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House Of Blues Headed To Houston

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — House of Blues has announced that the site of its 11th venue in the United States will be part of a planned $200 million downtown Houston development called Houston Pavilions.

Three city blocks will eventually house 200,000 square feet of retail/entertainment space and 140 condominiums, with the House of Blues as the anchor entertainment tenant. HOB is expected to break ground in May and be completed by the end of 2007.

The Houston venue will include a restaurant, a bar, and a 1,500-seat music hall in the 43,000 square foot facility. A general admission dance floor, seated balcony and VIP boxes are also on the line up.

“House of Blues is very excited about our relationship with the development project and the commitment to downtown Houston that Houston Pavilions represents,” Liam Thornton, HOB senior vice president of development, in a statement. “We look forward to providing the greater Houston community with an unparalleled entertainment experience.”

In addition to the hand-painted interiors designed by House of Blues artisans, an estimated 350 pieces of original folk art will be installed throughout the club, hand-picked from House of Blues' artifact warehouse located in New Orleans. With more than 5,000 pieces, House of Blues venues house one of the largest publicly displayed collections of outsider folk art in the U.S.

The House of Blues opened two new locations last year, in San Diego and Atlantic City. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers