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Rice Village Names Participating ‘Pour & Explore’ Retailers and Restaurants

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HOUSTON, TX (November 16, 2015) –Rice Village’s inaugural “Pour & Explore” charity shopping event Tuesday, December 1 from 4 – 9 p.m. will offer guests discounts and the chance to exlore what’s new in-store at their favorite Rice Village retailers along with light bites and wine flights. All event donations benefit the nearby Children’s Assessment Center.

“On behalf of our children, we are grateful for the opportunity to kick off the holiday season with Pour and Explore in Rice Village,” said Executive Director of The Children’s Assessment Center. “In celebrating the joy and excitement of the season, we wish everyone happy holidays and a sincere thank you for supporting our children during this magical time of the year.”

Donations for admission are $25 each and can be given on-site at the event or in advance at Nice Winery – 2901 West Sam Houston Parkway North ( or through The Children’s Assessment Center website at Admission includes complimentary valet, located at the valet stand near Ann Taylor and Le Creuset on Kelvin Drive.

All attending guests will receive a gift bag with retailer offers, product samples and a take-home commemorative wine glass. Plus, pop artist Jon Garner will showcase his original works of pop art on reclaimed Texas wood.

Guests can window shop or browse among the shopping destination’s fashion boutiques and enjoy lite bites while they browse courtesy of D’Amico’s, Baker Street Pub, Miss Saigon, 55 Bar, El Meson, Mi Luna and Starbucks. Local wine maker and Rice University alumnus Ryan Levy of Nice Winery will provide wine samples. All samples were named as either gold or silver winners at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition.

“As a Rice graduate and winemaker, I am thrilled to come back to Rice Village and share the fruits of my labor with event guests,” said Ryan Levy of Nice Winery.

Participating Rice Village retailers include Athleta, Kit and Ace, Kendra Scott, Banana Republic, New York and Co., Lily Rain, The Impeccable Pig, Grace Anna’s Boutique, Almaza Jewelers, Beautique Day Spa, Le Creuset, Origins, Hemline, Chico’s, Bath and Body Works and Yankee Candle Co.

About Rice Village:

Rice Village is a historic Houston outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district near Rice University in Houston featuring more than 40 retail and restaurant options such as Athleta, Lily rain, D’Amico’s Italian Market Café, Kendra Scott, Kit and Ace, MAC and Urban Outfitters. Bounded by Kirby Drive, University Boulevard, Times Boulevard and Morningside Drive, Rice Village has been a part of the Houston retail landscape since 1938. Visitors have many parking options at Rice Village, including two-hour street level parking and complimentary garage parking for up to 2 hours with a voucher. Trademark Property Co. manages the project, including development, leasing and property management services.

For additional information about Rice Village, visit, on Facebook at District, on Twitter at @RiceVillageDist and on Instagram at @RiceVillageDistrict.

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