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Ganni sustainable women’s apparel debuts at Montrose Collective

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.

The Pop-Up Co-Op, a venture of Cara Carbajal selling locally sourced women’s apparel and accessories, unique art and home decor, is now open at M-K-T Heights. The store, which relocated from the Shops at Arrive, is focused on providing an outlet for female-driven businesses. The merchandise ranges from lingerie and swimwear to handmade jewelry, kimonos and upcycled vintage China with brands such as Alice d ’Italia, Shop 1988, Kimono Zulu, Verameat, Primecut Handbags and Tutu & Lilli. The store is in building one at 600 N. Shepherd Drive at Sixth Street between Chloe Dao and DYI. M-K-T is a development of Triten Real Estate Partners and Radom Capital.

Performance Pilates leased 2,000 square feet at 5128 Texas Avenue in Sugar Land Town Square for its second Pilates studio in Sugar Land. Michelle Long and Cody Robbins opened the first location in 2010. The boutique fitness studio will offer small group and private classes this summer, joining other Sugar Land Town Square fitness studios, including F45 Fitness, Revolution Studio and Yes Yoga. Owner Lionstone Investments is redeveloping and rebranding the 1.4-million-square-foot Sugar Land Town Square, which includes office, residential and hotel components, in collaboration with place-making firm Rebees and Planned Community Developers.

The Grand Music School leased space in the Long Meadow Plaza at 7909 W. Grand Parkway South in Richmond. Larson Riff of Friedman Real Estate represented the tenant.

Furniture by Lucia leased space at Ashford West Shopping Center, 14520-D Memorial Drive. Jason Gibbons of Finial Group represented the landlord.

Edward D. Jones & Co. leased 2,260 square feet for a financial services advisory office in the Mont Belvieu Retail Center on Lakes of Champions Boulevard in Mont Belvieu. Nick Jasien and Larson Riff of Friedman Real Estate brokered the lease.

Sugaring NYC leased 1,502 square feet at University Commons, 13513 University Blvd., Sugar Land. Brian Clayton of Resolut RE represented the tenant.

Cordovan Art School leased 3,080 square feet in the Greentrails Shopping Center, at 1627 S. Fry Road in Katy. Bea Naranjo of Moseley Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord. Katherine Wildman and Bunny McLeod of Wulfe & Co. represented the tenant.

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