Retail wrap Retail wrap: Japanese cream puff chain Beard Papa’s makes Texas debut in Katy

August 2, 2018 GMT

Beard Papa’s, a Japanese cream puff chain with 30 U.S. stores, will open its first Texas location in Katy Asian Town on August 18. The 1,600-square-foot store at 23119 Colonial Parkway will be the chain’s largest in North America. The cafe, near the Katy Freeway and the Grand Parkway, will offer baked cream puffs, pastries, cakes and drinks. Founded in Osaka, Japan, Beard Papa’s has more than 400 stores worldwide, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, London, Singapore and Tokyo.

Braun Enterprises has signed a second retail tenant at its 2522 Yale redevelopment in the Heights. F45 Training, represented by Sage Klement with Streetwise, will occupy 3,000 square feet in a new fitness studio adjoining Bishops salon. Braun’s will build out the second floor with one to four office suites with shared amenities such as a conference room and coffee bar as it expands its new Urban Office by Braun Enterprises brand. The space will be ready for tenants by October.


Lemon Laine, a natural beauty and wellness shop founded by Laura Lemon in Nashville, Tenn., will open a store in Heights Mercantile this fall. Houston-based Content Architecture will design the 1,000-square-foot store. Heights Mercantile is a project of Radom Capital at Heights Boulevard and 7th Street.

Zero Degrees, an Asian-Hispanic fusion chain selling drinks and snacks, has leased 1,400 square feet at Tomball Marketplace at Texas 249 and FM 2920. John Wise represented the landlord, Weingarten Realty. Opening is planned in December.

First Watch will open a restaurant at 13325 Westheimer Road in Market Square at Eldridge Parkway Monday. Mac Haik Enterprises, a Houston-based franchise group, owns and operates the location. The chain serves breakfast, brunch and lunch from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. daily.

Reach Stretch Studios has leased 2,224 square feet at 1525 Lake Pointe Parkway, suite 300, Sugar Land. Jennifer Fogle represented Planned Community Developers. Richard Buxbaum of Radius Realty Advisors represented the tenant.

Ali Baba Grocers & Restaurant signed a 4,250-square-foot lease at 26440 FM 1093, Richmond. Amy Rienstra, Randy Young and Dylan Schopper with Finial Group represented the landlord.

The Juicy Crab has leased 7,015 square feet at Shopping Center at Willowbrook Mall, 17278 Tomball Parkway. Amandeep Singh of Retail Solutions represented the landlord. Wenjie Wang of the Sunset Group represented the tenant.