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Zadok Family To Develop Mixed-Use Project On Post Oak Boulevard

Zadok Jewelers' mixed-use project at 1801 Post Oak Blvd. in Houston

After acquiring a Post Oak strip center in 2011, a family-owned jewelry company has narrowed down the redevelopment plan for the 1.65-acre site.

Zadok Jewelers is constructing a 112K SF mixed-use project that will feature its own 26K SF showroom.

The five-story building will feature 68K SF of boutique office space across three floors plus a concierge lobby, double-height restaurant spaces and a 26-foot-high drive-thru arcade that provides accessibility to retail, office and valet parking. Self-parking will be available.

"Since purchasing this prime parcel, we've carefully considered numerous partnership opportunities ranging from luxury hotels to office towers and also weighed many of our own ideas for what this site should be," Zadok Jewelers founder Dror Zadok said in a release.

Zadok acquired the strip center at 1801 Post Oak Blvd. from Hines. This plan allows Zadok to retain full ownership and creative control of the site, which is adjacent to its current location at 1749 Post Oak Blvd. The new showroom will be nearly double the current one. Michael Hsu Office of Architecture will be responsible for the project's design. 

"This project reflects the history and traditions of the [Zadok] brand itself, and the design seeks to capture that timelessness," Michael Hsu Office of Architecture partner Jay Colombo said in a release.

"Our goal has been to elevate a traditional retail experience by creating an inviting and welcoming arrival — either by car or on foot — that promotes positive energy. Care was taken to define spaces by staggering entry points for the ground floor storefronts and utilizing different materials for each exterior. This not only adds texture and visual appeal but also breaks up the mass to make it more interesting and approachable." 

The design will take advantage of Uptown's new 15-foot setbacks by creating pedestrian connectivity with tree-framed sidewalks and a soon-to-debut transit lane. Site work has begun and the groundbreaking is set for August, followed by turnover to tenants for build-out in the fourth quarter of 2020.

"We believe the scale and quality are very much in keeping with this stretch of Post Oak Boulevard and truly complement the world-class neighborhood that Uptown Houston has become," Zadok said.

Helene and Dror Zadok founded the jewelry company in 1976. Zadok's sons — Jonathan, Segev and Gilad — are G.I.A Graduate Gemologists and have joined the family business.