Reata at Sundance Square
312 Houston - 1884 & 1887; renovations 1983 & 2002; addition 1991
This facility is a new building behind the original facades of two 1880's buildings. Thos. S. Byrne was the General Contractor for the structure. A small addition was made along 3rd Street as a part of the Sundance West project. Originally opened as one of the city's top jazz and music venues, the Caravan of Dreams has been converted into a restaurant. However, the small theater within the building is still in operation. Reata at Sundance Square has opened in the structure with dining rooms on the ground floor, basement, and on the roof. Reata serves cowboy cuisine, and moved here after the tornado destroyed their original home on top of the Bank One Tower. Etta's Place Bed & Breakfast occupies part of this structure as well. The building features a rooftop grotto bar that has been integrated into the new Reata. The rooftop offers excellent views of Sundance Square. The Marble Slab Creamery and Four Day Weekend Theater are also located in this building.