Tag : Houston Chronicle

Jackie Adams, owner of Melodrama boutique - photo by Brett Coomer

May 3

Retail rents rising, despite industry turmoil

Rent for Houston retail space has risen to an all-time high, despite a long-term decline in brick-and-mortar businesses. The average asking rent for Houston retail space during the first quarter rose to $16.90 per square foot,

Apr 16

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa inks big lease in Katy

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa will kick off the next phase of the Stableside at Falcon Landing retail center in the Katy area with its third location in the Houston market. The private club has leased

Jan 30

What’s ahead in 2018? Houston business likely to grow, not boom

What will 2018 bring to Houston’s bustling business community? We turned to some of our reliable sources for their observations and predictions for the year to come. Here’s a compendium of what we learned: Economy to

Jan 30

Houston retail construction slows as online shopping accelerates

Houston retail construction is tapering off as the rising popularity of online shopping gives developers some pause. An estimated 3.3 million square feet of new shopping centers are slated for completion across the Houston area this

Aug 1

Crossroads Trading used clothing store moving to Rice Village

Crossroads Trading, an eco-friendly retailer dealing in gently used clothing, will relocate its Montrose store to Rice Village. Crossroads Trading, which made its Houston debut in early 2016, has leased a 3,010-square-foot store at 2517 University

Jun 12

Houston to be a part of Aldi’s nationwide expansion plans

Discount chain is eager to expand beyond its Midwestern stronghold, and its local growth has been speedy By Dylan Baddour Grocery discounter Aldi will invest $3.4 billion to expand its U.S. presence by 900 stores in

May 26

Total Wine flexes muscle in Houston’s spirited spirits battle

By Andrea Rumbaugh Total Wine & More is taking over two Houston-area Goody Goody liquor stores as the Maryland-based company continues its aggressive growth and goes head-to-head with local stalwart Spec’s. Goody Goody spokesman Armando Gonzalez

Jan 11

More stores coming to Houston as retailers plan to grow in 2017 Houston Chronicle

Retailers are on track to expand rapidly throughout the Houston area this year in an effort to keep up with population growth and cash in on a steadily improving economy. Developers are expected to build and

Jan 5

Popular Snooze Restaurant Plans Two More Locations Houston Chronicle

Set your alarm clocks: The popular Snooze breakfast and brunch spot will open two more locations this summer. Snooze, which made its debut in Houston in a midcentury-mod space at 3217 Montrose last year, draws a

Oct 15

Dick’s brings game to Academy’s home turf Houston Chronicle

Dick’s Sporting Goods recently opened in Katy’s The Shoppes at Parkwest, at Interstate 10 and Katy Fort Bend Road. Dick’s Sporting Goods joins Houston’s retail scene Friday with six new stores. The Pittsburgh-based newcomer is planning

Oct 7

Clinton, Trump provide treat for Halloween retailers Houston Chronicle

Their poll numbers have gone up and down, but Donald Trump holds a 10-point lead over Hillary Clinton in one notable demographic: Halloween partygoers. While young trick-or-treaters are looking to be heroic this year, with superhero

Aug 7

South African company to acquire Mattress Firm Houston Chronicle

Just when it seemed Mattress Firm’s growth had flattened, a South African company has swooped in to buy the Houston-based retailer for about $2.4 billion. Steinhoff International Holdings NV on Sunday announced it would pay $64

Jul 22

Unique breakfast restaurant opens in Montrose Houston Chronicle

On the heels of two Austin debuts earlier this summer, Snooze: an AM Eatery on Thursday formally launched its Houston location in Montrose. The popular, decade-old, Denver-based chain restaurant soft-opened earlier this week where Interfaith Ministries

Jul 13

Houston retail real estate remains hot despite regional chill Houston Chronicle

Retailers continue to expand in metro Houston, despite economic headwinds from the oil bust. Two years of a prolonged dip in energy prices have caused some areas of weakness in housing and auto sales, but retailers

May 27

Whole Foods Market adds grocery space in Westchase Houston Chronicle

Whole Foods Market is doubling its commitment to Houston’s Westchase district with a 40,000-square-foot store that is more than twice the size of the one it replaces. “This is really going to bring this area up,”

Feb 3

Retail Wrap: Dollar General, Advance Auto Parts and more Houston Chronicle

Highlights of real estate activity in the Houston area: Dollar General will hold a grand opening of a new store at 15625 Aldine Westfield at 8 a.m. Saturday. The first 50 adult shoppers will receive a

Jan 7

Retail growth remains hot amid economic chill

The economy may be softening, but developers in 2016 are set to add more new space for Houstonians to buy groceries, sporting goods and sundries than in any year since the last recession. Driving the growth

Nov 20

Deal of the Week: Turnaround in Tomball Houston Chronicle

Several new tenants have brought the Four Corners Shopping Center to 90 percent occupancy, the latest indication that a $10 million overhaul of the center at a major intersection in Tomball is drawing tenants. Houston-based real

Sep 22

Momentum Indoor Climbing Plans Katy Location Houston Chronicle

Momentum Indoor Climbing has purchased nearly 4 acres in Katy for its first location in the Houston market. The land at Kingsland Boulevard and Katy Mills Parkway will be the site of a 36,000-square-foot rock climbing facility with

Sep 2

Scout & Molly’s plans second Houston boutique Houston Chronicle

Scout & Molly’s has inked a deal for its second boutique in the Houston market in a shopping center between West University Place and Greenway Plaza. Scout & Molly’s will occupy 1,200 square feet in the Plaza in the