Gulf Coast Commercial Group plans to transform 1102 Pinemont Drive into a 38,000 square foot lifestyle hub serving the Garden Oaks, Oak Forest and Acres Homes neighborhoods northwest of downtown. The common, on almost three hectares, will have a central space between two one-story buildings for gatherings and events. The project team consists of the Houston architecture firm Schooley Design and Outposts Landscape Architecture. Gulf Coast Commercial’s Danny Miller will oversee the lease. The Esther’s Signature Dish Restaurant will be retained during the renovation. The strip mall was built in the 1980s.
Diamonds Direct, a diamond merchant and jeweler headquartered in Charlotte, NC, entered Houston Market with an 8,000-square-foot showroom at 3115 W. Loop South. Tamir Shkargi is Vice President of Houston.
Common Bond On-the-Go Midtown Park will open a bakery and restaurant in Drewery Place, a 27-story apartment tower at 2850 Fannin that Caydon is developing, in late fall. The 2,000-square-meter restaurant brings the commercial space in Drewery Place 100 percent leased, according to Caydon.
Lovesac will open an 801 square foot furniture showroom at 2510 University Blvd. in Rice Village this spring. The company makes Sactionals, or large upholstered seating components that can be customized, washed, and reconfigured. Burdette Huffman of the Blue Ox Group represented the landlord Rice Management Co.
Houston fashion designer Chloe Dao The MKT, 600 N. Shepherd Drive, is expanding its range to include a mini design studio that focuses on cocktail and evening wear. Dao, a Project Runway winner, operates the Dao Chloe Dao Boutique in Rice Village.
Radiation protection, a global eyewear retailer, will open at MKT in the coming months. MKT is a development by Triten Real Estate Partners, Radom Capital and Long Wharf Capital.
Eggcellence Café The Baytown Marketplace Shopping Center in Baytown has rented an area of 2,335 square meters for its ninth location in the Houston area. Katherine Wildman from Wulfe & Co. represented the tenant.
Scholars and villains rented 6,200 square feet in Boardwalk Crossing on Kingsland Boulevard and AMC Drive, Katy, from Boardwalk Crossing LLC. Bob Conwell of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Jeff Goldberg from Gold Key Partners represented the tenant.
Ike’s love & sandwiches rented 1,400 square feet of retail space in the Village at 2518A Rice Blvd. Josh Friedlander and Bob Conwell from NewQuest Properties represented landlord RPI Management. Lunden McGill and John Frazier from Baker Katz represented the tenant.
JC educational services rented 1,050 square feet in Dickinson Village, 3410 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson. Kevin Sims and Nick Ramsey from NewQuest Properties represented the landlord Revesco (USA) Properties from Dickinson. Lyle Cowand from Resolut RE represented the tenant.