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The first suburban El Tiempo Cantina restaurant is coming to Vintage Park, opening in March.

They seem to really be expanding. I saw on a new development list on the College Station website that said one is going to built there. Pretty damn good tacos.

Objectively the best tacos in Texas*

Mia Bella Trattoria looks good.

http://www.bellarestaurants.com/mia/indexmia.html

Of course the way they generically listed what's going in at certain buildings (ie. Gelatto, Home Theatre, Office Supply, etc) doesn't do much to impress, but I'd wait until you hear what they are.

I'm pretty certain one of them is a Crate & Barrel, which would be great.

I do like the name "Vintage Market" for the hybrid HEB/CM store.

I'm pretty sure that's a Sona Med Spa, Alan Murphy has another location in the Champions (near The Container Store) its a successful upscale salon.

Roosters is an enjoyable place for a guy to get a haircut (and a beer), but doesn't seem terribly impressive. Nor does Venetian nails or GNC for that matter. FedEx...well....Fedex.

They really shouldn't post a tenant list like this without putting the names of the actual tenants. Seems like if they went out and hired the Rodeo Drive architecture firm to design this place, they'd want to post up a more impressive tenant list than one that headlines with "Roosters".

Quick! Somebody call Marketing.

I'm gonna wait until we see a more complete listing of tenants.

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i was really hoping they would attract more of the Market Street venues. i'm guessing that the bit of 'redevelopment' at Willowbrook Mall may have something to do with the unimpressive tenant list. I heard Maggiano's is moving in there as well as others more like Brio and such. I would venture to guess that GGP has more of a pull, and more to offer, than Interfin.

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:rolleyes: What else is coming to Willowbrook Mall? How do you know all of this info...?

i was really hoping they would attract more of the Market Street venues. i'm guessing that the bit of 'redevelopment' at Willowbrook Mall may have something to do with the unimpressive tenant list. I heard Maggiano's is moving in there as well as others more like Brio and such. I would venture to guess that GGP has more of a pull, and more to offer, than Interfin.

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They should have downscaled the entire project and just made the Vintage Market only. That is the only thing that I'm excited about, so far. From what's been said, it just seems like more of the same stuff you got all over the city already. The Tasting Room just sounds like some boring concept place, and Brios is an average chain restaurant at best. Maggiano's, from what I've heard is actually quite good, and despite it being a chain, I would consider eating there sometime.

It's going to be really depressing, overall, if the architecture of The Vintage turns out to be really impressive and awe-inspiring, but the tenants are lame. I pictured it in my head as looking like some grand market place with locally owned vendors selling all kinds of fresh food and other goods, but then that wouldn't leave any room for the grocery store.

I wish the area was incorporated, so that they could have made restrictions and laws to where the residents had more input into the tenants and into the extent of tree destruction. Many of those people belong to families that have an established presence in the Spring/Cypress area, and so it's funny that some corporate developer who has no connection to the area whatsoever gets all the say-so and the residents get none.

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They destroyed a forest for another Amegy and an HEB?

Nice.

Pretty much. I am actually looking forward to the HEB, since I really like that store, and I'm starting to dislike Kroger and Randall's, so it's not a total loss. The project should have only included the Vintage Market, with the store carved from the forest without clearcutting the land.

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This thing is supposed to be opening relatively soon, and yet, they still only have the banks and HEB listed on the vintage park website. I'm kind of annoyed at the lack of information, actually. Anybody hearing anything yet on what is going in in terms of restaurants or stores other than those already mentioned, or why the website is so slow on updates???

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This thing is supposed to be opening relatively soon, and yet, they still only have the banks and HEB listed on the vintage park website. I'm kind of annoyed at the lack of information, actually. Anybody hearing anything yet on what is going in in terms of restaurants or stores other than those already mentioned, or why the website is so slow on updates???

I bet mrfootball has some info. He seems to be in charge of PR for Vintage Park.

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In relation to a concept that I am working on, I spoke with one the reps for CBRE. She was very delicate in what was said at that time, but per a previous thread, The Tasting Room will be here, the obligatory Charbucks (er, Starbucks), the Cheesecake Factory and a couple of other high-end stores which I'm not allowed to pass along. Yet, everything is shaping up bueno.

Oh, and, if it hasn't been squashed already, there will not be a Nordstrom's. There was talks about this with CBRE, but Nordstrom's was not ready to the pull the trigger at this location at the timing of my conversation. Nords is shopping for new locations in the general region apparently though.

