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Rice Village Shops, Houston

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Rice Village is a shopping district in Houston, Texas, United States.Rice Village is a collection of shops, restaurants and pubs, situated about a half-mile west of the center of Rice University's 300acre campus. The core "Rice Village" extends over ten city blocks, defined by University Boulevard, Kirby Drive, Rice Boulevard, and Morningside Drive, though spillover has expanded the retail area to a total of sixteen blocks, including northward extensions along Kirby and into the present mixed-use blocks between Morningside and Greenbriar.HistoryRice Village has been one of Houston's oldest shopping destinations since the 1930s. It is an unplanned, high density hodge-podge of old and new retail store.David Kaplan of Cite wrote that during the 1950s and 1960s Rice Village "filled up and prospered" but the economic boom in Greater Houston in the 1970s caused development to come elsewhere. He credited the influx of young families in Southgate and Southampton in Houston and the City of West University Place, beginning in the 1980s, to revitalizing Rice Village.In the mid-1980s Rice University began buying land in the Rice Village area. Scott Wise, the university's vice president for investments, stated in 1996 that Rice Village is "strategically located" and allows possible growth and flexibility.The first minutes of the 1994 film The Chase were filmed in the Rice Village.
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  • Place where shops and restaurants near the University. We took advantage of the men went to a football match (near there) to (buy) and then sit down and enjoy a brunch. In addition young people from different ethnic groups are.
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  • The hotel receptionist we kindly recommend Rice Village, walking all local people, visit and purchase with peace of mind, a little cheaper than The Galleria, boutiques and pastry Championship.
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  • After battling the Galleria which gets all the tourist press I discovered Rice Village. Great collection of medium to high medium priced shops with wonderful cafes and local restaurants. What was goin...  read more »
  • One of the most unique areas to visit in Houston. It's always a great place to shop, eat or just spend time when you are in Houston.
  • Nice area to spend an afternoon. Nice and convenient stores as well as good food options.
  • Very nice shopping center and a good assortment of restaurants. El Meson is a fantastic tapas restaurant to try for sure located on University Blvd.
  • What a beautiful shopping center. All the best stores.
  • Love the rice university library. It's quite and has many available spaces for studying. Recommended for long hours of continous studying.
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