Posts tagged Galleria
Internationally famous Korean coffee shop picks Galleria for second Houston location

The Starbucks at Post Oak and Westheimer will soon have a nearby rival with major international cred. Tom N Toms, a Korea-based coffee shop, will open at 53West, local developer Braun Enterprises’ office complex at 5353 West Alabama St., leasing director Zach Wolf tells CultureMap.

Known for signature items like its sweet potato latte, baked-to-order goods such as pretzels and tortilla pizzas, and smoothies, Tom N Toms has over 400 locations across Asia and the US. Currently, the only Texas location is in the Dallas of suburb of Carrollton, but the first Houston-area location will open in September at the Bellaire Food Street development.

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Braun Enterprises buys office/retail complex near Galleria

Houston-based Braun Enterprises purchased an office and retail complex on a prime parcel along West Alabama just west of the Galleria.

The deal was announced by HFF, which marketed the property for Wedge Properties Management Corp.

The 196,000-square-foot property at 5353 and 5373 West Alabama, presents an opportunity for Braun Enterprises to renovate, rebrand and restock with new tenants serving both the neighborhood and office occupants.

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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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