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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Washington Ave. coworking tenant above Julep revealed

The tenant for the Washington Avenue corridor's first dedicated coworking space has been revealed.

Washington Office Co. signed a seven-year lease for just over 8,000 square feet at 1919 Washington Ave., according to previous HBJ reporting and building permits filed with the city of Houston. Washington Office Co. will open at 1919 Washington Ave. by February 2019, Matt Arceneaux, the founder of Washington Office Co., told the Houston Business Journal.

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