Retail Wrap: Lily Rain adding third local spot, in CityCentre

Friday, 17 November 2017, 03:31:03 PM. Lily Rain, a lifestyle brand out of Houston that's grown to 20 stores across the United States, will add a third area location in CityCentre on Houston's west side during the holidays. The 1,821-square-foot store, across from the central plaza on Town & Country Boulevard between Elaine Turner and J. Crew, will offer women's apparel and accessories, home décor and gifts. It will take over the space

Lily Rain, a lifestyle brand out of Houston that's grown to 20 stores across the United States, will add a third area location in CityCentre on Houston's west side during the holidays. The 1,821-square-foot store, across from the central plaza on Town & Country Boulevard between Elaine Turner and J. Crew, will offer women's apparel and accessories, home décor and gifts. It will take over the space previously occupied by ivivva, an active-wear brand by Lululemon. Originally an online shopping site, Lily Rain opened its first store in Rice Village in 2014.

"CityCentre is the ideal place for the Lily Rain brand, and we look forward to bringing our playful blend of styles and offerings to one of Houston's top lifestyle destinations," director of store operations Debbie Flores said in an announcement. CityCentre is a project of Midway at Beltway 8 near Interstate 10.

Skeeters Mesquite Grill will close its 20-year-old location in The Woodlands after Sunday. Owner Gary Adair, who opened the first Skeeters in 1998 with his wife, Betsy, announced the company decided not to renew its lease in Cochran's Crossing Shopping Center, 4747 Research Forest Drive. Adair Family Restaurants Group owns and operates nine Houston-area locations including Skeeters in West University, Sugar Land and Kingwood; Los Tios Mexican Restaurants; Adair Kitchen; and Bebidas on Edloe.

First Watch has opened a breakfast/brunch/lunch cafe in the former The Egg & I location at 21143 Tomball Parkway. EVI Investment, a Houston-based franchise group that also owns four The Egg & I restaurants, owns the new restaurant.

The Liberation Project, an affiliate of Covenant Glen United Methodist Church,has leased 21,824 square feet at 501 FM 1092 in Stafford. Chris Holder of NAI Partners represented the landlord.

Houston-based Wu Investments has purchased Eldridge Lakes Town Center, a 35,530-square-foot retail strip center at 6350 North Eldridge Parkway. HFF represented the seller, Edifis Group, and secured an acquisition loan through First Community Credit Union. Built in 2003, the center is 93 percent leased.

The Woodlands Children's Museum has renewed a lease for 11,169 square feet in Panther Creek Shopping Center, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive. Vanessa Barfuss represented the landlord, Regency Centers. Denise Ksiazek of Cypressbrook Co. represented the tenant.

Snappy Salads, a Dallas-based chain that opened at 1920 Fountain View earlier this year, has opened a 2,300-square-foot location in the Katy Green center at 19111 Katy Freeway. The eco-friendly restaurant has 15 locations in Texas.

Rosanne Wechter and Kevin Lawton have opened Unwine'd Lounge, a wine, cheese and charcuterie lounge, at 310 Morton Street Rear in downtown Richmond.

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