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11 hours ago, dbigtex56 said:

After reading this post several times, I must confess that it still mystifies me.  
What "major improvements" might be made here, and to what? What's meant by "where the other businesses were previously"? What does any of this have to do with "A facelift of sorts"? Why would the individual lots need to be consolidated if there's no future plans to do something else with the properties? After all, they've been each sitting on their own little happy lots for decades. 
If someone can explain this to me, I thank you in advance. 

They make them look more appealing, better sidewalks, add outdoor seating options, add better landscaping, facelift (as you mentioned)... 

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I really love the materials they used on this place. I think decades from now people will consider this to be a rather distinct and special building, while junkier less interesting structures being built around now will be nearing end of life.

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6 hours ago, clutchcity94 said:

Montrose Collective’s flagship tenant, Live Nation, is certainly in some hot water after Friday’s tragedy at the Astroworld festival...

I have no idea how they'll make it out of this one but from what I've heard, they have a track record of violations. What happened this past weekend is truly one of the most tragic events in this city. 

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Since these festivals are so common and usually go off without a hitch, I really feel like for the most part it is no ones fault except those that promoted the surge (whoever that may be...) and those that did so. I think there was probably no way that anyone, security or otherwise, could have prevented this tragedy and it is so sad and horrible for sure. I tend to think that these crowded festivals can be problematic and wonder if there is going to be a time where they will have assigned sections or barriers or similar as that is the only way i can think of that these can continue without things like this happening... anyone else have thoughts or ideas how we can still have these festivals safely? I definitely enjoy ACL, Freaky Deaky, etc so hope these can continue...

One note...i have only experienced something like this on a lesser level...i used to regularly go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and have been trapped a few times in the crowd surge on Burbon Street...its like a giant wave and you have absolutely no control over which way you are forced to lean or fall etc... so i know how scary that can be and can only image what these concert goers experienced....scary stuff for sure. 

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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2021/12/22/416147/congressional-panel-investigates-deadly-astroworld-concert/?fbclid=IwAR05q9R3iqOZbLIvHYt3Y2i6gD9C_YzqiEZyPPQwlgX0ql2cYp-39mPmkYo 

Looks like we may be talking about another tenant leasing out Live Nation’s space pretty soon. I wonder how this will affect their new music venue in POST

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I scrolled through the posts from 2020 to the present and couldn't locate any mention of the potential retailers in one of the early marketing brochures for Montrose Collective. The only post I found included a few (like Van Leeuwen, La La Land, and a few others), but it didn't list all the prospective tenants listed.

In the earlier marketing brochures, Barcelona Wine Bar and Bartaco were listed as businesses interested in opening at Montrose Collective. Both restaurants were removed from later brochures.

However, last week I came across a LLC for Barcelona Montrose LLC. It's tied to the restaurant group operating other Barcelona and Bartaco locations. Does anyone know if Barcelona has signed on to open at Montrose Collective after all? Or will this open elsewhere in the Montrose area (that's not part of the Montrose Collective mixed-use)?

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On 1/20/2022 at 7:03 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

 

Unlike the previous site plans, the most recent retail brochure includes an updated site plan listing tenants and prospective tenants.

 

Food & beverage tenants 

• Uchi 

• Idle Hands

• Van Leeuwen (leased)

• La La Land (leased)

• Marmo (leased)

• Graffiti (leased)

• Chelsea Oyster Bar (leased)

• Picnik (leased)

• TBA bottle shop (in lease)

 

Retail tenants

• Reformation (leased)

• State & Liberty (leased)

• Eye Elegance (leased)

• TBA sustainable food wear shop (in lease)

• Amano (leased)

• Buck Mason (leased)

• TBA jewelry shop (leased)

• TBA jewelry shop (in lease)

• TBA jewelry shop (in lease)

• TBA women's apparel store (letter of intent)

• TBA women's apparel store (letter of intent)

• TBA men's apparel store (letter of intent)

• TBA athleisure store (letter of intent)

 

Services

• Hue Salon (leased, relocating)

• Sunluxe Tanning (leased)

• TBA nail salon (letter of intent)

• TBA med spa (in lease)

• Bayou City Smiles (leased)

• Ivirma (leased)

• Solidcore (leased)

 

The med spa may be Sisu. It's listed as a tenant in the most recent brochure.