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Tasting Room is definitely opening, as I heard that from the other location months ago. I'm not ecstatic to hear about Cheesecake Factory, but will be happy to have something to eat nearby now. However, if Ruth's Chris opens in that location (or anywhere in the area) it will not be a happy day for Perry's on Cypresswood. As of right now, they have 100% of the local steakhouse business.

I did notice there is a sushi restaurant opening across the street in the center with Martinis & More and Carvel.

Also, if you don't care for Starbucks, they are opening another coffee shop directly across the street in the next month or so.

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I did noticed that sushi restaurant. I think it's named Koi's or something like that. Isn't Vintage Park also getting a sushi restaurant (Shogun). I remember seeing one over on 290 by Cinemark. Anyways, Hido (in AMC Shopping strip) is definitely still the best place for sushi in Northwest Houston.

In relation to a concept that I am working on, I spoke with one the reps for CBRE. She was very delicate in what was said at that time, but per a previous thread, The Tasting Room will be here, the obligatory Charbucks (er, Starbucks), the Cheesecake Factory and a couple of other high-end stores which I'm not allowed to pass along. Yet, everything is shaping up bueno.

Oh, and, if it hasn't been squashed already, there will not be a Nordstrom's. There was talks about this with CBRE, but Nordstrom's was not ready to the pull the trigger at this location at the timing of my conversation. Nords is shopping for new locations in the general region apparently though.

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What else is going into the Vintage? I checked the website almost everyday and nothing seems to change? i didn't see a Cheesecake Factory on the siteplan map....

So let me get this right. The Vintage is going to have a Cheesecake Factory and a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse? What other major stores are going into the Vintage?

I noticed that Eddie Bauer was shown on the website. Didn't they just shut down one of their stores in Willowbrook mall? Why would they consider opening another one so close.... Same with the Gap.

What else is going into the Vintage? I checked the website almost everyday and nothing seems to change? i didn't see a Cheesecake Factory on the siteplan map....

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Was told last night by a restaurant biz vendor, he has also been approached about a Ruth's Chris at Vintage Park.

Didn't realize the sushi in the center would be a Shogun. Interesting.

Strange the new strip center tenants across the street did not look into what type of competition would be directly across the street from them. Not very smart.

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Strange the new strip center tenants across the street did not look into what type of competition would be directly across the street from them. Not very smart.

That Martini Bar seems to be doing quite well, and the pizza place always has cars there...so maybe not.

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Guido's Pizza is doing excellent. I'm sure that the japanese restaurant will also. I don't think Cinnabon/Carvel is any good though. From what i know, Shogun isn't great in taste. Places like RA sushi, Hido, or may HB perhaps. :rolleyes:

That Martini Bar seems to be doing quite well, and the pizza place always has cars there...so maybe not.

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Guido's Pizza is doing excellent. I'm sure that the japanese restaurant will also. I don't think Cinnabon/Carvel is any good though. From what i know, Shogun isn't great in taste. Places like RA sushi, Hido, or may HB perhaps. :rolleyes:

Agree with Shogun. I ate at the new location over here in Cypress and was rather unimpressed. My wife liked it though. (kind of takes away from the whole atmosphere when they forgo the traditional Asian hibachi chef with their traditional Asian precision for a guy name Pedro, who's just doing dangerous things with cutlery and flammable liquids.

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I definitely agree with cinnabons from the mall. It's interesting to watch them make it. Just remember to ask for the fresh ones.

I ate at Carvel/Cinnabon once on 1960.....it's regular ice cream to me and I recommend the mall Cinnabons instead...
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Three questions concerning the Vintage Park area.

(1) I noticed on the site a "Coco's" being listed. Does anyone know whether that is one of the Taiwanese fast-food type restaurants or is it the nicer Coco's they have in Ohio?

(2) 25,000 square feet have been designated for a book store. They apparently reserved it for one of the two major chains: Barnes & Noble or Borders. Does anyone know which book store will go up at the Vintage?

(3) Finally, the area near the small lake at Cypresswood and 249 has been owned by HP for a long time. There is scuttle that the area around it will become a park with trails (although I can't see how large it could be). Does anyone know of the status on this? All sites are old and there has been no update.

Thank you!

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Three questions concerning the Vintage Park area.

(1) I noticed on the site a "Coco's" being listed. Does anyone know whether that is one of the Taiwanese fast-food type restaurants or is it the nicer Coco's they have in Ohio?

(2) 25,000 square feet have been designated for a book store. They apparently reserved it for one of the two major chains: Barnes & Noble or Borders. Does anyone know which book store will go up at the Vintage?

(3) Finally, the area near the small lake at Cypresswood and 249 has been owned by HP for a long time. There is scuttle that the area around it will become a park with trails (although I can't see how large it could be). Does anyone know of the status on this? All sites are old and there has been no update.

