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That's Section 2, I'm not sure what's going to take up the largest block there, but a Hotel is slated for the inside corner.

For comparison's sake, it looks like they tore up The Woodlands Market Street pretty good too when they were constructing that project:

Satellite Photo of Woodlands Market St. During Construction

It looks like they saved some along the roads, instead of clear cutting it all.

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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*

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Here is another restaurant that looks to be confirmed in Vintage Park.

http://www.peri-perigrill.com/

FYI if anyone is interested in this Peri-Peri restaurant:

I actually spoke to the guy that is opening it and it sounds pretty cool. He used to own Paul's Pizza Shop, but says it is going to be an upscale South African themed 2 story restaurant with an expensive wine room and occasionally featuring a jazz band. There is a South African themed spice called Peri-Peri that will be the main ingredient used on many of their chicken, steak and seafood dishes. Said he thought lunch entrees would run around $7 -$10 and probably $20+ for dinner entrees. He said 8000sf, though I thought the Vintage Park website had a smaller amount listed... Expected the website to get updated in about 60 days and to open the restaurant in March 2008 or so...

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FYI if anyone is interested in this Peri-Peri restaurant:

I actually spoke to the guy that is opening it and it sounds pretty cool. He used to own Paul's Pizza Shop, but says it is going to be an upscale South African themed 2 story restaurant with an expensive wine room and occasionally featuring a jazz band. There is a South African themed spice called Peri-Peri that will be the main ingredient used on many of their chicken, steak and seafood dishes. Said he thought lunch entrees would run around $7 -$10 and probably $20+ for dinner entrees. He said 8000sf, though I thought the Vintage Park website had a smaller amount listed... Expected the website to get updated in about 60 days and to open the restaurant in March 2008 or so...

Another restaurant was added to the site today - Potbelly... Here is the menu from the Woodlands location. Still not too blown away by any of the restaurants joining vintage park...

http://www.potbelly.com/DownloadForms/PB_FaxMenu_089.pdf

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I'm not even sure what a Med Spa is. I drove by there last week, and it doesn't look like they described it in the ads. I was expecting something a lot more... authentic? It just looks like another pre-fab upscale development with no character. Then again, it's been a long time since anyone in Houston cared about that.

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I noticed the small sign on the still uncleared land at Louetta and Cutten Road that is marked for luxury townhomes (Vintage di Vita) from City Homes. Their other location, which is in the Pearland area, starts around $240K. Curious how this one will be priced. http://www.cityhomes-houston.com/vintage/index.html

Across the street is another "luxury" apartment complex being built by Sueba, the same that did Vintage Park Apartments. They'll be called San Cierra. http://www.suebausa.com/construction/projects_sancierra.asp

Where are the people coming from that will fill all of these places??? :unsure:

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All I know is that the vintage park shopping center is taking FOREVER to complete.

On top of that, they had a large amount of attractive proposed tenants such as Cheesecake Factory, Ruth's Chris, and a huge building for a bookstore-likely Barnes & Noble if not Borders.

Then, within the past few months, nothing has come up. The site has taken down information about a book store, there has never been actual mention of a Cheesecake Factory, it doesn't look like Ruth's Chris is going to go up.

And now it appears as though it will be filled with nothing but nail salons, haircutters, linens, and coffee shops (oh, and banks).

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It seems like with all of the rain we had this summer, it really hampered progress on Vintage Park construction. Hopefully some of those tenants will reconsider as completion nears. Certainly they should improve as the HEB traffic to the site picks up.

Shogun Sushi and the new Tasting Room concept are still a go for Vintage Park, as well as Mia Bella.... from what I hear. Honestly, additions of ANY full-service restaurant in the area is seriously needed. Living across the street from Vintage Park, I can tell you there is very little to pick from when you want to dine out in the are.

Yesterday, we walked back into the Patriot Homes area and viewed some of the homes they've built. There are townhomes, but also single-family dwellings, both 1 and 2 story. The 2 story version looked really nice, so I can't wait to see what the finished products look like. At least this is some consolation, considering the addition of not one, but two apartment complexes.

