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By Jennifer Larino The Piazza d'Italia in the Central Business District was designed in the 1970s as the catalyst to broader revitalization of an aging stretch of Tchoupitoulas Street. The revival never happened and the landmark has spent recent years pushed behind parking lots.   Nearly 40 years later, five real estate development teams ha...

The Hotel Granduca Austin will be designated as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World organization. The only other hotel in Texas to receive that recognition is the original Hotel Granduca Houston. The organization includes about 420 hotels in 80 countries and was established in 1928 by European hoteliers who were interested in creating an e...

By Shelby Hodge   First in the brand's new River Oaks District boutique and then celebrating in a sumptuous Memorial area mansion,Dolce & Gabbana spared no expense Tuesday night in showing Houstonians how to party haute Italian style.   "Domenico and Stefano do it better than any brand in fashion," exclaimed Becca Cason Thrash, wh...

by Jaquetta White   A selection committee on Friday narrowed the list of applicants in the running to develop two city-owned lots next to the Piazza d'Italia monument on Poydras Street from five to three companies. The lots now are used for surface parking.   The three firms — ICD Sitra, Chrysolite Management Group LLC and the jo...

Duna-USA Inc. is expanding its Baytown, Texas, plant to handle growth in the insulation, tooling, aerospace, automotive and sign markets. The maker of rigid polyurethane tooling and modeling boards and epoxy-based sealers and adhesives is adding 21,000 square feet for a third manufacturing building and an office structure on the 5.5-acre site...

Italy's M&G Group (M&G) recently announced that it has signed a US$ 1 billion engineering, procurement and construction contract ("EPC Contract") with Sinopec Engineering Group (SEG) for the turnkey construction in Corpus Christi, Texas of its PET/PTA plants. Together, they will be merging the world's largest single line PET plant, with a 2...

"RICERCATORI italiani all'estero, unitevi!". Il motto è pressapoco questo, l'obiettivo quello di vedersi, almeno una volta all'anno, per confrontarsi, presentare i propri studi e, perché no, trascorrere una serata in allegria sentendosi, anche se per poche ore, in Italia.   La decima conferenza dei ricercatori italiani nel mondo che il Comit...

On March 2-3 2013 the second edition Taste of Italy - the Exclusive B2B Event of Authentic Italian Food&Wine - will be held in Houston, Texas. Italian specialties producers and traders will have the opportunity to meet professional buyers from Texas and other US locations. The Italy America Chamber of Commerce of Texas, indeed, will invite buye...

The Communications and Event Assistant position assists with the coordination and promotion of the Italian Cultural and Community Center's programs and events. The position will assist in developing and executing marketing strategies for all programs and events through verbal, written and on-line communications.   This position will be also...

Sarà Austin, Capitale dello Stato del Texas, ad ospitare dal 17 al 19 ottobre prossimi l'edizione 2013 della Young Leaders Conference, dal 1984 uno degli eventi di punta del Consiglio per le Relazioni tra Italia e Stati Uniti.   Destinate alla classe dirigente del futuro, le Conferenze si propongono quale occasione di incontro a livello inte...

The Italians in Monroe, Louisiana, are a small, tight-knit group of successful, family-oriented people who have established deep roots in the Delta while maintaining a connection to each other and to their home country, despite pressures to become mainstream Americans. Even though Italians were the largest immigrant population of turn of the 19th c...

by James Barron   It wouldn't be a Santa Fe Concorso without a theme, and this year's will come swooping in like a Ferrari. The sixth annual event of what the Concorso calls "The Southwest's premier automobile gathering" will have a blend of Italian and American style when it commences Sept. 25-27. "Ferrari in America" is one of the cen...