are House of Blues, Forever 21, Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, and Books-A-Million. Each of the anchors occupies in excess of 24,000 square feet. The second and third floors of the development are connected by bridges, called the Houston Pavilion "Sky Rings," spanning Fannin and San Jacinto streets.

About Houston Pavilions

Houston Pavilions is the premiere entertainment, dining, retail and office hub in downtown Houston. Bordered by Dallas Street to the north, Polk Street to the south, Main Street to the west and Caroline Street to the east and connected by two signature "Sky Rings," Houston Pavilions spans four city blocks. The pedestrian and dog-friendly, open-air retail entertainment center is comprised of 300,000 square feet of retail space, 260,000 square feet of office space which serves as a local headquarters for NRG/Reliant, and a 1,600-space parking garage. Houston Pavilions is open seven days a week: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Visit www.houstonpavilions.com.

SOURCE Houston Pavilions