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Looking at this location to open up Mi Lunas but i am just not too sure about this town center. No major retailers n restaurants have signed up at this place yet besides Victoria Secret, why?? Town center looks beautiful but it just concerns me when no national retailers are around it yet. Please someone explain to me why Mi Lunas would do good here n why it wouldnt. Anyone familiar with that location please help me out, thanks.

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Looking at this location to open up Mi Lunas but i am just not too sure about this town center. No major retailers n restaurants have signed up at this place yet besides Victoria Secret, why?? Town center looks beautiful but it just concerns me when no national retailers are around it yet. Please someone explain to me why Mi Lunas would do good here n why it wouldnt. Anyone familiar with that location please help me out, thanks.

This area is hungry for more GOOD restaurants and entertainment. I for one love Mi Lunas and enjoy the Rice Village location, I would go more but it's too far away. I wouldn't be concerned about Vintage Park, because it is going to be a major hit. You've got a large built-in market with great demographics in either direction for miles from Cypress to Spring, Champions to Klein/Tomball. Very little competition in your segment, people here want more good 'inside-the-loop' type restaurants. I've spoken to many people around here who are anxious to see this place open. It will become ground zero for dining and entertainment in the area. As far as national retailers, I'm confused as to why they've been mum on announcements. I'm not sure what CBRE is doing, it should be a very easy sell. I drove by there yesterday and it looks really beautiful.

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I would love it if they put a Houston's there. We need one.

The parent company of the Houston's chain is the Hillstone Restaurant Group. I ate at one of their other restaurants (very similar to Houston's) in Denver, The Cherry Creek grill. Awesome food, great bar.

If the Vintage Park marketing people glimpse at this board, please get on the phone ASAP with Hillstone and let them know we want a Houston's.

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Another item for the marketers at Vintage Park (CBRE?). There are NO GOOD BOOKSTORES between Champion Forest Drive and FM 529!

An entire area from roughly 1960 all the way to Tomball currently has to drive 30 minutes to reach the nearest Barnes & Noble. Within this area lies a rather substantial (nearly twice the size of The Woodlands) growing market of $100K+ avg HH income residents ready to spend money on books.

Whether it's a Barnes & Noble or Borders, I care not. Just give us a bookstore.

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http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=814311

St. Luke's Purchases Site in The Vintage, Pushing Value of Announced Projects in the Development to More Than $1 Billion in Just 2 1/2 Years

St. Luke's and Kelsey-Seybold, a St. Luke's affiliate, together have purchased a total of 40 acres for a state-of-the-art medical campus.

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I drove by this weekend. It was really, really dead. This was around 6:30 pm on Friday. There were a few cars at Potbelly, a few at Starbucks, and some at HEB, but not as many as I usually see at the Cypress Market. This could have been due to the time and day. These were the only things I could see that were open. Also, there didn't seem to be a lot of construction happening in the empty (unleased) spaces. But there are some areas of the development you can't see from Louetta, maybe there are things happeing there???

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FYI if anyone is interested in this Peri-Peri restaurant:

I actually spoke to the guy that is opening it and it sounds pretty cool. He used to own Paul's Pizza Shop, but says it is going to be an upscale South African themed 2 story restaurant with an expensive wine room and occasionally featuring a jazz band. There is a South African themed spice called Peri-Peri that will be the main ingredient used on many of their chicken, steak and seafood dishes. Said he thought lunch entrees would run around $7 -$10 and probably $20+ for dinner entrees. He said 8000sf, though I thought the Vintage Park website had a smaller amount listed... Expected the website to get updated in about 60 days and to open the restaurant in March 2008 or so...

It's actually Peli Peli. The webpage is up, but no info yet. http://www.pelipeli.com

Anyone have any details on the "Steaks" place listed for this center???

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It's actually Peli Peli. The webpage is up, but no info yet. http://www.pelipeli.com

Anyone have any details on the "Steaks" place listed for this center???

On Peli-Peli - It's a new concept and was originally listed as Peri-Peri on the vintage park website. I guess they either had a change of heart on the restaurant name or it was a typo originally.

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Looks like the Vintage Center (the new construction across Louetta from Vintage Park, and a little further east, is filling up rather quickly.

