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Jan
22
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Someburger, Mod Pizza, Rakkan Ramen ink new leases

Someburger, a hamburger restaurant with locations in Baytown and the Heights, is expanding to Mont Belvieu. Somerealty purchased a 0.75-acre site on the northeast corner of Langston Drive and Edgeton Avenue in Mont Belvieu for the
  • American Family Care
  • Ben Brown
  • EōS Fitness
  • Jason Baker
  • John Frazier
  • The Houstonian News
Jul
05
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Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar expanding to in Houston area

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, a chain patterned after a Rocky Mountain lodge serving comfort food, handcrafted cocktails and craft beers, is expanding in the Houston area. After opening in Cypress in 2019, the restaurant announce
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Jason Baker
  • Lazy Dog
Jul
05
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Restaurant Roundup: New cantina opens on Washington; Phat Eatery coming to The Woodlands

It’s been a busy week for Restaurant Roundup, with new concepts entering Houston as well as local favorites and recent newcomers expanding. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar expanding in Houston area California-based Lazy Dog Restaurant &
  • HBJ
  • Jason Baker
  • Phat Eatery
Feb
18
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Northern Tool to Open 31,000 SF Store at Woodforest Shopping Center in Houston

HOUSTON — Northern Tool + Equipment has signed a lease to open a 31,000-square-foot store at Woodforest Shopping Center in East Houston. Shawn Ackerman and Jason Du of Henry S. Miller Brokerage represented the undisclosed landlord in
  • Jason Baker
  • Northern Tool + Equipment
  • REBusiness Online
Nov
14
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Retail wrap: Bluestone Lane, Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café, Pet Supplies Plus plan new locations

Bluestone Lane, an Australian-inspired coffee roaster and neighborhood café base din New York, leased a 4,400-square-foot building at 115 W. 19th St. in the Heights neighborhood for its first Texas location. The building, now owned by
  • Lunden McGill
  • Pet Supplies Plus
Nov
04
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Baker Katz completes leases for six Pet Supplies Plus locations in Houston area

Houston-based Baker Katz, an X Team International partner and full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in retail tenant representation, investment sales, project deveopment and leasing, announced that they have completed recent deals for six storefront
  • Lunden McGill
  • Pet Supplies Plus
Apr
29
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Retail Wrap: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Chipotle, Original Chop Shop, Postino ink new locations

Houston-based Baker Katz announced expansions for several restaurants. Chipotle, represented by Traci Holman of Baker Katz, signed leases at 4045 Little York Road in Houston, 2555 East League City Parkway in League City and at Interstate
  • Ben Brown
  • Charleys Philly Steaks
  • Chipotle
  • John Frazier
  • Original Chop Shop
  • Postino
  • Traci Holman
Jan
03
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Behind the deal: Houston’s growth brought this furniture retailer to town

For Nolan Morrison, regional manager with American Furniture Warehouse, expanding the company from its locations in Colorado and Arizona to Houston was a numbers game. Houston offered a lot of advantages to the Englewood, Colorado-based company,
  • American Furniture Warehouse
  • Ben Brown
  • Conroe
  • HBJ
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Katy
  • Webster
Jan
03
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American Furniture Warehouse buys land for Conroe store

American Furniture Warehouse completed the purchase of a 30-acre tract at Interstate 45 and River Plantation Drive in Conroe for its third Houston-area location. The site will house a 443,375-square-foot store, including 150,000 square feet of
  • AFW
  • American Furniture Warehouse
  • Ben Brown
  • Conroe
  • HBJ
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Katy
  • Webster
Jan
02
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Furniture retailer buys third massive tract for another Houston-area store

American Furniture Warehouse, an Englewood, Colorado-based furniture retailer, has acquired a 30-acre tract in Conroe for its third Houston-area store, according to a press release. The store, just south of the Grand Central Park master-planned community,
  • American Furniture Warehouse
  • Ben Brown
  • Conroe
  • HBJ
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Katy
  • Webster
Sep
06
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Retail wrap: Bellaire Town Center draws restaurants, fitness, beauty tenants

