Café Sol Kitchen & Bar adds dining option for Meridiana and neighbors too

December 14, 2018 GMT

Meridiana, a development of Rise Communities along Texas 288 in the Manvel area, announced the opening of Café Sol Kitchen & Bar in its lakefront Oasis Village amenity center at 4003 Meridiana Parkway. Schiller Del Grande Restaurant Group designed the space and Jeremy Greenhouse of Extraordinary Creations created the menu. The restaurant is open to residents and the public.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila has a new location in the Galleria near Saks Fifth Avenue. It is part of Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts, along with North Italia, Flower Child and other brands.

Seafood Island has leased 4,150 square feet in the Westheimer Marketplace Shopping Center, 12523-12589 Westheimer, for its first Houston location. Jason Gaines of NAI Partners represented the landlord. Opening is planned by April.

Salon Lofts will make its debut in Houston in the Trader Joe’s-anchored Alabama Shepherd Shopping Center, at Shepherd and Alabama, in fall 2019. The salon, which provides space and support to independent beauty professionals, will occupy 6,053 square feet. Brad Kilbride represented the landlord, Weingarten Realty. Greg Stanislawski of The Retail Strategy represented the tenant. Salon Lofts has 122 locations nationwide.

SaladHead has leased 1,530 square feet at 5410 Kirby from RMG. Andrew Alvis of NewQuest Properties represented the tenant. Rachael Keener of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord.

Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers has signed a ground lease at 14508 Memorial for a new location on the site of the former Ta Hua Restaurant, which closed last year. Greg Slusky with Sluco Realty represented the tenant. Paula Hohl of Wulfe & Co. represented the landlord.

Focus Optical has expanded its location in Hughes Landing to 3,304 square feet, bringing the retail portion of the mixed-use development on Lake Woodlands to full occupancy, The Howard Hughes Corp. announced.

Next Level Urgent Care has leased 2,087 square feet at the Shops at Maircopa, 8350 N. Fry Road, Cypress. Jonathan Aron represented the landlord, Hunington Properties.

The city of Friendswood announced new businesses, including Delta Fitness, 804 S. Friendswood Drive; Gorgeous Microblading, Lash, and Facial, 3860 Friendswood Link Road; Grease Monkey, 2205 W. Parkwood Ave. and Habanero Fresh-Mex Kitchen, 146 W. Parkwood Ave.