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Retail wrap: Japan-based Kinokuniya plans first Houston bookstore

February 1, 2018 GMT

Kinokuniya, a Japanese-based book store with 12 locations in the U.S., has signed up for 4,000 square feet in Katy for its first store in the Houston market. The store, along with 85C° Bakery Café and Kula Revolving Sushi Bar, will be part of NewQuest Properties’ second phase of the Cinemark-anchored Katy Grand retail center at the northeast corner of the Grand Parkway and the Katy Freeway. The new phase, on 6.4 acres, will add two buildings totaling 36,000 square feet this fall.

Dave & Busters has signed on as an anchor tenant in Dallas-based Sam Moon Group’s 175,000-square-foot Metropark Square development near The Woodlands. Dave & Busters, a food/drink/entertainment venue with three area locations, has signed a 15-year, 40,000-square-foot lease for a location to open in early 2019, Sam Moon Group said.

Metropark Square, on 70 acres at Interstate 45 south of Texas 242/College Parkway in Shenandoah, will contain a 41,500-square-foot AMC Theatre on track to open in May, and restaurants and other retailers around a central pavilion.

“We wanted to focus on tenants that would be Amazon or internet sales proof,” said vice president Daniel Moon.

The Retail Connection’s David Fazio, Steve Lieberman and Jonathan Probst and MetroCommercial’s Steve Niggeman represented Dave & Buster’s. Steve Greenberg with The Retail Connection represented Sam Moon Group.

Restaurants Fusion Eats and Green Lane Co. and Michael Saldana Salon will open in Greenway Plaza this spring, Parkway Property Investments said. Tom Havron with Newmark Knight Frank represented Parkway in the leases.

Main Event Entertainment,a 50,000-square-foot entertainment center at 20945 Spring Creek Crossing in Humble, is back open after being rebuilt. The venue had been open for six months before being destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. The center has dining and drinks, 22 bowling lanes, laser tag, a gravity ropes course, billiards, shuffleboard and a video games gallery.

Teriyaki Madness, a Denver-based Asian grill, opens its first Houston location at 13410 Briar Forest Sunday. Local entrepreneurs Anne Cao, Phu Vu and Phat Vu will operate the 1,400-square-foot restaurant, which seats 65.

Texas Bay Credit Union has leased 3,667 square feet in The Shops at Aliana I at West Airport Boulevard and Westmoor Drive in Richmond. Gigi Gomel represented the landlord, Hunington Properties.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service has leased 1,050 square feet lease in the 290 & 34th Shopping Center. Matt McKinnerney represented the landlord, Hunington Properties.