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  1. Old Central Bank Building

    Progress pictures of Midtown Central Square in Midtown at 2100 Travis St. Photos from Midtown Central Square's Instagram The 14th floor loft is a 13,000 sqft. event space wrapped in floor to ceiling windows. A tiny corner of the 23,000 sqft Event Venue on our 12th Floor.
  2. Amazon HQ2

    Excerpts from Houston Business Journal on Houston's Amazon HQ2 proposal: In Houston's HQ2 proposal, which was due Oct. 19, the Greater Houston Partnership focused on a single part of Houston that boasts "all the desired attributes Amazon is seeking," said Bob Harvey, president of the Greater Houston Partnership. That area runs along the Metro Red Line, from the Medical Center to the Museum District, and to the northeast side of downtown. "We did conclude that a transit-oriented urban site would present Houston the best, and has the higher likelihood of success," Harvey said. In Amazon's RFP, the company encourages interested parties to submit one proposal per MSA. And since Amazon's only seriously considering proposals that offer tax incentives, the Greater Houston Partnership's urban focus ruled out suburban developments, such as The Woodlands, from being a part of the region's proposal. The Generation Park proposal ...However, there will likely be two proposals coming out of the Houston area. Ryan McCord, president of McCord Development, said he plans on proposing McCord Development's master-planned community, Generation Park, as a home to Amazon's HQ2. Generation Park is in northeast Houston. As far as any financial incentives the company could offer, McCord said the company could negotiate an arrangement where Amazon participates "in the economic success that comes to the surrounding area." The East River / Midway proposal ...Meanwhile, along the Metro Red Line, which is the area the GHP designated in its HQ2 bid, at the.. northeastern tip is the 150-acre tract of land that Houston-based Midway Cos. bought in 2016. Midway plans to massively redevelop the property into a vibrant mixed-use hub dubbed East River. In total, the East River project can accommodate roughly 8 million square feet of commercial development – the exact amount of real estate Amazon said its HQ2 would require.
  3. KBR Site Puchased by Midway

    And Midway's East River's Facebook and Instagram
  4. KBR Site Puchased by Midway

    Behind-the-scenes photos of the East River site along the Buffalo Bayou. The site is being redeveloped by Midway. Photos are from Film Lab.
  5. KBR Site Puchased by Midway

    Promotional video for Midway's East River, the old KBR site, uploaded to East River's website. Video linked was taken from the Amazon HQ2 thread.
  6. Amazon HQ2

    Here's the promotional video Midway produced for its bid to draw Amazon to its East River development. Source: From Instagram stories:
  7. Paul Revere Revolution Rum Distillery @ 2201 Dallas Street

    Paul Revere Rum Distillery closed operations at their EaDo home last month because they outgrew the space. They're relocating to a bigger facility. The location will be announced at a later date. Replacing Paul Revere Distillery's at 2201 Dallas St will be 8th Wonder Brewery's new spirits business, 8th Wonder Distillery as posted in another EaDo thread:
  8. East Village at 1201 St. Emanuel

    Thread on the property here:
  9. Market at Houston Heights @ 1533 N Shepherd

    Thanks @Eggplant. That's why I make sure to include titles of the projects and addresses related to them so others will see it in the search if they bothered to search in the first place. Mods @Urbannizer @intencity77 @Triton @Subdude and others can you please merge this with the existing thread that dates back to March? Thanks.
  10. Allen Center Redevlopment

    Does anyone know the official renaming of DoubleTree at the Allen Center? Will it be Hotel Allen or The Allen? Has anyone seen the renderings for the hotel remodel?
  11. Allen Center Redevlopment

