New options at Rice Village

3 hot new spots for dining and shopping are on the horizon for Rice Village

3 hot new spots for dining and shopping coming to Rice Village

Sixty Vines
Sixty Vines is bringing pizza and wine to Rice Village. Sixty Vines
Rice Village Amherst Street
The transformed Amherst Street. Courtesy photo
Drybar interior
Drybar features a luxurious interior. Courtesy photo
Steel City Pops
Steel City Pops will open its third Houston-area location. Photo courtesy of Steel City Pops/ Facebook
Sixty Vines
Rice Village Amherst Street
Drybar interior
Steel City Pops

Rice Village has announced three exciting new additions that will continue to bolster its reputatation as a shopping and dining destination. 

Of the three, the biggest news is that Houston will soon be home to an outpost of Dallas-based pizza restaurant and wine bar Sixty Vines. Slated to open next year in a two-story, almost 9,000-square foot space at 2540 University Blvd. (formerly Gymboree), the restaurant features "wine country" cuisine that includes seasonal produce, infused olive oils, sustainable seafood, locally raised beef and poultry, artisanal pizza, charcuterie, and rustic breads, according to CultureMap Dallas. In addition, the restaurant's extensive selection of wines on tap makes it easier for aspiring oenophiles to broaden their palates.  

In addition to pizza and wine, Rice Village shoppers will have a new destination for sweets courtesy of Steel City Pops, which will open this summer at 2565 Amherst St. The Alabama-based popsicle purveyor offers both fruit-based and creamy frozen treats. The new location will be the company's third in the Houston-area, joining outposts in the Heights and Sugar Land.

Finally, fashionistas will be celebrating the arrival of the city's third Drybar. Known for its luxurious decor and quick, convenient appointments, the salon will open later this year at 2521 Amherst St.

"The recent transformations at Rice Village have attracted some of the best and most relevant national and regional brands to this highly affluent and underserved trade area," said Trademark Property Co CEO Terry Montesi in a statement. "Rice Village is evolving into an even more compelling contemporary shopping and dining destination and Houston’s largest and most vibrant authentic street retail district.”

These three new arrivals constitute the latest changes at the shopping district, which has also seen the recent additions of Hopdoddy, Shake Shack, and SusieCakes. Expect more announcements soon; after all, that Nao Ramen space can't stay empty forever. 

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