Exclusive: Longtime Heights Furniture Store Space Leased by Major Hospital System

HOUSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

Texas Children's Hospital is opening two new pediatric outpatient care centers in Houston's inner Loop. One of those centers will replace Alabama Furniture, a longstanding Heights resale shop that operated its 2200 Yale storefront for more than 20 years.

Houston's Braun Enterprises, a real estate development and acquisition group, purchased the 2200 Yale storefront in March 2015, Swamplot reports. Texas Children's will share the former Alabama Furniture space with Bernie's Burger Bus. The food truck brand is opening a 3,300-square-foot brick-and-mortar at the site, too.

The Bernie's storefront should open later this summer. The Texas Children's Heights location should open in January 2017.

The 13,112-square-foot outpatient center at Yale Street is a relocation of Texas Children's Pediatric Heights at 2600 North Loop West Freeway, a Texas Children's spokesperson said. That location will have a Texas Children's urgent care center next door. It's unclear when the 2600 North Loop West Freeway location will be vacated.

Texas Children’s Hospital also signed a lease for a 19,291-square-foot location near the University of Houston, at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Griggs Road. That will be a relocation of Texas Children’s Pediatrics Cullen at 5751 Blythewood St., the Texas Children's spokesperson said. Baker Katz represented Texas Children's in its Blythewood lease.

The Texas Children's Heights location should open in January 2017. An opening date for the Blythewood location wasn't available.

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