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Phoenicia Downtown Ribbon Cutting


Posted in Downtown Market, News
Phoenicia Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, November 10, downtown business leaders joined the Tcholoakian family in making the launch of the new Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown (1001 Austin Street, Houston 77010). Phoenicia has expanded, now offering foodies two locations-the original in West Houston and the Downtown venue.

Located on the ground level of One Park Place luxury high-rise across from Discovery Green, the new Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown is a 28,000 square foot, state-of-the-art market. In addition, the downtown location features an in-house wine and beer bar called MKT Bar.

YUMMY! Photo (from left to right):
Ann-Marie Tcholakian, co-owner of Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Raffi Tcholakian, co-owner of Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Arpi Tcholakian, co-founder of Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Zohrab “Bob” Tcholakian, co-founder of Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Marvy Finger, President and CEO of the Finger Companies, Councilman James Rodriguez (and his son, Jake), Bob Eury, Executive Director of The Houston Downtown Management District, and Haig Tcholakian, co-owner of Phoenicia Specialty Foods

MKT BAR December Music Schedule


Posted in Events, MKT BAR

Thursday December 1st:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Cory Wilson & the Jazz Marauders 8 – 11pm

Friday December 2nd:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Mantis (Blues Rock) 8 – 11pm

Saturday December 3rd:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm

Monday December 5th:
Edward Grigassy (Classical & Flamenco Guitar) 6 – 9pm

Tuesday December 6th:
Matt Harlan (Folk Blues) 6 – 9pm

Wednesday December 7th:
Nathan Quick (Folk Blues) 6 – 9pm

Thursday December 8th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Cory Wilson & the Jazz Marauders 8 – 11pm

Friday December 9th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
The Dead C Scales (Blues Rock) 8 – 11pm

Saturday December 10th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Mantis (Blues Rock) 8 – 11pm

Monday December 12th:
Nick Greer (Blues Piano) 6 – 9pm

Tuesday December 13th:
Edward Grigassy (Classical & Flamenco Guitar) 6 – 9pm

Wednesday December 14th:
Robert Kuhn (Blues Funk Folk) 6 – 9pm

Thursday December 15th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Cory Wilson & the Jazz Marauders 8 – 11pm

Friday December 16th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
The Dead C Scales (Blues Rock) 8 – 11pm

Saturday December 17th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Mantis (Blues Rock) 8 – 11pm

Monday December 19th:
Erin Wright (Hard Funk & Jazz) 6 – 9pm

Tuesday December 20th:
Harry Sheapard (High Energy Vibraphonist) 6 – 9pm

Wednesday December 21st:
Nathan Quick (Folk Blues) 6 – 9pm

Thursday December 22nd:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Cory Wilson & the Jazz Marauders 8 – 11pm

Friday December 23rd:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm

Wednesday December 28th:
Nick Greer (Blues Piano) 6 – 9pm

Thursday December 29th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Cory Wilson & the Jazz Marauders 8 – 11pm

Friday December 30th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm

Saturday December 31st:
Ring in the new year with us at the Black & White Ball
Enjoy black & white foreign films and groove to sounds of DJ BMC!
8pm – 2am

We are in the home stretch!


Posted in Arpi's Deli, Coffee House, Downtown Market, MKT BAR, News, Westheimer Market

Construction of Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown has been progressing fabulously and our newest YUMMY location is scheduled to open in late October 2011. We’re putting the finishing touches on the interior construction now, and throughout September, we’ll be fine-tuning the market and stocking the shelves with Phoenicia’s quality international products.

Located across from Discovery Green in the One Park Place luxury high-rise (1001 Austin Street), Phoenicia will satisfy our downtown neighbors with 26,000 square feet of foodie delights. In addition to offering more than 10,000+ products from more than 50 countries, we will offer delicious prepared meals, a sandwich station, salad bar and a bakery with desserts and breads prepared daily by European and Mediterranean chefs. The newest Phoenicia will also feature the MKT BAR, an in-house coffee, wine and beer bar that will surely be a downtown gathering spot.

Phoenicia Downtown is a unique destination for downtown Houstonians, foodies and visitors alike. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home.