 

 

Possible tenants and/or businesses interested in Montrose Collective according to the most recent retail leasing brochure:

• Ganni (women's apparel)

• Rowan (men's apparel)

• Scotch & Soda (clothing store)

• Rothy's (sustainable shoe & bag store)

• Gorjana (jewelry store)

• Mejuri (jewelry store)

• Vuori (athleisure & activewear apparel)

• Rhone (men's fitness & activewear apparel)

 

 

And another possible retail tenant according to entity filings:

• Glosslab (nail salon)

 

 

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On 8/25/2021 at 2:47 PM, Urbannizer said:

Phase II (Montrose Collective Southwest) planned for the west side of Grant St.

 

SubdivisionPlatPDF_20210823-PLAT-MONTROSE COLLECTIVE SOUTHWEST.54113.pdf 576.42 kB · 90 downloads

 

On 8/25/2021 at 3:26 PM, dbigtex56 said:

What does this portend?
If I understand correctly, it has been replatted to make Uchi and the other building east of Aladdin part of a single reserve.
Will this allow for the construction of another large building (and the demolition of the current ones)?

 

On 9/13/2021 at 2:09 PM, wilcal said:

Thought I would post here first in case I'm missing something, but Uchi/Hue Salon/Rosemont re-platted to Unrestricted by a "Montrose Collective Southwest" by Radom. 

Did I miss something? They bought it 2 years ago, but I thought Uchi was staying. 

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On 8/29/2021 at 12:46 PM, architeckton said:

It’s not being torn down or replaced. It’s major improvements to where the other businesses were previously. A facelift of sorts. I’m addition, the new plat is filed for change of ownership and consolidation of previous lots. 

 

On 10/16/2021 at 8:31 PM, IntheKnowHouston said:

@architecktont is correct regarding the Montrose Collective Southwest plat or phase two. A rendering of the proposed renovations to the collection of buildings that include Uchi and soon-to-open Idle Hands was included in the latest Montrose Collective leasing brochure. It's located on page 14 - really small and easy to miss.

 

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Here is the visual from the brochure to get a better idea of what the renovations may entail.

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The most recent retail brochure for Montrose Collective includes an updated rendering of 906 Westheimer, showing a glimpse of how the facade renovation may look once completed.

There is also a site plan for that portion and of Montrose Collective.

 

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11 minutes ago, trymahjong said:

A restaurant named ,  Graffiti………hmmmmmmmmm

I was wondering if there was a connection to the Graffiti that used to be on Fairview and Taft?

 

No. The restaurant named Graffiti is not connected to the shuttered Montrose restaurant Gratifi (pronounced "gratify"). It's also not connected to the long gone Graffiti's on Union St from Piper Hospitality (off Washington Ave).

As I commented above, Graffiti, which is opening at Montrose Collective, is a new restaurant concept from Clark Cooper Concepts.

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1 hour ago, IntheKnowHouston said:

I saw this a few days ago too. Unlike most of the food and beverage tenants so far at Montrose Collective, Graffiti ( 1001 California St, Suite B-101) is local. This is a new restaurant concept from Clark Cooper Concepts, I believe.

 

 

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2 hours ago, IntheKnowHouston said:

 

Unlike the previous site plans, the most recent retail brochure includes an updated site plan listing tenants and prospective tenants.

