A guide to local favorites in EaDo
- By Drew Jones
- Photos by Brandon Thibodeaux
The east side of Houston has quickly become the inside-the-Loop go-to for young out-of-towners and locals alike as the city’s metropolitan sprawl continues toward the far reaches of the suburbs.
East Downtown, or EaDo, was a dull district filled with unused industrial buildings about 10 years ago when developers started buying them up in hopes of creating housing. The playbook used by cities like Memphis was carried out, and a sports stadium was built, spurring commercial development from the inside out.
Will the booming development avoid a pricing bubble that forces out longtime residents? It remains to be seen. But for now, everything shiny and new in town seems to be popping up in EaDo.