Retail Wrap

Retail Wrap: Emerson Sloan in Rice Village; El Tiempo Cantina in west Houston; Elizabeth Anthony | Esther Wolf remodel in Uptown Park; Massage Envy in Tomball; Kiehl’s in The Woodlands

By Katherine Feser on April 23, 2014 at 12:51 PM

A listing of retailers and restaurants that have signed leases in the Houston area recently:

  • Emerson Sloan– Modern Goods for Happy Occasions opened a brick and mortar shop this week at 2414 Rice Blvd. in Rice Village. The store provides unique products such as linen cocktail napkins with fun designs, beverage accessories, banners, gift wrap, party gifts and other items for planning stylish parties.
  • El Tiempo Cantinahas signed a lease for a 7,000-square-foot Tex Mex restaurant at the Woodlake Square shopping center at Westheimer and Tanglewilde. With this lease, which is scheduled to begin in June, the recently redeveloped shopping center is 97.3 percent leased with Randall’s, Jos. A. Bank and GNC as tenants. The center is owned by AmREIT. The location will be the chain’s seventh restaurant.
  • Elizabeth Anthony | Esther Wolfis expanding and rebranding its boutique in Uptown Park. The store will total 7,500 square feet after taking over the former 1,960-square-foot David Brown Floral. Russell and Rame Hruska of Intexure Architects are leading the design of the entire space and will work with interior designer John Kidd of Houston. The name of the store will be simplified to Elizabeth Anthony when work is completed in August. The luxury women’s boutique has operated as Elizabeth Anthony | Esther Wolf since owner Julie Roberts combined the two brands 12 years ago. The Esther Wolf name has been around for 60 years. The store will be located between Ceron Hair Studio and M Penner at 1180-08 Uptown Park Blvd. The store will remain open during the renovation. 
  • David Pittman and Brad Bundy are opening the first Exercise Coachlocation in the Houston area at 4060 Bissonnet. Eight Houston-area locations are planned in the next five years. Courtney Bastien will serve as manager, and Grant English will serve as lead coach and education specialist. The national franchise is designed to offer efficient workouts where clients of all fitness levels perform two 20-minute sessions a week using specialized exercise equipment with the guidance of personal coaches. Founded in 2000, the Exercise Coach has 22 locations, with another 35 in development throughout the U.S.
  • Massage Envyhas leased a 3,600 square feet for a new clinic in Tomball Marketplace at the southwest corner of Texas 249 and FM 2920 in Tomball. Among the other tenants in the center are Academy Sports + outdoors, Marshall’s, Kohl’s and Panera Bread. The landlord is Weingarten Realty.
  • A California family trust has purchased a ground-leasedChick Fil-A under construction at the southwest corner of Dairy Ashford and Perthshire Road in a 1031 exchange transaction. Opening is anticipated this summer. Todd A. Carlson of Hunington Properties represented the seller, a private developer.
  • Kiehl’splans to open at the end of May in The Woodlands Mall next to the soon-to-be Nordstrom. The retailer sells natural skin care, beauty and cosmetic products.
  • Twin Peaks, the mountain lodge-themed sports restaurant, recently opened its fifth Houston-area restaurant at 11335 Katy Freeway near Interstate 10 and Kirkwood.