Apr 29

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 10 and Texas 146 in Mont Belvieu. Eric Walker of Capital Retail represented the landlord in the Little York lease. Jacob Weersing of Capital Retail represented the landlord in the League City lease. Baker Katz negotiated for the landlord in Mont Belvieu. Chipotle, which has other locations under construction in Cinco Ranch and Kingwood, announced plans to open 200 restaurants in 2021.

Original Chop Shop, represented by Ben Brown of Baker Katz, leased 3,500 square feet in the Tanglewood Shopping Center at San Felipe Street and South Post Oak. Josh Friedlander with NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Original Chop Shop also leased 2,921 square feet at the Centre at River Oaks, at 3021 Kirby. The landlord was represented by Crystal Allen of Transwestern Real Estate Services. Both locations will open this summer.

Postino, a food and wine café represented by Traci Holman of Baker Katz, leased 3,643 square feet in Uptown Park at Loop 610 and Post Oak Boulevard. Michael Hale of Edens represented the landlord. Postino also leased 4,137 square feet at 791 Town & Country Blvd. Ed James of Streetwise Retail Advisors represented the landlord.

Charleys Philly Steaks will open an 1,800-square-foot location at Atascocita Shopping Center in Humble and another in Beaumont’s Westmont Shopping Center. John Frazier of Baker Katz represented Charleys in both deals.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro signed a long-term lease for 6,135 square feet at Galleria Park, an office and retail campus at 5251 Westheimer at Sage across from the Galleria. Loch Cook and Nick Hernandez of Transwestern Real Estate Services represented the tenant, which is relocating from nearby Highland Village. Opening is planned in August.

“The move provides an opportunity for exciting new interior design and a covered patio overlooking the Grand Lawn,” Cook said in an announcement.

Cook, who recently represented the landlord of 1911 Bagby in Midtown in a lease with James Hardin’s Thirteen Houston restaurant, said Houston restaurants are positioning for a strong comeback as the vaccine rolls out.

The Galleria announced retail activity. Joey Uptown, a Canadian restaurant brand, will open its first Texas location. John Varvato is now open and new stores are coming for Louis Vuitton Men’s, Moncler and rag & bone. Giorgio Armani opened an interim boutique and will debut a new store this fall. Valentino now occupies a renovated flagship boutique.

Village Medical leased 3,756 square feet at Oak Forest Shopping Center, a Kroger-anchored center on west 43rd Street at Ella Boulevard. Christi Vinzant of Weingarten Realty represented the landlord. Chris Wadley of JLL represented the tenant.

Clean and Clear Pools lease 2,000 square feet in the Easton Commons Shopping Center, at 8542 Texas 6 N. Wulfe & Co. handled the transaction.

Leven Bakery & Coffee Bar leased 2,100 square feet in Southside Commons, a mixed-use development at 4191 Bellaire Blvd. Christie Amezquita and Suzy Thompson with Shop Cos. represented the landlord, MM Bellaire One. Opening is planned in the third quarter.

By Katherine Feser

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