Houston Central Library plaza gets some love

November 12, 2014 10:48 PM

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Andrey Lytvynchuk and Odunayo Dada were eating banh mi sandwiches on the plaza in front of Houston's Central Library Wednesday. The sun had just peeked out, and jazzy reggae music rose over the generators of a small army of food trucks in the crisp fall air. It didn't look like a dead zone, but on many days of the year - even when major events like bike rides and road races are happening nearby - the plaza has long been quiet, even sometimes fenced off.

But that will change soon. Everyone out for the weekly downtown farmer's market was offered four green stickers to place on a pair of posters listing potential lunchtime and after-work activities for the space. As Lytvynchuk and Dada cast their votes, "specialty markets" lead the daytime category, c...

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