Ganni, a Copenhagen-based contemporary fashion brand focused on sustainable women’s apparel, opened its first Houston store off the garden room in the 888 Westheimer building of Montrose Collective. The store joins other recently opened retailers, including fine jewelry retailer Brilliant Earth and Laguna Beach-based casual jewelry brand Gorjana at Montrose Collective, a development of Radom Capital planned for 25 unique merchants, chefs and wellness concepts, in addition to offices and a public library.
Nando’s Peri-Peri, a global South African restaurant brand known for spicy flame-grilled chicken, is expanding to Texas. Initial locations are planned in Spring 2023 in Post Oak Plaza, a center at Post Oak Boulevard and San Felipe in Uptown undergoing a redevelopment by Houston-based Levcor, followed by La Centerra at Cinco Ranch in Katy. Founded in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1987, the chain has grown to nearly 50 restaurants in and around Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Chicago since entering the U.S. in 2008. The recipes use peri-peri, or African bird’s eye chili peppers, for marinating chicken and in sauces. Michael Hsu Office of Architecture will design the 3,200-square-foot space for Nando’s in Post Oak Plaza, which is also home to Kenny & Ziggi’s New York Delicatessen. The restaurant, with 80 seats inside and another 80 seats on an L-shaped patio, will feature a collection of South African contemporary art. Both the tenant and the landlord were represented in the transaction by Shop Cos.