Posts tagged Retail
Anvil and Hay Merchant veteran shoots for the moon with new restaurant

Kevin Floyd is back. Best known as Bobby Heugel’s business partner in opening Anvil and Chris Shepherd’s business partner at Underbelly and The Hay Merchant — working with both men, he opened 13 establishments in 11 years — Floyd has been laying low since he sold his shares in Underbelly Hospitality to MLB Capital Partners last year.

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Popular Korean fried chicken joint Dak & Bop to open second location in Timbergrove

Popular Korean fried chicken joint Dak & Bop is heading to Timbergrove.

Owner Jason Cho told Chron.com he is launching the second location of the casual restaurant at 1805 West 18th Street in the space formerly occupied by Italian restaurant, La Vista 101. The first location of Dak & Bop, located at 1801 Binz in the Museum District, opened in 2014.

"I've been looking for a second location for more than a year. I was waiting for the right spot," Cho said.

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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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Popular Viet-Cajun crawfish restaurant will butter up The Heights in 2020

By any measure, people in The Heights love crawfish. From January to June, diners fill patios at restaurants like BB's Cafe, Boil House, and The Boot to devour pound after pound of steaming mudbugs. 

The area's only problem is that it lacks a place for Viet-Cajun crawfish, the butter-drenched style that's become an obsession for Houstonians. Nationally prominent chefs like David Chang and Andrew Zimmern have featured the style on TV episodes that focus on dining in Houston, and Crawfish and Noodles chef-owner Trong Nguyen has twice been named as a semifinalist for a James Beard Award

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Braun Enterprises to break ground on new retail project with Mia's Table, more

Houston-based Braun Enterprises, which is probably best known for its redevelopment projects inside or near the 610 Loop, is planning a new construction project in Cypress.

The developer plans to break ground on a 16,400-square-foot shopping center at U.S. Highway 290 and Fry Road later this year, said Zach Wolf, Braun's director of leasing. Houston-based Cisneros Design Studio is the architect on the project, and Alvin-based Topique Construction is the general contractor. The project is expected to deliver to tenants in early 2020.

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Johnny Carrabba serves up new location of fast-casual restaurant to northwest Houston

The expansion of Mia's Table into Houston's suburbs will continue in 2020.

Johnny Carrabba has already opened two satellite locations of his fast casual comfort food restaurant in Shenandoah and Webster, but they'll soon have another sibling in Cypress. Mia's Table will be one of two anchor tenants at Braun Enterprises' new retail development at the intersection of Hwy 290 and Fry Road; the restaurant will occupy approximately 5,400 square feet, with a 1,000-square-foot patio.

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Braun Enterprises builds on its success

Fifteen feet from the curved, ultra-wide monitor where Dan Braun reviews land deals in his Fannin Street offices, the manual Royal typewriter his father Gabriel used when he typed the prospectus for his first deal sits encased on a glass shelf. An antique Voigtlander camera, one his grandfather Daniel carried in the single bag he carried when he left Bratislava for Israel in 1938, shares the space.

Braun’s company, Braun Enterprises, is a prolific redeveloper of urban retail properties with its own family history in retailing. It has purchased and redeveloped more than 90 properties since 2010; more than 50 of them Inner Loop retail locations. Today, it owns close to 50 properties with more than 1.5 million square feet under management.

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Houston bar stars unveil highly anticipated new Midtown hot spot

For almost 10 years, Grand Prize has been one of Houston’s most influential bars. It’s high-low aesthetic of a slightly shabby interior alongside carefully made cocktails has made it a regular haunt for the city’s restaurant community.

Later this month, two of Grand Prize’s most prominent bartenders will open a new establishment that puts their own twist on the high-low format. Billy Boyd and Lindsay Rae have teamed up to open Two Headed Dog in Braun Enterprises Midtown property at 3100 Fannin St. Given their reputations and followings, expect the bar to be one of Houston’s most popular new spots when it opens by the end of July.  

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Rumor no more: Ronnie Killen's new restaurant will be inside the Loop

Hickory Hollow may have closed its location at 101 Heights Blvd., but the building that housed the beloved restaurant will continue to serve legendary chicken fried steaks. They’ll just be served by one of Houston’s most acclaimed chefs.

Ronnie Killen, Houston’s king of meat, has leased the property from local real estate developer Braun Enterprises for a new concept he’s simply calling Killen’s. It will be the chef’s first restaurant within the Loop and his second inside the Houston city limits. Over the weekend, Killen floated the possibility of opening in a restaurant in the space on social media; in actuality, he's had his eye on the property for months and completed the deal on Friday.  

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Ronnie Killen to open in former Hickory Hollow space

Ronnie Killen's restaurant empire, which has a sizable following for its command of steaks, barbecue and burgers, is growing again. The pitmaster who put Pearland on the nation's barbecue map with Killen's Barbecue, teased on social media Sunday that the former Hickory Hollow space at 101 Heights would be a good place for the next Killen's venture.

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Braun Enterprises looks to Long Point for next retail project

Braun Enterprises will launch a redevelopment of a 1960s era shopping on Long Point Drive aimed at bringing new retail and creative offices suites to the Spring Branch neighborhood.

The Houston company purchased the 70,000-square-foot shopping center at 8141 Long Point from Long Point Partners and renamed it Spring Branch Village. The planned redevelopment is to include a mix of restaurants, fitness, salon and other tenants.

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Braun Enterprises acquires Spring Branch shopping center, plans redevelopment

Houston-based Braun Enterprises has scooped up another shopping center for a major redevelopment project, and future tenants are already inking leases. 

The 5-acre property, at 8141 Long Point Road in the heart of the Spring Branch neighborhood, contains roughly 70,000 square feet of retail space built around 1960, according to the Harris County Appraisal District. Its appraised value was nearly $4.56 million for 2018, per HCAD. 

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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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Braun Enterprises reveals plan for San Antonio mixed-use redevelopment

Around six months after acquiring an office property in San Antonio, Houston-based Braun Enterprises has finalized its plans to redevelop the property into a mixed-use development with retail offerings.

Braun Enterprises will redevelop the 187,000-square-foot office building at 84 NE Loop 410 to include just over 20,000 square feet of retail across two buildings, per Braun's marketing materials.

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Houston coffee expert brews new cafe and roastery in hip Heights district

For some people, drinking coffee is a daily habit — as long as it’s hot and delivers a sufficient caffeine hit, they’re happy. Other may go a step beyond by grinding their beans fresh every morning or buying a certain drink from the same shop every morning.

True coffee disciples obsess over every detail. They make it their career. Not just by becoming a barista, but by learning how to roast raw coffee beans and traveling around the world to source the best ingredients.

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Anna BeyerleHouston Heights, Retail
Braun Enterprises takes redevelopment formula to San Antonio with latest purchase

Houston-based Braun Enterprises has ventured into San Antonio with the acquisition of 84 NE Loop 410, also known as the Century Building.

The four-story, 187,000-square-foot building sits on 10 acres at Loop 410 at U.S. 281. Additional retail space and parking could be added to accommodate restaurants and stores, the company said.

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Exclusive: Houston Developer Acquires Garden Oaks Facility

The Houston-based development company, known best for buying old inner Loop properties and turning them into viable mixed-use developments, acquired the former Aztec Rentals Center at 2001 W. 24th St. in Garden Oaks. Braun Enterprises plans to develop 20,100 square feet of retail on 2.06 acres and earmarked the remaining 3.46 acres for unspecified development. A construction timeline wasn't provided.

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