December 8, 2014
River Oaks District Scores More High-End Tenants
Houston Business Journal
River Oaks District, a high-end mixed-use development under construction near the Galleria area, has more luxury retail tenants lined up.
CultureMap recently reported that New York-based luxury fitness chain Equinox plans to occupy nearly 35,000 square feet on two floors. It will offer a wide variety of fitness, nutrition and health classes and include a full-service spa, according to CultureMap.
Additionally, the Houston Chronicle also reports that Dene Oliver, CEO of San Diego-based OliverMcMillan, which is developing the River Oaks District, recently revealed 18 new retailers and five new restaurants for the 15-acre development.
The retailers include such luxury brands as Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Giuseppe Zanotti and L'Occitane. Among the restaurants are Italian, French/Vietnamese and upscale American eateries, as well as a traditional bistro and a pizza-and-pasta restaurant, according to the Chronicle.
Last summer, OliverMcMillan broke ground on the project, which is on Westheimer Road inside the 610 Loop, between the Galleria mall and the Highland Village shopping center. The complex is scheduled to open in the spring of 2015 with 252,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, cafés and a cinema, along with 92,000 square feet of office space and 279 residential units. Florida-based iPic-Gold Class Entertainment LLC is planning an eight-screen, 560-seat luxury theater at the development.
Earlier this year, OliverMcMillan announced four luxury retailers— Cartier, Dior, Hermès and Tom Ford — would open stores at the River Oaks District.
River Oaks District will compete with the Galleria and Uptown Park for Houston's luxury consumers. Both currently have large renovation projects planned or underway.
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