Thank you!

I spoke to Jim Robertson of the CCFCC, and the area around the lakes is supposed to be a key anchor park in the Cypress Creek Greenway project.

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I spoke to Jim Robertson of the CCFCC, and the area around the lakes is supposed to be a key anchor park in the Cypress Creek Greenway project.

Thank you for that information.

I read that too and was wondering when it would happen. I'd think that with the Vintage going up, it would follow quickly. However, what I did read was that bit by bit, the land is getting snatched up for other endeavors. I hope there is enough area there to actually enjoy a nice peaceful walk.

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Actually, it looks like they added a lot of stuff to the website today. Still some generic titles, but at least more information. One restaurant is Mia Bella - the most updated list is here:

http://www.vintageparkhouston.com/storesandmore.php

Hi guys, i'm a noob, and just wanted to see if any of u have passed by Vintage Park recently. Some of the buildings have the fnishes on them along w/ molding.....

anyway just curious to see what u guys some r giving thumbs up, while others are giving it thumbs down, lol.

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You can tell you are dealing with humans who are mere greedbags when they line the street with 4 bank pad sites in a row - this is built by the kind of person who, with the financial success of the project utterly assured, is still more interested in the fact that banks are able to pay rather higher prices than other retail branches than in the tackiness of their billion-dollar project meeting the street with four minor bank branches in a row.

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Re: Banks: These developers have enormous financial leverage and still act like a developer who'd build a whole subdivision out of three floorplans from a book at the Lowe's checkout stand just to avoid taking any chances on design and architects.

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The website was just updated. Looks like Vintage Park will be getting The Tasting Room, Max's Wine Drive, and Eminence Fine Furniture. Just hope the Vintage can get Crate & Barrel and all the other stores shown on their renderings. :D

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The website was just updated. Looks like Vintage Park will be getting The Tasting Room, Max's Wine Drive, and Eminence Fine Furniture. Just hope the Vintage can get Crate & Barrel and all the other stores shown on their renderings. :D

Max's Wine Dive is owned by The Tasting Room, so I'm sure it'll be one or the other.

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Ann Taylor

Cheesecake Factory

Ruth's Chris

I spoke to a rather well-connected Real Estate guy tonight at a party who said that his Kickerillo friends said it was going to be an actual Central Market. I still think it'll probably be something more like what they've got in The Woodlands with their hybrid store, but either way I'm a happy camper.

He also said that the Vintage Lakes development wasn't selling as fast as they thought. Of course, I could've told them that when they came in with that Mediterranean-only themed look that's best suited for open space prairies like Katy, Sugar Land, and South Cypress, not forested areas where it tends to look kind of tacky and out of place. Add to that, they're not truly custom-homes, and for $900,000 people might want something in that order. I suspect it'll pick up once the stores open.

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Do you think maybe they killed themselves by surrounding their luxury homes with apartments that hover directly over their lots and cheap townhomes? (The sign is up for the development by Portrait Homes.) They should have used that land for homes in the 250-450K range.

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Yes, very good point. I think many of these developers don't quite understand how undesireable it is (from a Homeowners standpoint) to have Apartments outside your neighborhood (regardless of how 'nice' they are). You think they could've been a little smarter in their planning. Afterall, there already was an apartment complex ('Tivoli') located behind the neighborhood.

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Is it just me or does it seem to be taking them a long time to put this thing up?

I'm starting to worry about it's progress. I know it's not going to cease construction, but the site is slow at updating and there doesn't seem to be much going on everytime I drive by. It seems to go in spurts. At this rate, however, it won't be completed until 2008 at least.

I've asked the customer service people at the Woodlands and Champions Barnes & Noble if they knew anything about a new store going up. They didn't know of anything. However, while talking to the people in the Woodlands store, it seems as though Borders is moving totally to online serive and not really putting up any new stores. B&N pretty much has a monopoly for free-standing booksellers.

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Yes, I drive by it almost every day. They're making good progress now.

Boy they sure did clear cut the front of Vintage Park (from what i saw from 249 yesterday). If there was a buffer it sure is gone now (in some places).

You'd think they could've left more trees up. Then again, they did the same thing at The Woodlands Market Street when they were constructing it as well, I'm sure they'll go in and replant:

Woodlands Market Street Construction Comparison

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What I've heard is that they've got a really good tenant list and that portion of the project has been successful beyond their expectations. The Vintage Lakes part, not so much (though it does look cool).

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Well since I was the writer of the article, I say it's fine. Post away.

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