Retail wrap: Beard Papa’s, OKA, Jersey Mike’s Subs open new locations
By Katherine Feser – Staff writer, Houston Chronical
Beard Papa’s, a Japanese pastry chain selling bite-sized desserts and customizable cream puffs, will open in the Market at Springwoods Village on April 17. The 1,200-square-foot store at 2174 Spring Stuebner Road in Spring is the first Beard Papa’s opening for franchisee May Hsiao, who was represented by Eric Lestin at Cushman & Wakefield. Lauren Heimann represented landlord Regency Centers. Houston-based Prominent Construction Group served as the general contractor. The opening festivities will include a dragon and lion dance show.
Founded in Osaka in 1999, Beard Papa’s has more than 400 stores worldwide. It sells cream puffs made with chocolate, green tea and other pastry shells combined with various fillings. It is the third Houston area location for Beard Papa’s, which joins Jinya Ramen Bar, Tarka Indian Kitchen, B. Good, MOD Pizza, Torchy’s Tacos, Zoe’s Kitchen, Cold Stone Creamery, Big Salad and Chick-Fil-A at the center.
OKA, a British interiors brand, opened its first U.S. location with a 9,000-square-foot store at 3461 W. Alabama south of the River Oaks neighborhood. The space previously housed a Wisteria home furnishings store. The landlord is George M. Britton.
A Crunch Fitness franchisee signed a 30,240-square-foot lease for the first of eight locations planned for Fort Bend and Brazoria counties. Neal Thomson of NewQuest Properties represented the tenant in leasing the vacant Michael’s store in First Colony Commons at 15385 Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land. Kristen Barker of Wulfe & Co. represented the Dallas-based landlord, TPP 306 First Colony LLC. Opening is planned in October.
Uniform Specialists of Katy renewed at Katy Freeway Plaza, 22121 Katy Freeway. Joaquin Orozco and Eric Broussard of Resolut RE represented the landlord.
Jersey Mike’s Subs opened at 9811 W. Broadway in Pearland. The location is operated by franchise owners Willie and Bebe Mora.
Round Top Collection, a store specializing in home furnishings, holiday décor and customizable home accents and decorative items, leased 2,100 square feet in the Baybrook Village Shopping Center, at 1531 W. Bay Area Blvd., Webster. Debbie Adams of Edge Realty Partners represented the tenant. Elise Weatherall represented the landlord, Wulfe & Co.
Port of Peri Peri, a Portugese restaurant, leased 2,400 square feet at NewQuest’s Market Square at Eldridge center at the southwest corner of Westheimer Road at Eldridge Parkway. Tan Le of Address Commercial Real Estate represented the tenant.
Toasted Yolk Cafe, a Houston-based breakfast and lunch restaurant founded by Chris Milton and Matthew DeMott, will expand outside of Texas by bringing in franchisees to establish the brand in Memphis, Tenn. and Dothan, Ala. It is also looking to expand in south Florida. The expansion comes on the heels of an opening in League City. The next cafe will open in Bellaire Town Center in June. Houston Chronical Article…