North Houston Welcomes Whole Foods
Construction is under way on the first Whole Foods in North Houston. Read King and Arch-Con broke ground last week on the 40k SF property at the corner of Louetta and Cutten, which will anchor Phase 1 of 18-acre Vintage Marketplace. Above are ALJ Lindsey's Lester Jones, Read King's Brian Salek, Gensler's Chris Curson, Arch-con's Gary Rosen and Marc McConnell, Read King's Jeff Read, Whole Foods regional prez Mark Dixon, Read King's Ewing King, Arch-Con's Michael Scheurich, Whole Foods' Topher Ramsdell, and Read King's Christie Amezquita.
Mark says Whole Foods chose the site because of the dense residential population and the area's growth potential. Vintage Marketplace sits within The Vintage, a 630-acre master-planned mixed-use development. Besides the grocery anchor, it will include 31k SF of small shop space designed by Gensler and constructed by Arch-Con. Christie and colleague Tony Patronella repped Read King in buying the site from LCSE LP and leasing to Whole Foods. NewQuest's Jeff Hayes and Tal McIver repped Whole Foods.