Main Squeeze Juice, Main Bird Hot Chicken, Rumble Boxing expand in Houston


parachute, an online modern lifestyle and home brand selling premium bedding, towels, robes and home decor, has set up shop in Houston with a store in Rice Village. The 3,200-square-foot shop at 2414 University Blvd. Suite 180 joins another first to the Houston market stores in Rice Village, including Yardbird, an online outdoor furnishings retailer, and CB2, a sister brand to Crate and Barrel selling modern furniture and decor. Founded as an online, direct-to-consumer brand in 2014 by CEO Ariel Kaye in Venice, Calif., Parachute has grown to 19 stores since opening brick and mortar locations in 2016. It sells in Texas at pop-ups and its Austin store . Paul Rowley, Parachute’s senior director of real estate, represented the tenant. Burdette Huffman of the Blue Ox Group represented Rice Village, a property of Rice Management Co.

The Joint leased 1,021 square feet at Gulfgate Center, at the northwest corner of Interstate 45 South and Loop 610. Mayur Shah, formerly with CBRE, represented the tenant. Katherine Wildman of Wulfe & Co. represented the landlord.

Main Bird Hot Chicken signed a 1,500-square-foot lease at Kleinwood Center at 7316 Louetta Road in Spring. The location is expected to open in August. Main Bird opened its first brick and mortar location in Sugar Land last year and has food truck locations in Montrose and the Galleria area. Josh O’Toole with Phillip Edison represented the landlord. Ashley Casterlin of Davis Commercial represented the tenant.

Pacha Nikkei Peruvian & Japanese Fusion leased 4,000 square feet at the Carillon Shopping Center at 10001 Westheimer in Westchase. Owned by Chef Masaru Fukuda, Pacha Nikkei will offer a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine and is expected to open later this year. Rick Gutierrez of Resolute RE represented the tenant. Katherine Wildman of Wulfe & Co. represented the landlord.

Main Squeeze Juice Co., a Louisiana-based juice and smoothie bar franchise, announced the upcoming opening of a location at 9209 Eagle Drive in Mont Belvieu in the fourth quarter. The franchise location is owned and operated by local business partners JJ Jacobs and John Bell. New Orleans-based Main Squeeze Juice Co. recently formed a partnership with Conscious Capital Group to expand franchise sales, real estate development, training and marketing.

Rumble Boxing, a boxing-inspired group fitness concept founded in New York, announced six new franchise agreements that will bring14 studios to Houston. The studios deliver 45-minute, 10-round strength and conditioning group workouts crafted around teardrop-style aqua boxing bags and high-intensity strength training circuits. The boxing workouts are designed for all fitness levels and abilities, according to Shaun Grove, president of Rumble.

Brain Freeze Daiquiri & Selfie Bar leased 2,940 square feet at 4227 Bellaire Blvd. Melissa Gerber Bs of Gerber Realty represented the landlord, DCSL LLC. Tamara Pratt of Champions Real Estate Group represented the tenant.

visionworks leased 2,874 square feet in the Shops at Spring Town Center, at FM 2920 and Kuykendahl Road in Spring, from NewQuest Properties. Andrew Alvis and Kevin Sims of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Zac Hoffer and David Stukalin of the Retail Connection represented the tenant.

Scooter’s Coffee, a drive-thru coffee franchise based in Omaha, Neb., signed a three-unit franchise agreement with Kenny Baker, his wife Rosemary Choi, and their son, Brennan Baker for locations in Galveston, Alvin and Texas City. The chain specializes in artisan espresso drinks, fruit smoothies and teas.

Mas Restaurant Group, the franchisee of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, signed a ground lease for 30,277 square feet on Highway 36 south of Interstate 10 in Sealy. Chris Campion of CAC Realty represented the tenant. Dan McKinney of RockStep Capital represented the landlord, HE & DH Krampitz.

Buff City Soap, a retail franchise selling made in-store plant-based soap and body products, opened a location at 193 Interstate 45 in Huntsville. The business is owned by franchisee Andy Davis. Founded in 2013, Dallas-based Buff City Soap has more than 220 stores across 31 states with four in the Houston area.

katherine.feser@chron.com

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