Dallas Seafood Boil Spot Shell Shack Is En Route to Houston

Over the next few years, Dallas’ based chain Shell Shack will bring its take on the Cajun seafood boil to Houston. 

The restaurant will pair with a franchisee called Houston Shellfish Ventures to bring multiple locations of Shell Shack to Houston in the next few years. Shell Shack president and CEO Dallas Hale tells Eater that the first outpost, which will open at 2412 Washington Avenue, is already under construction. A second outpost is also expected to arrive soon in Katy, though no location has been selected yet.

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Exclusive: Braun Beefs Up Portfolio with Midtown, North Houston Properties

Houston-based Braun Enterprises has several more properties to add to its growing Bayou City retail portfolio.

The development company, which has become well-known for acquiring older Heights-area properties and flipping them into viable retail developments, is building a 4,316-square-foot retail property at 311 West Gray Street near Midtown, Braun's Zach Wolf told the Houston Business Journal.

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Acclaimed Austin Burger Joint Picks Hot Heights Development for 4th Location

The Heights' status as Houston's hottest destination for new restaurant openings shows no signs of slowing down. This year alone, new arrivals like Field & Tides, Helen in the Heights, Presidio, and Alice Blue have helped the neighborhood maintain its status as the city's richest source of new openings, and the pace looks to continue next year with more restaurants on the way.

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Exclusive: Braun Enterprises Kicks Off New Heights Redevelopment

Houston-based Braun Enterprises is launching a new redevelopment project just west of T.C. Jester Boulevard in the Heights. 

The developer, which often acquires older inner-Loop buildings and flips them into viable retail and restaurant developments, will break ground on Grove Heights this week. The retail development, at 1900 W. 18th St., has nabbed leases from Colorado-based Sola Salon Studios and New York-based I Love Kickboxing, Wolf said.

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3 Stores to Take Place of Chippendale's Antiques in the Heights

Braun Enterprises will transform the former Chippendale's Antiques store on 19th Street at Rutland in the Heights into a multitenant space. Proper Shoes has leased 1,963 square feet and Mary & Moss has leased 1,147 square feet for a women's clothing a gift boutique. Negotiations are under way to bring a dessert shop to the corner space.

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Longtime Heights Bar to Close

Heights bar Jimmy's Ice House is shutting down. Houston-based Braun Enterprises plans to purchase the property at 2803 White Oak from owner Rose Garden Holdings, Eric Quinn, Rose Garden's managing partner, told The Leader. No formal plans have been announced for the property, but the names "Jimmy’s Ice House” or “Jimmie’s Place" will not be used because Quinn owns those business tags.

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