Exclusive: Braun Enterprises Under Contract on Galleria Office Building

The Houston-based developer, which is known for buying older inner-Loop properties and developing them into viable mixed-use projects, is under contract to buy a 160,000-square-foot office building near the Galleria Mall, Dan Braun told the Houston Business Journal. There's a 30,000-square-foot vacancy in the property over four contiguous floors; Braun said the company will develop creative office space in that chunk of space and lease to small companies.

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First New Tenant Opens at Grove Heights

When Braun Enterprises purchased the strip center at 1900 West 18th Street in the Timbergrove/Lazybrook area in the fall of 2016, they branded the center as Grove Heights. Braun’s Zach Wolf told The Leader at the time that it was an underserved retail area and they were in discussion with some new, potential tenants.

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Anna BetheRedevelopment, Retail
New Kind of Pho Restaurant Planned for Garden Oaks, with Fast Delivery, Too

The proprietor of a popular Washington Avenue late night spot has a plan to deliver a new twist on one of the city’s favorite dishes.

Ninja Ramen owner Christopher Huang has signed a lease to bring a new pho restaurant to the Braun Enterprises-owned Ella Plaza shopping center in Garden Oaks that's home to The Union Kitchen. Called Flying Pho, the restaurant will open in December in the space formerly occupied by shuttered bagel shop Toasted.

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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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