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New 2-Acre Dining Development Will Replace Mainstay Italian Restaurants

TKG Capital and Houston developer Oxberry Group will develop a 2.57-acre dining development to be known as the Harlow District in the city's Montrose neighborhood.


The dining destination will replace longtime Houston restaurants Nino's, Vincent's and Grappino di Nino's at 2817 West Dallas St., all owned by Vincent Mandola Family Restaurants.

Developers will build about six restaurants in their place in a project that will also include the buildings formerly housing The Printing Museum and The HAY Center, which offers services for youth in foster care.

The largest restaurant, according to the development's site plan, will be 8.9K SF, with the smallest being 1.3K SF. The properties are currently available for lease.

The HAY Center building is vacant; the nonprofit is now based at 8915 Knight Road. The Printing Museum will move to Midtown soon, according to a spokesperson.

The first concept for the development will open in late 2022, with redevelopment at the site to begin in the fall, per an announcement.

The three Mandola restaurants will close Aug. 5. They existed in the Montrose/River Oaks area for 45 years.

“We would like to thank our amazing family, friends, guests, and staff for the past 45 years," Vincent Mandola Family Restaurants owner Mary Mandola said in a release. "We are so proud of what we have accomplished over the years. We are excited to see the new venues created within the establishments that hold so many of our cherished memories."