 

Food & beverage tenants 

• Uchi 

• Idle Hands

• Van Leeuwen (leased)

• La La Land (leased)

• Marmo (leased)

• Graffiti (leased)

• Chelsea Oyster Bar (leased)

• Picnik (leased)

• TBA bottle shop (in lease)

 

Retail tenants

• Reformation (leased)

• State & Liberty (leased)

• Eye Elegance (leased)

• TBA sustainable food wear shop (in lease)

• Amano (leased)

• Buck Mason (leased)

• TBA jewelry shop (leased)

• TBA jewelry shop (in lease)

• TBA jewelry shop (in lease)

• TBA women's apparel store (letter of intent)

• TBA women's apparel store (letter of intent)

• TBA men's apparel store (letter of intent)

• TBA athleisure store (letter of intent)

 

Services

• Hue Salon (leased)

• Sunluxe Tanning (leased)

• TBA nail salon (letter of intent)

• TBA med spa (in lease)

• Bayou City Smiles (leased)

• Ivirma (leased)

 

 

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Have many of these tenants opened shop yet? A friend and I had dinner in Montrose when I was in town last week and I went by to see this, my first time since it's been built. We were both pretty impressed - my friend is not normally into architecture and had never been to Montrose before (lives in Sugarland) but sat down in one of the chairs on the patio and just took it in. The live oaks along Grant are fantastic. Only drawback was that the place was completely dead. When we walked back to Westheimer and were looking around at the shops along the street, he commented, "This place is like mini-Austin." Which I thought was funny but a little annoying, since I'm pretty sure Westheimer was what it is before Austin became what it is.

Everything along Westheimer east of the Montrose Blvd intersection looked pretty great, but when you look west across the intersection, the momentum all dies. Can't wait to see what Skanska has planned for the empty lot. This needs to be one of Houston's handful of walkable neighborhoods. Hardly any human life visible outside, although it was Sunday night so not the best time. The gas station at the northwest corner is a real shame but if everything else starts going vertical, maybe it goes away before long. The McDonald's at the corner of Yoakum is also unfortunate, I didn't remember it there. Ate at Acme Oyster House and it was fairly good but overpriced.

Honestly when we turned onto Shepherd from 59, that street hit me with "This is Houston and it is great," so much eclectic density. Westheimer east of Shepherd seemed less exciting, kind of listless. Just an impression though.

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12 hours ago, H-Town Man said:

Westheimer east of Shepherd seemed less exciting, kind of listless. Just an impression though.

A correct impression, IMO. 
The conditions that make Austin's South Congress Ave such fun also made Lower Westheimer a destination back in the day .
Unfortunately, unsympathetic development has eroded Westheimer's  density over the years. Every chain restaurant (I'm looking at you, Raising Cane's and McDonalds), every strip mall with parking in front, every vacant lot serves as a disincentive for pedestrians. 
I hope that future development can help sew the fabric of the street back together (and that Skanska doesn't take forever to start moving dirt).
 

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17 hours ago, dbigtex56 said:

A correct impression, IMO. 
The conditions that make Austin's South Congress Ave such fun also made Lower Westheimer a destination back in the day .
Unfortunately, unsympathetic development has eroded Westheimer's  density over the years. Every chain restaurant (I'm looking at you, Raising Cane's and McDonalds), every strip mall with parking in front, every vacant lot serves as a disincentive for pedestrians. 
I hope that future development can help sew the fabric of the street back together (and that Skanska doesn't take forever to start moving dirt).
 

That's too bad. I remember driving down this section of Westheimer (west of Montrose Blvd) in the past and it was always quite interesting. I once had a visitor with me say, "This is the real Houston." This time as I drove east from Shepherd, just as I started to say "Okay, here's where it gets good," I saw the McDonald's and my heart sank.

Edit - it looks like a McDonald's was always there, it was just rebuilt. Same with a couple of the other strip centers. Overall a lot of lateral moves in terms of density and walkability, except of course for MC.

 

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Another company called Contour Global is taking one of the 3rd level offices. They are based in London and it seems they specialize in..........

Our global team applies our best-in-class technical and management expertise in traditional and innovative technologies to energize local economies and communities around the world."

https://www.contourglobal.com

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On 1/27/2022 at 4:30 PM, gene said:

More about the restaurants to open this year! 

Six New Restaurants to Open in Houston’s Montrose Collective in 2022

exciting stuff!

https://houston.eater.com/2022/1/26/22902565/new-houston-restaurants-montrose-collective

 

 

It's the same restaurants and information I listed above last week. I emailed Eater Houston and other news outlets with dedicated dining coverage about the newer additions (that weren't previously reported) last week after I posted the brochure in the forum. It's probably why Radom Capital issued a press release due to multiple inquiries from local publications.

