Food Bank and the United Way. As a former councilman and
mayor pro tem of Hedwig Village, one of the Memorial Villages,
his understanding of city government that in the beginning
proved to be an asset both in guiding the conservancy and
working with the city of Bellaire on the park’s development.
“Denton’s a real pro,” one source close to the park told Instant
News. “He’s had his hands tied by certain board members who
want to dictate how everything is done.”
classes, such as yoga, hot Pilates and a soccer-based workout —
combined with food and beverage deals at the café.
outdoor café in the replica of the old “big yellow house” that
stood for a century in its place on the corner of Bellaire and
Newcastle. The former proprietors of Zelko Bistro in the
steady clientele, with complaints about high prices, a limited
menu, irregular hours and inconsistent service. The restaurant
most positive comments about its setting.
continuing as co-owner with Edgardo de la Garza.
The other widely touted feature — a massive Alice in
Wonderland Mad Hatter’s Tea Party sculpture to be installed
on the corner of Bellaire and Mulberry — received wide
2017. That didn’t happen, but sculptor Bridgette Mongeon
told Essentials she’s now looking for it to be completed at the
foundry at the end of March, with a possible installation in
by the family of Evelyn Rubenstein and is maintained by city
crews, it is managed by the conservancy outside the oversight
As for King-Ritter, her immediate priorities are “to re-engage
our donors, to say thank you and invite them to the park.” She
also said she would step up marketing “so that more people
can enrich their everyday.” Which happens to be the park’s