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Sugar Land lands the first suburban Churrasco's

Sugar Land lands the first suburban Churrasco's

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Twenty-two years after Michael Cordúa opened the first Churrasco's, the South American grill is expanding outside the city limits.

Cordúa Restaurants signed a lease in Sugar Land's Lake Points, near Post Oak Grill, Whole Foods and the new Azuma on the Lake.

"It's right on the water," David Cordúa says. Though construction hasn't yet begun, Cordúa says the restaurant will be appoximately 7,000 square feet. To design the space with that signature Cordúa panache, the family is talking to architects including Jordan Mozer, who designed the new Américas in River Oaks as well as the architects behind the original P.F. Chang's concept.

"There's no huge changes in the menu, but this location we be our suburban prototype, since it's the first time Churrasco's is going into a suburban market," Cordúa says. "We want to bring the best of Cordúa in a little tigher package."

Addressing previous rumors that a new Churrasco's could be heading to the Galleria, Cordúa said they are interested in the area but have no current plans there.

Churrasco's in Sugar Land is expected to open in October or November.