Bustling Washington Avenue design corridor unveils sleek new shopping center
Houston design aficionados, take note: The bustling 7800 Washington, a mixed-use development anchoring the Design District located in the Upper Washington Corridor, has a sleek new tenant. The Ladco Design Center, one of the nation’s largest interior design showrooms, has unveiled The Shops at Ladco.
The Shops at Ladco features a dedicated showroom for luxury furniture brands, such as Baker, vintage favorite McGuire, and Century. Outdoor offerings include European outdoor brands such as EGO Paris and Varaschin. The center also boasts a collection of more than 700 area rugs.
A stylish study in adaptive reuse, 7800 Washington offers a one-stop design center via a navigable and walkable space. Design-centric tenants include buzzyworthy companies such as Pomogranit + ADR, Vision Wood, Wilbanks & Mackay, and The Frankel Building Group.
Originally a 1950s industrial warehouse distribution center for the former A&P Supermarket, 7800 Washington consists of 66,000 square feet of showrooms and commercial space.
Recently, a bridge was constructed to connect The Shops at Ladco to Ladco Design Center (located at 7900 Washington), creating a 100,000-square-foot interior design destination for luxury home furnishings. Architecture and real estate fans have followed its transformation for years.
“Our goal is to always make designers’ lives easier, and this expansion is another iteration of that,” said Phillip Ladin, co-principal of Ladco Design Center, in a statement. “When we had the opportunity to transform this space into a destination for the interior design community, we really listened to feedback from the market and went for it.”