Bolingbrook, Ill. — McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) has announced plans to test CosMc’s, a new smaller format concept featuring a beverage-led menu with new food and drink items. The first location will open this month in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, where the first McDonald’s franchise location opened in 1955. By the end of 2024, the company plans to open 10 pilot locations for the concept, with target markets set to include the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio metropolitan areas. CosMc’s will offer digital and drive-thru ordering formats only, with dynamic menu …
Houston and Frisco, Texas — Jewelry retailer Tanishq has opened two new stores in Texas totaling 8,800 square feet. The stores in Houston and Frisco comprise 3,800 and 5,000 square feet, respectively, and mark the second and third locations in the country for the brand. Tanishq also opened a flagship store in New Jersey in January.
Fort Worth, Texas — First Watch has signed a lease at Waterside, a 63-acre mixed-use property located in Fort Worth. Scheduled to open early next year, the restaurant will be located near REI, Yoga Six, Club Pilates and Cycle Bar. Other tenants at the development include The RIM, CAVA, Whole Foods Market, F45 and Piattello Italian Kitchen.
Missouri City, Texas — Two new tenants have signed leases at Fort Bend Town Center, a multi-phase, 144-acre retail project currently underway by NewQuest Properties in Missouri City, roughly 20 miles outside Houston. EoS Fitness will occupy 40,000 square feet, and CoCo Bella has leased 12,530 square feet at the development. Bob Conwell and Andrew Alvis represented NewQuest in the lease negotiations on an internal basis. Jason Baker of Baker Katz represented EoS, and Joanna Temple Johnston of Temple Commercial Realty represented Coco Bella. Construction on Fort Bend Town Center began …
Dallas — Two new tenants have signed leases at Alpha Plaza, a 76,229-square-foot retail center located in Dallas. Sherlock’s Escape Rooms and The Aussie Grind Provisions will occupy 4,800 and 2,177 square feet, respectively. Melanie Hughes and Erik Blais of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services, a partner of CORFAC International, arranged the leases on behalf of the landlord, an entity doing business as Kennington Alpha Plaza LLC.
Mansfield, Texas — Five restaurants have signed new leases at The Shops at Broad, a retail center located in Mansfield. Portillo’s, Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Boomer Jack’s Grill and Chuy’s are scheduled to open next year at the property. Sam Kartalis of Younger Partners and John R. Weber of Weber & Co. arranged the leases on behalf of the landlord, Trez Capital.
Houston — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of Shoppes at Kingsgate, a 156,343-square-foot retail center located in Houston. Built in 1980 and renovated in 2013, the center was 95 percent occupied at the time of sale. Aldi anchors the property, which is situated within the Kingwood master-planned community. Other tenants include Cell Doc, Binh’s Tailor, Trademark Kitchen & Bath, The Mint National Bank, Schlotzky’s and On the Park Toy Store. Philip Levy and Chris Gainey of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller in the transaction.
San Antonio, Texas — Texas-based fast-casual chain Whataburger has announced plans to expand into South Carolina. Beginning in summer 2024, the brand will open restaurants in Greenville, Mauldin, Irmo, Spartanburg, Anderson, Boiling Springs, Lexington, Duncan and Easley. Current plans include a total of 10 restaurants.
Fort Worth, Texas — Younger Partners has rebranded Crockett Row, a mixed-use development comprising 282,805 square feet across five city blocks in Fort Worth, as Artisan Circle. Tenants include more than 25 dining, wellness and entertainment retailers, and Tierra Mediterranean, La Cabrona, Si Tapas and Rose Couture Nail Bar are scheduled to open at the development in the first quarter of 2024. The rebranding includes plans for redevelopment, which will include the installation of new hydraulic elevators in three parking garages, hardscape improvements in the central courtyard and improvements to lighting …
Grapevine, Texas — STRIVE has arranged the sale of a 4,797-square-foot gas station property located in Grapevine. QuikTrip occupies the property, which was built in 2010. Michael Crovetti and Adam Gottschalk of STRIVE represented the seller, a Kansas-based investor, in the transaction and procured the buyer, a Texas-based investor.