Trading group on the Gulf Coast plans to convert 1102 Pinemont Drive into a 38,000 square foot lifestyle hub serving the Garden Oaks, Oak Forest and Acres Homes neighborhoods northwest of downtown. The common will have a central space between two one-story buildings for meetings and events on almost three hectares. The project team includes Houston-based architecture firm Schooley Design and Outposts Landscape Architecture. Gulf Coast Commercial’s Danny Miller will oversee the rental. Esther’s Signature Dish will be retained during the renovation. The Strip Shopping Center was built in the 1980s.
Diamonds directly, a direct-selling diamond retailer and jeweler headquartered in Charlotte, NC, entered the Houston market with an 8,000-square-foot showroom at 3115 W. Loop South. Tamir Shkargi is Vice President of Houston.
Common Bond On-the-Go Midtown Park will open a bakery and restaurant in Drewery Place, a 27-story residential tower at 2850 Fannin developed by Caydon, in late fall. According to Caydon, the 2,000 square meter restaurant brings the commercial space in Drewery Place to 100 percent rented.
Love sack will open an 801-square-foot furniture showroom at 2510 University Blvd. in Rice Village this spring. The company manufactures Sactionals, large upholstered seat components that can be individually adapted, washed and reconfigured. Burdette Huffman of the Blue Ox Group represented the landlord Rice Management Co.
Houston fashion designer Chloe Dao expands to the heights with a mini design studio focused on cocktail and evening wear at MKT, 600 N. Shepherd Drive. Dao, a Project Runway winner, runs the Dao Chloe Dao boutique in Rice Village.
Radiation protection, a global eyewear retailer, will be opening at MKT in the coming months. MKT is a development by Triten Real Estate Partners, Radom Capital and Long Wharf Capital.
Eggcellence Café rented 2,335 square feet in the Baytown Marketplace Shopping Center in Baytown for its ninth location in the Houston area. Katherine Wildman from Wulfe & Co. represented the tenant.
Scholars and villains rented 6,200 square feet in Boardwalk Crossing, on Kingsland Boulevard and AMC Drive, Katy, from Boardwalk Crossing LLC. Bob Conwell of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Jeff Goldberg from Gold Key Partners represented the tenant.
Ike’s love & sandwiches rented 1,400 square feet of retail space in the Village at 2518A Rice Blvd. Josh Friedlander and Bob Conwell from NewQuest Properties represented landlord RPI Management. Lunden McGill and John Frazier from Baker Katz represented the tenant.
JC Education Services leased 1,050 square feet in Dickinson Village, 3410 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson. Kevin Sims and Nick Ramsey from NewQuest Properties represented the landlord Revesco (USA) Properties from Dickinson. Lyle Cowand from Resolut RE represented the tenant.