HOUSTON, TX – November 14, 2022 – Gulf Coast Commercial Group, an established, Houston-based firm specializing in retail development, management and leasing, is nearing the unveiling of The Grove at Harper’s Preserve in Conroe, minutes from The Woodlands. The upscale retail center, which will encompass 21,500 square feet of multi-use, street level space, as well as two pad sites, is slated to welcome the first tenant – Dutch Bros. Coffee – to this prime north Houston location on November 18, followed by other retail and restaurant offerings in the months ahead.

Two recent additions to the tenant lineup promise something new for the area and Greater Houston with the first expansion location outside of Florida for acclaimed, fast casual burger and kebab concept Pincho, as well as the second Texas location of California-based Cookie Co., a retail offering specializing in fresh, house-made gourmet treats.

Pincho, which features a menu incorporating flavors from across Latin America, has leased a 2,403-square-foot space and anticipates a March 2023 opening. Jeff Hayes and Travis Waltmon of NewQuest represented the tenant, while Anderson Smith and Brett Levinson of Main Street Commercial Partners represented Gulf Coast Commercial Group.

The restaurant’s creative, made-to-order burgers include the Toston with fried plantains replacing a tradition bun, Pipo’s Choice topped with smoked gouda, sweet maduro bits and guava ketchup, plus the Veggie with potato sticks and secret pincho sauce. Build your own plates feature protein options like pollo asada and namesake steak, shrimp and chicken Brazilian pincho kebab skewers made using a family recipe – all complemented by two sides with choices ranging from rice and beans to sweet potato tots and tostones. Among the additional offerings are hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and bowls like the Vaca Frita, showcasing a shredded, 16-hour braised beef and jasmine rice. A kid’s menu is also available.

Steps away, Cookie Co. will occupy a 1,200-square-foot space and is expecting to debut in late January or early February of next year. Tyler Trevino of Shop Companies and Mike Kumelski of NAI Horizon represented the Cookie Co., and Anderson Smith and Brett Levinson of Main Street Commercial Partners represented Gulf Coast Commercial Group.

The brand, which first debuted in 2020 and is now growing across the country, creates delectable cookies using real eggs, real butter and real cane sugar. Each location offers four flavors per week, including Cookie Co.’s signature Chocolate Chip cookie.

In addition to Dutch Bros. Coffee, which will occupy a pad site with drive-thru, previously announced businesses will be debuting in the following order: an 1,800-square-foot in-line AT&T store in December 2022, 2,500-square-foot endcap Freebirds World Burrito in January 2023 and 1,407-square-foot in-line Jersey Mike’s Subs in February 2023.

Designed in a transitional style by Identity Architects, the retail center incorporates varying elevations and a façade incorporating stucco, stone and metal elements. The prime, four-acre property is located on the southwest quadrant of State Highway 242 and Harper’s Trace at the East Village gateway to the fast-growing, 880-acre Harper’s Preserve master-planned community. It is adjacent to a CVS and across Harper’s Trace from H-E-B anchored The Market at Harper’s Preserve.

Founded in 1999, Gulf Coast Commercial Group and its affiliates have overseen the development of more than eight million square feet of retail space in twelve states. While traditionally focused on suburban-style endeavors in Houston, the company is enhancing its portfolio with urban infill projects such as Lower Heights District and The Common in the Oak Forest area.

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