Restaurant roundup: Board game cafe arriving soon, Rice Village Starbucks reopens

Here’s what’s going on in Houston restaurant’s scene, from eateries reopening to coffee shop debuts.

Next year, Houstonians can stop by a cozy café that will not only serve coffee and tea but also offer 500 board games for guests to play. Dubbed Tea + Victory, the board game café will be located at 2030 E. TC Jester Blvd., according to a press release. 

In addition to its hot beverages and games, the café will have beer, wine and a full kitchen with a menu where “American classic meets…

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Hedge fund reportedly pushes for sale or new CEO at Hess Corp.

Elliott Management Corp. is seeking to make some major changes at New York-based Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES), according to media reports.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the New York-based hedge fund wants Hess either to consider selling all or part of the company or to replace CEO John Hess, whose father founded the energy company. He has been CEO since 1995 and is the company’s biggest investor, owning more than a 10 percent stake, per the WSJ. Elliott Management owns 6.7 percent, according…

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Rap Quintet Twenty Eleven Releases New Single

Houston-based rap quintet Twenty Eleven disbanded in 2014. Since then, each member has established himself as a solo artist, and Brad Gilmore and Tre’ Will, the group’s rappers and lyricists, have sought careers outside of music; Gilmore is a successful radio and TV host, and Will now works as an English teacher. But Twenty Eleven has regrouped, and they just dropped a new single titled “Falling…

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Film Facts: Jedi Edition

The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a built-in success factor. We’ve literally come to the point in film history where it’s not about what you like, but what corporate groupthink says you like. The Last Jedi verily contains the requisite great action sequences at the beginning and the end. One set piece has Kylo Ren (Adam Driver in his I’m going to break things mode) and Rey (Daisy Ridley totally…

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Study: Houston’s Main Street among most-expensive in U.S. for office leases

What do the Scanlan Building, Great Jones Building and BG Group Place have in common? 

They’re all located on Houston’s most expensive street for office leases, according to a study by Chicago-based JLL (NYSE: JLL). Central Business District’s Main Street is No. 21 on JLL’s list of the most-expensive commercial leases in the U.S., and it’s the only street in Houston to make the list of 47.

The average full-service rent on Main Street is $44.24 per square foot, which is nearly 45 percent…

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