If you haven't visited GreenStreet since it was redeveloped and rebranded in 2013, you've got a lot of catching up to do. The 350,000-square-foot mixed use development that spans three blocks between Main and Caroline along Dallas and Polk Streets was originally built as the Houston Pavilions in 2008, but has since added inviting new amenities, from fountains to curious art installations (have you spotted the sheep yet?).
Another of those amenities is the big, green lawn outside Caffe Bene—itself a recent addition, a Korean-European coffee shop serving everything from waffles to gelato—where GreenStreet has been hosting popular Friday Flicks on the lawn once a month. Coming up, catch screenings of When Harry Met Sally on Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. and Say Anything on Friday, May 19. But that's not all the action that's taking place on the lawn lately.
Starting next week on March 8, GreenStreet will be hosting a free boot camp class every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7 a.m., with athletes (and couch potatoes!) of all skill levels welcomed. Salata, another recent addition to the center, is offering some incentive to participate, too, giving out $1-off coupons on salads or wraps for all boot camp attendees.
On Thursdays and Fridays, happy hours at McCormick & Schmick’s get a little more festive with live music on the lawn from 5 to 8 p.m. We suggest making the most of this recent spate of warm weather and getting a table on McCormick & Schmick’s patio for best results.
And speaking of music, here's one more GreenStreet event to add to your downtown to-do list: Mutts + Melodies, which takes place the first and fourth Saturdays of the month on the lawn from 1 to 4 p.m., starting April 1 and concluding November 25. Bring your own furry buddy, or come prepared to bring a new one home: Pup Squad Animal Rescue will be hosting pet adoptions at each Mutts + Melodies jam.