If you live West of the Galleria in the Memorial or Town and Country area you might have been wondering what in the world they've been working on for the past couple years there nestled behind the Mall along the East side of Beltway 8.
The answer: A little bit of everything!
Houston CityCentre is shaping up to be the residential/retail/entertainment/hospitality mecca of the near West side. (The website is full of photos and great information.) Restaurants and businesses are actively hiring and the targeted opening date is sometime in August or September. Whatever the final go date is this place promises the world.
Tucked in the Southeast corner of the Beltway 8 and I-10 Interchange, CityCentre is located in Texas' wealthiest zip code boasting a median household income over $200k per year. And this new venture promises to give them just the place to spend it. CityCentre could seriously rival the Galleria in terms of accessibility and sheer entertainment opportunities. Class A office space, hotels, convention centers, brownstones, lofts, penthouse apartments, upscale shopping, entertainment and dining, there just isn't much left out.
The list of committed ventures is impressive including Hotel Sorella (a 244 room luxury hotel by Valencia) The Norris Conference Center, Life Time Athletic and Amegy Bank. Also included is a fine venue for sophisticated shopping at retailers such as Sur La Table, Anthropologie and Bailey Banks and Biddle as well as restaurants including Straits, Yard House, Eddie V's, The Wine Loft, Brio and a Studio Movie Grill (for those of you who just can't make time for dinner AND a movie).
This is very exciting. Not just because it is a new place for me to explore. This is very exciting for just about anyone who lives West of Downtown and North of 59. Shopping and fun while headed WEST! It will be fun to watch this develop. Stay tuned for updates.