 

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On 1/20/2022 at 7:26 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

 

Unlike the previous site plans, the most recent retail brochure includes an updated site plan listing tenants and prospective tenants.

 

Food & beverage tenants 

• Uchi 

• Idle Hands

• Van Leeuwen (leased)

• La La Land (leased)

• Marmo (leased)

• Graffiti (leased)

• Chelsea Oyster Bar (leased)

• Picnik (leased)

• TBA bottle shop (in lease)

 

Retail tenants

• Reformation (leased)

• State & Liberty (leased)

• Eye Elegance (leased)

• TBA sustainable food wear shop (in lease)

• Amano (leased)

• Buck Mason (leased)

• TBA jewelry shop (leased)

• TBA jewelry shop (in lease)

• TBA jewelry shop (in lease)

• TBA women's apparel store (letter of intent)

• TBA women's apparel store (letter of intent)

• TBA men's apparel store (letter of intent)

• TBA athleisure store (letter of intent)

 

Services

• Hue Salon (leased, relocating)

• Sunluxe Tanning (leased)

• TBA nail salon (letter of intent)

• TBA med spa (in lease)

• Bayou City Smiles (leased)

• Ivirma (leased)

• Solidcore (leased)

 

The med spa may be Sisu. It's listed as a tenant in the most recent brochure.

 

 

Possible tenants and/or businesses interested in Montrose Collective according to the most recent retail leasing brochure:

• Ganni (women's apparel)

• Rowan (men's apparel)

• Scotch & Soda (clothing store)

• Rothy's (sustainable shoe & bag store)

• Gorjana (jewelry store)

• Mejuri (jewelry store)

• Vuori (athleisure & activewear apparel)

• Rhone (men's fitness & activewear apparel)

 

 

And another possible retail tenant according to entity filings:

• Glosslab (nail salon)

 

 

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On 1/18/2022 at 5:24 PM, hindesky said:

 

On 1/20/2022 at 6:44 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

I saw this a few days ago too. Unlike most of the food and beverage tenants so far at Montrose Collective, Graffiti ( 1001 California St, Suite B-101) is local. This is a new restaurant concept from Clark Cooper Concepts, I believe.

 

On 1/20/2022 at 7:56 AM, trymahjong said:

A restaurant named ,  Graffiti………hmmmmmmmmm

I was wondering if there was a connection to the Graffiti that used to be on Fairview and Taft?

 

On 1/20/2022 at 8:04 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

 

No. The restaurant named Graffiti is not connected to the shuttered Montrose restaurant Gratifi (pronounced "gratify"). It's also not connected to the long gone Graffiti's on Union St from Piper Hospitality (off Washington Ave).

As I commented above, Graffiti, which is opening at Montrose Collective, is a new restaurant concept from Clark Cooper Concepts.

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Here is more from Houston Chronicle on Graffiti, the new restaurant from Clark Cooper Concepts or related hospitality group Good Vibe Hospitality. This is opening at 1001 California St,  Suite B-101 within Montrose Collective.

 

From the article:

Another soon-to-be-announced Houston hospitality group will be heading Graffiti Raw, a restaurant inspired by the casual vibes of California's Venice Beach and the food culture of Tulum in Mexico — "the kind of place that's open for brunch and early lunch (where) you can show up in shorts, you can show up in jeans, and then in the evening it's a really fun spot," said Radom.

Expect a focus on raw dishes like ceviche as well as fire-grilled meats and seafood. Radom says the secret chef is "a very-well traveled guy."

 

https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/dining/exciting-new-restaurants-shops-coming-to-16809379

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On 1/20/2022 at 7:26 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

 

Unlike the previous site plans, the most recent retail brochure includes an updated site plan listing tenants and prospective tenants.

