Tag : Houston Chronicle

rtic cypress open

Nov 15

Rtic, expanding beyond coolers, opens flagship store in Cypress

Rtic Outdoors has designed a flagship store that’s just begging to be Instagramed. Customers are greeted by a 24-foot “R” inlaid with a polar bear, the company’s logo. A Ford F-150 truck, displaying coolers, is parked

Oct 30

Randalls continues retreat from competitive grocery market

The Houston grocery chain Randalls will shutter three more local stores by year’s end as the company continues to struggle in the region’s hyper-competitive market. Randalls, a unit of the national supermarket company Albertsons, said Tuesday

Sears Marquee

Oct 15

American retail icon Sears files bankruptcy

Sears, an icon of American retail for more than a century, filed for bankruptcy protection early Monday morning, the latest casualty of the headwinds facing brick-and-mortar retailers. The embattled department store chain, once the world’s largest,

Jul 2

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

Jun 15

Why the massive gyms? It takes a ‘village of health’ to battle obesity

Luxury athletic clubs in the Houston area are bulking up in size and amenities, part of a national trend to capture the growth in fitness spending. Life Time just opened one of the region’s largest gyms,

Jun 4

Listen: What Randalls’ store closures mean for Houston’s grocery landscape

Download   Randalls — once the go-to store for grocery shopping in Houston — has been edged out over the years by its competitors offering lower prices and wider selections. The homegrown company, now a subsidiary

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