Heights - River Oaks - Montrose Edition | Sept. 2022




Pudgy’s Fine Cookies

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Japan. Food items include avocado toast and overnight oats. 713-993-6496. www.lalalandkindcafe.com 7 Italian restaurant and bar Il Bracco opened Aug. 15 at 1705 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. A, Houston. It is the second location of the restaurant for owners Robert Quick and Matt Gottlieb. The menu consists of salads, starters and classic Italian dishes, such as chicken piccata and eggplant Parmesan. 713-532-9950. www.ilbraccorestaurant.com/post-oak 8 Lagniappe Kitchen & Bar opened Aug. 19 at 550 Heights Blvd., Houston. Owner Layne Cruz said she is introduc- ing her “Louisiana” to the Heights. The menu is organized into four categories: breakfast, lunch, all day and happy hour. Dishes include a Sardou omelet, cheddar bacon biscuits, veggie pappardelle and Layne’s gumbo. Beverages include New Orleans-style coee avors, New Orleans cocktails in a low-alcohol format, beer and wine. 713-880-8463. www.lagniappeheights.com 9 A new location of Pudgy’s Fine Cook- ies opened July 31 in the Heights at 1010 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston. The shop’s original Pudgy cookie oers a chocolate chip cookie that is crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and made with Callebaut chocolate. New avors include Bonanza Brulee, a caramelized banana cookie with a creme brulee cen- ter. 713-538-1503. www.pudgysnecookies.com RELOCATIONS 10 Local Initiatives Support Corp. Houston relocated in early August to

602 Sawyer St., Ste. 205, Houston. LISC Houston oers loans and equity invest- ments, technical assistance and capacity building, and a Greater Opportunities Neighborhood program for disconnected sectors. The group previously worked from 1111 N. Loop West, Houston. 713-334-5700. www.lisc.org/houston 11 A new immersive art exhibit run by the companies Lighthouse Immersive and Impact Museum will move from the Founders District at 1314 Brittmoore Road in West Houston to a new spot at 600 W. Sixth St. in the Heights in early November. Recent exhibits have spotlighted artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and Claude Monet. At 26,280 square feet, the new space will feature two gallery spaces, taller ceilings and an updated acoustical treatment for high-quality sound engineering. Holiday programming is slated to debut in late November with presale tickets on sale now. www.immersivemonet.com 12 Nonprot Family Houston relocated in early August from a 22,000-square- foot building at 4625 Lilian St., Houston, to a new space at 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, a space it shares with DePelchin Children’s Center. Founded in 1904, the group provides services such as on-site mental health care, veteran support and nancial stability. Family Houston oers client services on the rst oor of the oce and houses the administrative team on the third oor. 713-861-4849. www.familyhouston.org NAME CHANGES 13 The Sheraton Suites Houston, lo-

A space on West Dallas Street formerly occupied by a trio of Italian restaurants in Montrose will be redeveloped into a district with food concepts and oce spaces. FEATURED IMPACT REDEVELOPMENT After 45 years of service in Montrose, the trio of Vincent Mandola The revitalization will span from West Dallas to West Clay streets. It will begin this fall, and the rst concept is slated to open in late 2022. SHAWN ARRAJJCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

restaurants— Nino’s, Vincent’s, and Grappino di Nino —located at 2817 W. Dallas St., Houston, closed Aug. 5. The restaurants were owned by Vincent and Mary Mandola, who opened Nino’s in 1977. The one restaurant grew into a trio of Tuscan- and Sicilian-inspired venues on one city block. In the 1990s, their daughters, Vinceanne Mandola and Dana Mandola Corbett, joined the family business. The development was purchased by an aliate of Oxberry Group and TKG Capital Partners in 2022. Together, the co-developers plan to revitalize the area into the Harlow District, which will have six food and beverage concepts and two oce spaces. cated in Uptown at 2400 W. Loop South, Houston, will be rebranded as The Chif- ley —a Tapestry Collection hotel by Hil- ton—with an anticipated opening date in November. The rebrand includes a slew of renovations to the 284 suite-style rooms and the 8,000 square feet of meeting space. Included in the renovations is a new restaurant and bar, Rouse, which will oer a fusion of Mexican, barbecue and

“We would like to thank our amazing family, friends, guests and sta for the past 45 years,” Mary Mandola said in a statement. Leasing opportunities for the new development are still available. www.oxberrygroup.com




CLOSINGS 14 Agricole Hospitality’s Revival Market , a craft butcher shop and cafe at 550 Heights Blvd., Houston, closed July 31. Owners Morgan Weber, Ryan Pera and Vincent Huynh chose to not renew the lease. Instead, Layne Cruz, Revival Mar- ket’s former general manager, will be tak- ing over the space with a new restaurant, Lagniappe Kitchen & Bar.

Asian cuisine. 713-586-2444. www.thechieyhouston.com





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