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Bustling Lower Heights mixed-use development adds breakfast, healthy fare, spas, and more
A Heights-area mixed-use development is expanding with new restaurant and retail tenants. Gulf Coast Commercial Group has signed the new arrivals to the Lower Heights District, the 24-acre, Kroger and Home Depot-anchored development that's located just south of the Heights near the intersection of Studemont and I-10 .
Leading the list is Flat Top Grill, which is scheduled to open in December. Part of the Dallas-based Mongolian Concepts Restaurant Group (Genghis Grill), the restaurant provides diners with the ability to build-their-own meals from more than 80 ingredients, including vegetables, scratch-made sauces, proteins, and spices. The flexible menu caters to those seeking keto, low carb, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. Diners can pair their creations with cocktails, beer, or wine.
The development recently welcome the ninth Houston-area location of brunch concept First Watch. Known for signature items like lemon-ricotta pancakes, superfood kale salad, and million dollar bacon, the restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily. An extensive beverage program includes juices, coffee, and cocktails.
Also new to the development is Houston’s first Scissors & Scotch. The men’s grooming concept pairs haircuts and beard trims with a cocktail lounge. Regulars sign up for memberships that bring discounts on services and other perks.
Finally, local favorites Thrive Drip Spa and Salon Lofts will also open new locations at the development. Slated to open in early 2023, Thrive, which offers IV vitamin infusion therapy, will occupy a 2,000-square-foot space. Salon Lofts will occupy more than 5,100-square-feet when it opens in February or March 2023.
“We’re excited to continue expanding the mix of premium dining, retail and service offerings at Lower Heights District, which is ideally positioned to serve businesses and residents in and along the adjacent First Ward Arts District, Washington Corridor and The Heights, which is linked to the project via a hike and bike trail extension,” Gulf Coast vice president of leasing Danny Miller said in a statement.