 

Food & beverage tenants 

• Uchi 

• Idle Hands

• Van Leeuwen (leased)

• La La Land (leased)

• Marmo (leased)

• Graffiti (leased)

• Chelsea Oyster Bar (leased)

• Picnik (leased)

• TBA bottle shop (in lease)

 

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Houston Chronicle has more details about Chelsea Oyster Bar than the article from Water Houston. Chelsea Oyster Bar will be located at 888 Westheimer (I don't know the suite number) in Montrose Collective.

 

Blurb from Houston Chronicle:

An oyster bar called Chelsea is also in the works by a Dallas-based group that has tapped a yet-to-be-disclosed Houston chef. The concept will have a large patio space shaded by live oak trees, and serve oysters, seafood and drink classics like martinis.

 

https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/dining/exciting-new-restaurants-shops-coming-to-16809379

 

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On 1/20/2022 at 7:26 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

 

Unlike the previous site plans, the most recent retail brochure includes an updated site plan listing tenants and prospective tenants.

 

Food & beverage tenants 

• Uchi 

• Idle Hands

• Van Leeuwen (leased)

• La La Land (leased)

• Marmo (leased)

• Graffiti (leased)

• Chelsea Oyster Bar (leased)

• Picnik (leased)

• TBA bottle shop (in lease)

 

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Houston Chronicle reported a few details about the TBA bottle shop coming to Montrose Collective, 888 Westheimer:

 

"Radom teased a new wine bar and bottle shop, run by the former manager of "a very well-known Montrose restaurant" who has worked in Houston for a long time. It will serve a concise food menu of sandwiches and salads."

 

https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/dining/exciting-new-restaurants-shops-coming-to-16809379

 

 

I think the bottle shop and cafe coming to Montrose Collective at 888 Westheimer Rd is probably Flora's. The name may also be Flora"s Bottle Shop. 

Flora's was planned for another location nearby in Montrose last year. However, going off Houston Chronicle's reporting, it seems the wine bar & cafe could be Flora's.

Last spring, Flora's created an Instagram for its business. 

https://www.instagram.com/florasbottleshop/

https://florasbottleshop.com

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6 hours ago, IntheKnowHouston said:

 

It's the same restaurants and information I listed above last week. I emailed Eater Houston and other news outlets with dedicated dining coverage about the newer additions (that weren't previously reported) last week after I posted the brochure in the forum. It's probably why Radom Capital issued a press release due to multiple inquiries from local publications.

 

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Personally,  I'd rather keep leaked info here for us to enjoy and allow the developers to release information to news outlets based on their PR group's carefully thought through plan. 

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On 1/29/2022 at 7:03 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:
On 1/20/2022 at 7:26 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

 

Unlike the previous site plans, the most recent retail brochure includes an updated site plan listing tenants and prospective tenants.

 

Food & beverage tenants 

• Uchi 

• Idle Hands

• Van Leeuwen (leased)

• La La Land (leased)

• Marmo (leased)

• Graffiti (leased)

• Chelsea Oyster Bar (leased)

• Picnik (leased)

• TBA bottle shop (in lease)

 

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Houston Chronicle reported a few details about the TBA bottle shop coming to Montrose Collective, 888 Westheimer:

 

"Radom teased a new wine bar and bottle shop, run by the former manager of "a very well-known Montrose restaurant" who has worked in Houston for a long time. It will serve a concise food menu of sandwiches and salads."

 

https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/dining/exciting-new-restaurants-shops-coming-to-16809379

 

 

I think the bottle shop and cafe coming to Montrose Collective at 888 Westheimer Rd is probably Flora's. The name may also be Flora"s Bottle Shop. 

Flora's was planned for another location nearby in Montrose last year. However, going off Houston Chronicle's reporting, it seems the wine bar & cafe could be Flora's.

Last spring, Flora's created an Instagram for its business. 

https://www.instagram.com/florasbottleshop/

https://florasbottleshop.com

 

Looks like Flora's (Flora's Bottle Shop) is indeed opening its wine shop and sandwich cafe at Montrose Collective, 888 Westheimer.

Over the weekend, Flora's updated their Instagram bio with the inclusion of Montrose Collective. The shop also posted an update to its page yesterday, as well as an Instagram story announcing their forthcoming retail shop and wine bar at Montrose Collective.

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