    Knife from John Tesar isn't opening in the DoubleTree Hotel (may be rebranded to Hotel Allen or The Allen). A replacement restaurant hasn't been announced.
  12. From Boulevard Realty HEIGHTS CENTRAL STATION Heights Central Station is a little further out, with the projected completion date scheduled to fall in the second quarter of 2018, so we only know of two confirmed tenants, at this point. Kolache Shoppe When does it open? 2nd Quarter of 2018 What is it? Popular pastry shop offering kolaches with both sweet & savory fillings plus cinnamon rolls. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? A mainstay on the Houston breakfast scene since 1970, the Kolache Shoppe is now expanded with its second location in a bigger standalone building in the Heights Central Station development. They plan on offering new, unique kolache flavors, expanding their Boomtown Coffee program, and will even have a drive-thru option. Dish Society When does it open? 2nd Quarter of 2018 What is it? Farm-to-table eatery serving American fare, craft beers & more in spare digs with an open kitchen. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? Dish Society provides nothing but high quality, fresh ingredients from suppliers that include Atkinson Farms, Black Hill Ranch, Sustainable Harvesters, and Slow Dough Bread Company. Farm-to-table options like this are growing in popularity all around town and that is especially true for the Heights (Ritual, Coltivare, Field & Tides). In case you’re curious about what else will be going in this mixed-use development, other tenants will include the following: Dessert and Ice Cream and Coffee shop Pet Bakery High-end Hair Salon Dentist Delivery Dessert Shop High-end Furniture shop
  13. More on the tenants of Heights Mercantile from Boulevard Realty: There will be a few more Heights Mercantile tenants to come, but below we’ve broken out the ones we know by building, based on the above Map of the development. 642 Yale Postino When does it open? Soon… What is it? Wine cafe set in comfortable, rustic and immaculately restored buildings, combining unique & approachable wines with delicious locally grown fare. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? This will be the very first Postino not just in Houston, but in all of Texas. Its focus on local food and its dog-friendly patio should be a hit. Rye 51 When does it open? Opened on September 14th What is it? Earthy high-end menswear plus accessories & toiletries in upscale-rustic digs with a whiskey bar. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? This location will be different from their traditional stores as it will actually be a pop-up store focused on the more casual side of the brand. The pop-up will be around at least through the end of 2017. The Gypsy Wagon When does it open? Set to open in mid-October What is it? Bohemian boutique selling handmade & eco-conscious gifts, clothing, jewelry & home decor. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? This will be the very first Houston store for The Gypsy Wagon, which in their own words, “caters to the footloose and fancy free.” Even as the store has expanded outside of its home in Dallas, to Austin, Crested Butte, Colorado, and now the Heights, owner Carley Seale still handpicks every single piece of handmade jewelry, whimsical apparel, apothecary, vintage goods, etc. that the store sells. 645 Heights Aesop When does it open? Set to open by mid-October What is it? Skin care brand established in Melbourne in 1987 with a quest to create a range of superlative products for not just skin, but also hair and body. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? This apothecary concept centers around plant-based products like parsley-seed cleansers and sage and cedar scalp treatment. Its ‘signature spaces’ always take on unique designs and this location will be no different. Chubbies Shorts Houston When does it open? Opened on June 23rd What is it? A lifestyle apparel brand known for their vintage-style shorts, but with apparel that has expanded to include bold-patterned shirts and swimsuits as well. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? According to Chubbies, Houston is their biggest market outside of their base in San Francisco. Thus, there are high expectations for this first Houston outpost of the laid-back brand that exploded onto the scene after starting as an online apparel retailer just a handful of years ago. WILL Leather Goods When does it open? Set to open in mid-October What is it? This family owned business creates leather bags, belts, wallets and more inspired by the past, designed for the present, and built for the future. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? Will Adler, founder and creative mind behind this Oregon-based leather goods purveyor, travels the world to find unexpected materials and worldwide artisans to forge and grow the WILL collection. Another first-to-market store, WILL Leather Goods will bring a variety of quality leather goods (all with a 100% lifetime guarantee) to Houston. Marine Layer When does it open? Opened mid-September What is it? San Francisco-based clothing store that prides itself on its”absurdly soft” basic tees, with all products manufactured in California. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? This will be yet another brand finding its first Houston home at Heights Mercantile. Marine Layer’s stores usually are found in older spaces with character, and their new store fits the bill, as it’s housed in a beautifully adapted 1945 office building. Warby Parker When does it open? October 7th What is it? Eyeglass provider offering vintage-inspired prescription eyeglasses starting at $95, with a free Home Try-On Program. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? Warby Parker will be one more first-to-market tenant at 645 Heights, and this one has been long-awaited after plans fell through for a River Oaks District location a few years back. Designing and manufacturing its own glasses, Warby Parker is known for its lower prices, and through partnerships with non-profits like VisionSpring, for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. 711 Heights Suite A Cloud 10 Creamery When does it open? Opened on September 21st What is it? A modern parlor for artisanal ice creams & sorbets, with seasonal flavors & custom orders. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? This second location of the beloved ice cream shop will offer a large selection of flavors, including a variety of seasonal options. The big patio full of outdoor seating will also be a major draw. 711 Heights Suite B Melange Creperie When does it open? October 16th What is it? Popular street cart turned brick and mortar serving simple and elegant French crepes. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? Melange Creperie had developed a bit of a cult following, with a Kickstarter campaign raising $50,000 specifically for a brick and mortar home for the innovative crepe street cart. Owner Sean Carroll is excited to be in the Heights, telling CultureMap’s Eric Sandler that he envisions their location as “a really cool place to hang out, pick up a coffee on the way to work, bring your children for an after-school snack, or enjoy a leisurely dinner with friends on our patio.“ 713 Heights The Local Houston Heights by Lululemon When does it open? Opened on August 25th What is it? Yoga-inspired athletic apparel company for women and men, making technical athletic clothes for yoga, running, working out, and most other sweaty pursuits. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? This will be a customized Lululemon storefront, as in addition to their normal high-end athletic apparel, it will also include locally sourced, Heights-specific apparel. The location also will provide workshops on topics such as candle making and landscaping. 714 Yale Local Foods When does it open? Soon… What is it? A scratch gourmet sandwich shop showcasing local edibles and seasonal salads, fresh soups and home-made snacks for the taking. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? The sandwich shop which keeps on expanding it’s mini Houston empire, recently landed on Alison Cook’s 2017 Top 100 Restaurants list, and offers, as its name entails, a diverse menu of fresh, locally sourced food. You should expect the same quality at this location, as Cook explains that even as Local Foods grows “quality remains consistently high — thanks to emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and top-notch bread from Slow Dough.” The Impeccable Pig When does it open? Set to open in mid-October What is it? Family owned and operated boutique offering a diverse selection of women’s clothing and accessories that is fashion forward and modestly priced. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? Among the boutique’s exciting and unique offerings are fashionable clear purses which can be used at athletic complexes that enforce a clear bag rule, like NRG Stadium. Saint Lo Boutique When does it open? Officially open What is it? An upscale contemporary women’s boutique with a wide selection of hand picked clothing lines and accessories. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? This will be the Flagship store for Lindsay and Skye Vila’s brand. The boutique’s selections will be all about individual style and quality with an emphasis on shopping local. MFAHH: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Heights When does it open? Soon… What is it? A special branch of the Museum District’s Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which is one of the largest museums in the United States. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? The Heights is always trying to add to the neighborhood’s arts and culture scene, and what better way to do this than with its own branch of MFAH?! Bespoke HTX When does it open? Set to open in mid-October What is it? An artisan outpost offering handmade goods such as ceramics, leather goods and one-of-a-kind instruments from local artists. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? Bespoke HTX will provide a rather unique platform for local artisans and makers (who may not otherwise have one) to get their wares out there. Goods will be positioned in a less conventional way, showing them in context, thus making it easier to appreciate them. DEFINE body and mind When does it open? Opened on September 16th What is it? A boutique fitness studio offering barre, cycling, and fitness classes as well as restorative, stretch-focused sessions. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? DEFINE Heights is not your run-of-the-mill gym. Their body-mind concept blends contemporary physical workouts with meditation and mindfulness teachings. It will also be the first gym of its kind in the Heights to offer child care while parents are in a session. Paloma When does it open? Soon… What is it? A non-toxic nail salon founded on the belief that beauty and wellness can coexist. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? Paloma is one of Houston’s very first non-toxic nail salons. It’s aiming to change the way the city goes about manicures and pedicures by avoiding chemical additives that have been linked to skin irritation, respiratory deficiencies, and even cancers. 703 Yale Studio 703 When does it open? It predates Heights Mercantile, and has actually been open for years now. What is it? A modern gallery home to Rebecca Lankford’s jewelry as well as a curated selection of gifts, prints, bags, and more from up-and-coming artisans. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? Broker Bill Baldwin summed this up in his post on Studio 703 last year. TOMS When does it open? Soon… What is it? A retail company known for its alpargata-inspired shoes, that has now expanded to eyewear, coffee, bags, and apparel. Why it’s a fit & something to look forward to? TOMS’ alpargata-inspired shoes offer a style all their own, and with their One for One® program, for every pair of TOMS shoes you buy, one new pair will be given to a child in need.
  14. Here's a site plan for Heights Mercantile showing unannounced retail and restaurants (from Boulevard Realty): Most of the buildings are constructed but I can't find photos for all of them. Instead, I'll use the old renderings as point of references for the tenants in the above site plan: Building 1 - Postino Wine Cafe by Fox Restaurant Concepts (originally hinted as a new concept by one of Houston’s most acclaimed restaurateurs anchors the building, but maybe whomever the local restauranteur was backed out) - Gypsy Wagon (reported previously) - Rye 51 Building 2 -Warby Parker - Marine Leather - Will Leather Goods (lease may have been finalized) - Chubbies - Aesop Building 3 (the bungalows) - Cloud 10 Creamery - Melange Creperie - Lululemon Building 4 First Floor - Local Foods - The Impeccable Pig - Saint Lo - MFAHH: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Heights - Bespoke Second Floor: Define Body & Mind: Heights
  15. Aesop is also open at Heights Mercantile.