Bellaire Town Center, a redevelopment project of SDI Realty Advisors under construction at Bellaire Boulevard and South Rice Avenue, has signed Salata and JuiceLand as its latest tenants. Salata, represented by Wade Greene of Transwestern, signed a 2,804-square-foot lease. JuiceLand,
  • Ben Brown
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Natural Pawz
Aug
30
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Restaurant roundup: California sandwich shop, latest Goodnight Hospitality restaurant, swim club and bar open

After months of waiting, numerous restaurants made their debut this week, and some local barbecue joints received national accolades in this week’s restaurant roundup.  Latest Goodnight Hospitality restaurant opens Rosie Cannonball opened Aug. 29. The restaurant,
  • Jason Baker
  • Lunden McGill
  • Pluckers
Apr
12
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HBJ’s 2019 Landmark Awards: Land Deal winner and finalists

Winner: H-E-B’s Land Purchase at Kirby Boulevard and West Alabama Street Developer: Midway/H-E-B Seller: Tommy Dickey / Tom Lipincott Attorney: Greg Erwin Broker: Tim Dosch and David Marshall (represented seller); Baker Katz (represented H-E-B) San Antonio-based
  • Awards
  • HEB
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Jason Baker
Feb
01
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New H-E-B In The Heights To Improve Shepherd Drive’s Appeal

H-E-B opened a multistory location in the Heights this week, and it is expected to significantly increase the appeal of the Shepherd corridor. The new 92K SF store, at 2300 North Shepherd Drive, includes a two-story parking structure, 50 bike-rack
  • HEB
  • Heights
  • Jason Baker
Aug
16
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Retail wrap: Buff Burger, Sweet Paris, Russo’s NY Pizzeria, Zero Degrees get new locations

BuffBurger, a burger restaurant launched by Paul and Sara Burden in 2015, plans to open a location this fall in the CityWest Retail Center, 10550 Westheimer, in west Houston. Other locations are at 1014 Wirt Road
  • Jason Baker
  • Lunden McGill
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Restaurant
Jul
23
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Development near Baybrook Mall snags 4 restaurant leases including Hopdoddy, Snooze

Several restaurant chains are heading out to southeast Houston near Baybrook Mall. Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, Mod Pizza and Main Squeeze Juice Co. inked leases at a new shopping center at 820 Bay
  • Hopdoddy
  • Houston
  • Lunden McGill
  • Mod Pizza
  • Snooze
Jul
02
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American Furniture Warehouse buys sites for initial Texas stores

Colorado-based American Furniture Warehouse has purchased land in Katy and Webster for its entry into the Texas market. Houston-based Baker Katz represented American Furniture Warehouse in the transactions. “We worked diligently to secure high-profile sites within super
  • American Furniture Warehouse
  • Ben Brown
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Katy
  • Texas
Jun
18
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Baker Katz Signs Republic Chicken to New Lease in Beaumont, Texas

BEAUMONT, TEXAS — Houston-based Baker Katz has signed Republic Chicken, a family-style restaurant serving Southern comfort food, to a new lease in Beaumont. Located at the corner of Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 96, the new
  • Beaumont
  • Lunden McGill
  • Republic Chicken
  • Restaurants
  • Texas
Jun
06
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Pet Supplies Plus signs lease at former Quiltworks location at Jones, West roads intersection

Officials with the retail brokerage firm Baker Katz announced Pet Supplies Plus has signed a 10-year lease at 9431 Jones Road, Houston, the former location of Quiltworks. The 7,500-square-foot location will offer pet food, supplies and toys
  • Community Impact Newspaper
  • Lunden McGill
  • Pet Supplies Plus
May
10
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Working With Expanding Chains

Many markets are seeing new concepts expand and grow. But are they doing it smartly? Here’s advice on working with expanding concepts to develop a smart plan of attack for a market. Interview by Randall Shearin
  • Carrabbas
  • Chipotle
  • Clients
  • Jason Baker
  • Noodles
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Piada
  • Postino
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping Center Business
  • Zoe's Kitchen
May
06
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Villasport to Open 121,000 SF Athletic Facility

