Yardbird Furniture, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Russo’s New York Pizzeria open new locations

Marcel Boulevard, an outdoor-focused retail, restaurant and office development in the Grand Central Park community of Conroe, has announced a new round of tenants. The center, on Interstate 45 and Grand Central Parkway, is a project of Marcel, a commercial real estate development and property management company based in The Woodlands. The new tenants are made up of Mezze#1 Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar, Camila’s Mexican Restaurant, F45 Training fitness and Malibu Nails & Spa. Previously announced tenants include Voodoo Grille, Perfect Round sports bar, Strategic Mind Games, Apex Executive Suites and Edward Jones. Several tenants should open in the spring, others will follow this year. Marcel Boulevard consists of 68,160 square feet of restaurant and retail space, 32,400 square feet of executive office space, and special events and entertainment spaces on the ground floor. Grand Central Park is a community planned by Johnson Development Corp.

Based in Houston Gulf Coast Commercial Group purchased Baybrook Passage Shopping Center, a 189,334 square foot center on 20.5 acres at 19425 Gulf Freeway in Webster. The seller, Passage Realty, was represented by CBRE. Danny Miller of Gulf Coast Commercial Group will oversee leasing of the center, which is nearly 80% occupied by tenants including Best Buy, Staples, Memorial Hermann Urgent Care, DXL Casual Male, Mia’s Table, Torchy’s Tacos, Pei Wei Asian Kitchen and The Joint. The new owner plans to upgrade and bring the first market tenants to the centre, which was developed in 2003 opposite the Baybrook Shopping Centre.

Yardbird furniture , a retailer of outdoor furniture made from recycled materials, has leased 4,722 square feet at 2433 University Blvd in Rice Village for its first store in Texas. Matthew Reed with Shop Cos. represented Yardbird. Ryan Neyland of Davis Commercial represented the owner, the Toomey-Guseman family.

Van Leeuwen ice cream opened its third Houston location at Montrose Collective, 888 Westheimer. Other stores are in Rice Village at 2565 Amherst and Uptown Park. New York-based Van Leeuwen teamed up with Christine Ha, chef/owner of Xin Chao and the Blind Goat, on a new flavor called “Bananas for Cheese” for the opener.

Telegram Co., a new venture from Houston chef Monica Pope and Henderson & Kane general store chef John Avila and Veronica Hernandez, signed a lease in the Houston-based Crossbell Ventures boutique development at 2601 and 2611 Baylor St. in the neighborhood of Sunset Heights. Crossbell Ventures brought in Philip Ewald Architecture and Corinthian Contracting to spearhead the redevelopment of the 1930s building. Moss Landscaping completed the landscape design and installation. Daniel Feigelson and Dan Zimmerman of Newform Real Estate represented the owner. The collaboration will include an all-day cafe/bakery, coffee, beer and wine, and bespoke groceries.

BCRN aestheticsa medical spa and skin care clinic, leased 2,997 square feet at 920 Westcott. Kim Bernick of Transwestern represented the owner, Greystar and Clarion Partners. Craig Appleby with Re/Max represented the tenant.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Italian Food is now open at the Lakeland Village Center in the community of Bridgeland at 10615 Fry Road. Since chef Anthony Russo opened his first pizzeria in Galveston in 1985, the chain has grown to more than 50 locations across the United States. Marissa Moreau, leasing manager for The Howard Hughes Corp., represented the landlord.

Liquidation of Sheffield and Sheffield leased 40,000 square feet in Crosby Crossing, at 14039 FM 2100 in Crosby. Lauren Shepperd represented the owner, Williamsburg Enterprises.

Rosati’s pizza leased 1,951 square feet at Riverstone Place, a Wulfe & Co. development at 18802 University Blvd in Sugar Land. Bruce Frankel of Frankel Development Group represented the tenant. Kristen Barker of Wulfe & Co. represented the owner.

Mardi Gras leased 1,112 square feet at Gulf [email protected], 2008 S. Wayside Drive. Andrew Alvis of NewQuest Properties represented the tenant. Campbell Anderson and Greg Lee of Orr Commercial represented the owner, Wayside Project Ltd.1.

Large lots renewed at North Oaks Shopping Center, 4701 FM 1960 W. Taki Dallis and Jim Thompson of Resolut RE represented the owner.

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