Nothing too exciting though - Lenny's sub shops, some pastry place, a doughnut place, a realty place and a dentist...

http://www.bpirealty.com/Uploads/Documents...%20-%20Bill.pdf

Another interesting thing on Vintage Park - there used to be MORE places listed (I remember Tossed was a salad restaurant, Earl of Sandwich, etc...) that aren't even listed on the site plan anymore. This thing has been 25% leased for a long time. Didn't they announce this project a couple of years ago???

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Another interesting thing on Vintage Park - there used to be MORE places listed (I remember Tossed was a salad restaurant, Earl of Sandwich, etc...) that aren't even listed on the site plan anymore. This thing has been 25% leased for a long time. Didn't they announce this project a couple of years ago???

Vintage Park is looking bad right now...although, a lot of those strip centers along Louetta on the east side of 249 took a while to fill up. I had high hopes for Vintage Park, but it has been a huge letdown so far...I wonder what is causing the lack of interset. I know there are plenty of consumers with money in the area...maybe it is too close to the 1960-Champions retail centers and too far from the 290 development, and households east of 249 but further north just go to the Woodlands?????

BTW - quoting yourself...I like it....

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The development itself looks great. There's a huge underserved market here, the owners and CBRE must be absolute idiots not to be able to lease the hell out of that development. Everybody's anxious for a grand opening. Where's the good stuff? I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that I hate going to Willowbrook Mall.

Further, as a sign of their lack of marketing prowess, they let HEB have the dominant signage on the Vintage Park marker at the corner of 249 and Louetta. If they had any clue about Branding they'd have put Vintage Park's logo in that premier spot with HEB below.

Also, there's no landscaping on the street side facing 249. Only an ugly fence. In the process of construction, they left some concrete drainage pipes sitting in the woods on the corner by the main sign. I hope its because they're not done yet, because it looks pretty bad.

They should follow The Woodlands model and draw in top-name anchors, offering incentives, everything else will follow.

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The development itself looks great. There's a huge underserved market here, the owners and CBRE must be absolute idiots not to be able to lease the hell out of that development. Everybody's anxious for a grand opening. Where's the good stuff? I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that I hate going to Willowbrook Mall.

Further, as a sign of their lack of marketing prowess, they let HEB have the dominant signage on the Vintage Park marker at the corner of 249 and Louetta. If they had any clue about Branding they'd have put Vintage Park's logo in that premier spot with HEB below.

Also, there's no landscaping on the street side facing 249. Only an ugly fence. In the process of construction, they left some concrete drainage pipes sitting in the woods on the corner by the main sign. I hope its because they're not done yet, because it looks pretty bad.

They should follow The Woodlands model and draw in top-name anchors, offering incentives, everything else will follow.

The development is beginning to look a bit like Lajitas (http://www.lajitas.com/). A really nice ghost town.

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It is now the end of April. I drove into Vintage Park today and noticed that it looks very nice, but they only have a nail salon and shoe store open inside. There are a few stores open on the perimeter and only a Starbuck's and Potbelly for food.

The signs are up, and have been up for a while, for PeliPeli, Shogun, MiaBello, Fish City Grill, and Cheeburger-Cheeburger. However, it does not look like they are doing any work inside of those whatsoever except for Shogun.

Does anyone know exactly what is going on with this place? This is possibly the saddest progress for any project I have ever seen like this. Is there any chance that these restaurants will be open sometime in 2008, let alone this summer?

And whatever happened to the Cheesecake Factory, Ruth's Chris, and bookstore rumors?

Any information would be very helpful and greatly appreciated.

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Looks like they finally made some small updates to the website for the first time in months. A couple of not interesting stores and also some dates.

Cheeburger Cheeburger is coming in July, Fish City Grill this summer, Peli Peli in September, etc...

Also there is a brochure available at the location in the leasing center that shows some additional businesses with Letters of Intent which includes some locations not on the website.

Still - the progress is pretty pathetic and I'm not impressed with the job CBRE is doing at all.

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

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You can say that again. I walked around the place the other day. I was amazed at how great it looked. However, I had this horribly haunting feeling like I was in a ghost town (and essentially was).

From the looks of the tenant list, there won't be any real places where people can just come and hang out for a while (like a bookstore or music store).

And yet, they are starting on phase II, as if that is going to lease or make the whole thing lease faster.

Like I said, it's probably the saddest bit of development I've ever seen.

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