KATY, TEXAS — VillaSport Athletic Club & Spa, an operator of upscale fitness clubs, will open a 121,000-square-foot athletic facility within Stableside at Falcon Landing, a 270,000-square-foot retail development in Katy. The facility will feature NBA-size
  • Jason Baker
  • Katy
  • Lunden McGill
  • Texas Real Estate Business
  • VillaSport
Apr
16
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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
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Jason Baker
  • Leasing
  • Lunden McGill
  • VillaSport
Jan
30
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A Retail Recalibration Throughout Houston

For retail tenants and developers alike, Houston’s Space City moniker could easily be interpreted as a kind of tongue-in-cheek double meaning, mainly because space is one thing Houston always has plenty of. Commercial developers have taken
  • Jason Baker
  • Kenneth Katz
  • market trends
  • Momentum Indoor Climbing
  • RE Business Online
Dec
29
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Here are the Houston-area stores HEB plans to open in 2018

It’s been a year of growth for San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. in Houston, and 2018 will be no different. In 2017, the company opened two locations and a Joe V’s concept in the greater Houston
  • HEB
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Kenneth Katz
  • market trends
Dec
29
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Eco-Conscious Eatery Chooses Webster Center

WEBSTER, TX—X Team International partner Baker Katz acquired a 2-acre site in Webster earlier this year and has broken ground on two buildings, totaling approximately 15,000 square feet, which will include large outdoor patio seating and visibility to Bay Area Boulevard.
  • Bellagreen
  • Ben Brown
  • Globe St.
  • Neal Wade
Nov
06
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BakerKatz Secures 7,300 SF Retail Lease in Montgomery, Texas

MONTGOMERY, TEXAS — Retail brokerage firm Baker Katz has secured a 7,300-square-foot retail lease at the corner of State Highway 105 and Lone Star Parkway in Montgomery on behalf of Pet Supplies Plus. Lunden McGill of
  • Clients
  • Lunden McGill
  • Pet Supplies Plus
Oct
24

Mid-Week in the South and Mountain Regions

Here’s a look at the trends, announcements and deals you may have missed at the mid-week point in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Arkansas. NEWS AND NOTABLES AUSTIN, TX—Legend Communities and Crescent Communities announced Rough
  • Jason Baker
  • market trends
  • Mia's Table
  • Mias
Oct
04

Baker Katz Secures 6,300 SF Retail Lease with Healthcare Tenant in Houston

HOUSTON — Baker Katz has secured a 6,300-square-foot retail lease at Stonegate Shopping Center in Houston on behalf of American Family Care, a primary and urgent care provider. Ben Brown of Baker Katz and Jennifer Watson
  • American Family Care
  • Ben Brown
  • Clients
  • Leasing
Aug
01
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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
  • Crossroads
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Lunden McGill
  • Rice Village
Jul
06
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Baker Katz Completes 4,098-Square-Foot Lease On Behalf Of Snooze, An A.M. Eatery

Houston-based Baker Katz, an X Team International partner and full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in retail tenant representation, investment sales, and project development and leasing, has completed a lease on behalf of Snooze, an
  • Jason Baker
  • Snooze
  • Tenant Representation
  • The Katy News
May
02
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2 New Outback Locations

Baker Katz’s Jason Baker repped Outback Steakhouse in two new Houston-area locations, 6,500 SF apiece in Katy and Pasadena. The Katy restaurant will be at the intersection of IH-10 and Katy Fort Bend Road. The Pasadena
  • BisNow
  • Jason Baker
  • Outback
  • Tenant Representation
Jan
05
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Popular Snooze Restaurant Plans Two More Locations

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
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Jason Baker
  • Snooze
  • Tenant Representation
Nov
22
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Fast-Casual Eatery Melts Into Core Trade Areas

HOUSTON—The Melt, a fast-casual restaurant serving food exclusively from natural ingredients, opened its first Texas location at The Lawn at Houston’s Baybrook Mall yesterday. An additional location is slated to open in spring of 2017 at
  • Ben Brown
  • Globe St.
  • Jason Baker
  • Tenant Representation