May 10

Retail wrap: Jamba Juice, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, TJ Maxx, Pet Supplies Plus grow Houston area store counts

Jamba Juice’s new store at 9303 Highway 6 in Missouri City is one of nine locations in the Houston market.
Photo: Jamba Juice

Jamba Juice has opened at 9303 Highway 6, at the entrance of the Sienna Plantation community in Missouri City. The 1,714-square-foot store, operated by franchisees Hugh Tillman and Karen Tillman, is the largest of nine locations in the Houston market and will employ 30 people. The menu includes smoothies, juices and bowls with ingredients such as yogurt, granola and fruit.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe will open its ninth location in the Houston area at 13445 University Blvd. in Sugar Land on May 17. The cafe, operated by Andy and Fena Patel, is among 50 franchised Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in Texas and 750 nationwide.

TJ Maxx has opened a 22,000-square-foot store in the Champions Village shopping center at the southeast corner of FM 1960 and Champions Forest Drive. Culver Stedman of Edge Realty Partners represented the tenant. Ralph Tullier of Ironbridge Realty represented the landlord, New Market Properties.

Another TJ Maxx opened in 22,000 square feet in The Crossing at Katy Fulshear shopping center at the northeast corner of FM 1093 and FM 1463 in Fulshear. Culver Stedman of Edge Realty partners represented the tenant. Lovett Commercial represented the landlord.

Pet Supplies Plus has signed a 10-year lease for an 8,000-square-foot store at the northwest corner of FM 1488 and Pin Oaks Drive in Magnolia. Opening is planned in the fourth quarter. Lunden McGill and Baker Katz represented the tenant. Bruce Wallace and Radkey Jolink with CBRE represented the landlord.

Kids Empire, an indoor playground for children, has leased 10,934 square feet at 5621 Beechnut in Maplewood for its third Houston location. Robin Barrow with Weitzman and Wade Greene with Transwestern represented Kids Empire. Opening is planned in the third quarter. The center is owned by Brixmor.

Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurants owner Ziggy Gruber has opened Kenny & Ziggy’s Cakeworks, a wholesale bakery at 8147 Longpoint in the Spring Branch Village shopping center. The offsite bakery makes cakes, pies and other specialty desserts for Kenny & Ziggy’s delis at 2327 Post Oak Blvd. and 5172 Buffalo Speedway, as well as other restaurants across Houston. The desserts are also on the menu at Goldbelly, a New York company offering overnight shipping from select restaurants nationwide.

Salon Lofts, M+L Dental and Vanguard Spine & Sport have signed up for spots on the second floor of the Market at Houston Heights, a 30,000-square-foot development of Capital Retail Properties and Wile Interests at 533 North Shepherd Drive. Greg Stanislawski with The Retail Strategy represented Salon Lofts in a 4,200-square-foot lease; Patrick Valentz with Xite Realty represented Vanguard Spine & Sport in a 3,000-square-foot lease and M+L Dental in a 2,200-square-foot lease. Other tenants in the center, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter, are Flower Child and CycleBar. Anderson Smith and Connor Lynch represented Capital Retail Properties in the deals.

uBreakiFix has opened a store at 17515 Spring Cypress Road. The store is the first location for franchisee Antonio Avila, who has plans to open another store in the area. uBreakiFix services smartphones, game consoles, tablets, computers, drones, hoverboards and other electronics.

Impero Italiano has leased 1,575 square feet in Memorial at Kirkwood, a center at the northwest corner of Memorial Drive and North Kirkwood Road, from RPI Management. Josh Friedlander and Bob Conwell of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord.

Hintze Dance Center has leased 1,400 square feet in Faireld Marketplace at U.S. 290 and Mason Road, Cypress, from NewQuest Properties. Bob Conwell and J.J. McDermott represented the landlord in-house.