Allen Center Lands Award-Winning Modern American Steakhouse
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Troy Guard, owner of Denver's restaurant empire TAG Restaurant Group, is launching his first venture outside Denver at Brookfield Properties' Allen Center. The award-winning steakhouse concept Guard and Grace will open in a 13K SF bilevel space in Brookfield’s One Allen Center in the heart of Downtown Houston’s central business district.
The flagship Downtown Denver location opened in 2014 on the street level of another Brookfield building, 1801 California. Guard and Grace has garnered serious acclaim, being ranked among Denver's best steakhouses.
“Chef Guard had many choices on where to expand the Guard and Grace brand, so we’re thrilled that he chose the newly reimagined Allen Center as home to his first out-of- state concept,” Brookfield Properties Executive Vice President and Head of the Texas Region Travis Overall said.
Brookfield recently completed the first phase of the multimillion-dollar Allen Center renovation, which included the transformation of One Allen Center’s lobby into a mixed-use, two-story glass facade; a re-clad skybridge; and the signature piece of the project, a complete re-envisioning of the exterior landscaping into a vibrant 1-acre green space, named “The Acre.” Guard and Grace will be housed in One Allen Center’s new “glass box,” featuring unobstructed views overlooking The Acre’s central lawn.
Transwestern's Nick Hernandez, Crystal Allen and Chace Henke represented Brookfield Properties. TAG Restaurant Group was represented by Troy Guard.