Remaking Main Street

Dan Zimmerman, a former Rice football star whose family is known for creative redevelopment in Montrose, is tackling a forgotten corner of Downtown. Will his Main & Co. restoration project, planned as a co-working space, ‘activate’ the area, as he says?

Phoebe Rourke
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Dan Zimmerman kicks up sawdust as he strolls over a sunlit, century-old, herringbone-patterned hardwood floor. Tall, tan and strapping, his longish hair tucked beneath a Patagonia baseball cap, he exudes the chill, California vibe of a pro surfer. It’s only Zimmerman’s calm, measured directives to a construction crew in hard hats, as he juggles phone calls over the shrieks of power saws, that reveal him to be a seasoned commercial real estate veteran, and a rising star of Houston’s development scene.

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A Taste for TV

After struggling with his own weight, inspirational chef Adrian Perez is cooking up healthy food — not to mention a thriving new business and TV career.

Juan Gonzalez

With his glistening smile, beefcake bod, easy demeanor and culinary chops, Houston chef Adrian Perez, 32, seems poised for prime-time food TV. No surprise then that Perez just made his national television debut on the Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons. But unlike many top TV chefs, Perez didn’t get his start in a bustling, 4-star kitchen.

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