Gym­boree to close 12 Texas stores, in­clud­ing 3 lo­cally

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - PRIME PROPERTY - By Kather­ine Feser kather­ine.feser@chron.com twit­ter.com/kfeser

Gym­boree will close three stores in the Hous­ton mar­ket as part of a re­struc­tur­ing. The lo­cal stores, among a dozen slated to close in Texas, are at River Oaks Shop­ping Cen­ter on West Gray, Vil­lage Ar­cade on Univer­sity Boule­vard and Pear­land Town Cen­ter. The clos­ings are among 350 planned by Gym­boree Corp., most un­der the Gym­boree and Crazy 8 flags.

Amer­i­can Ea­gle Out­fit­ters has signed a 8,196-square-foot lease with MetroNa­tional for a new Aerie store at Memo­rial City Mall. Danna Di­a­mond, MetroNa­tional’s vice pres­i­dent of re­tail leas­ing, rep­re­sented the land­lord. The store sells pa­ja­mas, lin­gerie and swimwear for girls and young women.

Board & Brush Cre­ative Stu­dios Fran­chise has leased a lo­ca­tion in Pecan Plaza at 2883-A Dulles Ave., Mis­souri City. The stu­dio will of­fer work­shops and pri­vate par­ties for cre­at­ing wood signs and other decor projects. Shaf­fer Braun and Ja­son Gaines of NAI Part­ners rep­re­sented the land­lord, SGRE Pecan Plaza.

Car Talk has leased a free­stand­ing build­ing at 5211 Spruce in Bel­laire for an au­to­mo­tive re­pair shop. The land­lord, Carl Gus­tav LLC, was rep­re­sented by Mark Kidd Sr. and Mark Kidd Jr. of M Kidd Prop­er­ties. Car Talk will be near the new Bel­laire H-E-B, which is un­der con­struc­tion.

Brazil­ian Ju­jitsu will open a 2,615-square-foot lo­ca­tion in Fair­field Plaza, 15103 Ma­son Road, in Cy­press. Wil­liam McCarthy of Finial Group rep­re­sented the ten­ant, Joaquin Garay. The land­lord is Mishael Radom.

Seat­tle-based Mod Pizza plans to open lo­ca­tions in Bay Colony, King­wood East, Spring­woods Vil­lage, Deer Park, Westchase and Tom­ball by year-end. Grant Walker and Chris Reyes of Tran­swest­ern han­dle leas­ing for the chain, which has grown to 17 area lo­ca­tions since first open­ing in Hous­ton in 2014. The new­est stores, rang­ing from 2,500 to 3,200 square feet each, are in the Mar­ket­place in Clear Lake, The Mar­ket at Cross Creek Ranch in Ful­s­hear, In­dian Springs Shop­ping Cen­ter in The Wood­lands, Sawyer Heights, Eas­ton Com­mons in Cop­per­field, West­lake Mar­ket­place in Sum­mer­wood, Park­way Com­mons in League City and Fair­field Town Cen­ter in Cy­press.

MetroNa­tional

Aerie has opened a store next to sis­ter chain Amer­i­can Ea­gle Out­fit­ters in Memo­rial City Mall, which is owned by Hous­ton­based MetroNa­tional.

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