Houston-based developer Vista Equities Group welcomes new retailers and restaurants to its mixed-use development in Katy: LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch.

Three new retailers opened for business in the fourth quarter of 2012, and six others have plans in place for first and second quarter openings this year. Lease locations include existing retail space in Phase I and in the new Phase II-A, currently under construction.

New retailers and restaurants include Brothers, The Flower Girls, LAVO Collections, The Sweet Boutique, Bonefish Grill, Emmanuel Salon, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, World of Beer and Zoës Kitchen.

Prompted by an increased demand for center retail lease space, VEG and partner Amstar began construction on LaCenterra’s Phase II-A in October. According to Vista’s vice president of development, Dana Garnett, the additional 39,000 square feet of retail space and the Willow Fork Drainage District’s Central Green amphitheater will be completed this spring.

Phase I Additions:


Tween Brands has expanded the current Justice location to include their newest brand, Brothers.

Boys want to be outfitted for exploration with merchandise that fits their style and sense of expression. Brothers clothes are designed to stand up to whatever boys put them through and still get the mom stamp-of-approval for quality.

Brothers is now open in Suite H140 sharing room with sister brand, Justice. Hours of operation:  Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m.  – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call 281.574.4129 or visit www.shopbrothers.com.

The Flower Girls

Local husband and wife team, Patrick and Leslie Kwong, have taken their love of flowers and family and opened The Flower Girls. (Yes, they have a home filled with little girls.) The Flower Girls offers fresh floral arrangements for every occasion, along with plants, dish gardens, plush animals, greeting cards, chocolates and candles.

The Flower Girls is now open in Suite G125 (between J. Jill and Eddie Bauer) offering in-store pickup and same-day delivery. Hours of operation:  Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m.  – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call 281.394.5575.

LAVO Collections

LAVO Collections has opened its fifth Houston-area location in LaCenterra. This unique boutique offers a hand-selected, ever-changing inventory designed to keep shoppers on trend with the latest styles. LAVO Collections features an array of clothing, shoes and intricate accessories.

Stay ahead of the fashion curve at LAVO Collections located in Suite E120. Hours of operation:  Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m.  – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Learn more at www.lavocollections.com or by calling 281.225.5286.

The Sweet Boutique Bakery

Houstonian Martin Nguyen will open his second Sweet Boutique Bakery in LaCenterra. The Sweet Boutique specializes in fresh-baked sweets and custom cakes – offering cake pops, cupcakes, French macarons, designer cakes, cookies and more.

The Sweet Boutique is scheduled to open in February in Suite R100 (across from Another Round Wine Bar). Hours of operation:  Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m.  – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call visit www.tsbcakes.com.

Phase II-A:

Bonefish Grill

The Bonefish Grill has selected LaCenterra for its third greater Houston location offering residents quality and consistency in food, service, ambiance and value. As the fresh fish experts, Bonefish Grill specializes in market-fresh fish and wood-grilled specialties. Knowledgeable and attentive, Bonefish “anglers” (service staff) pride themselves on guiding each guest’s journey through an innovative, seasonal menu. The kitchen feature only the highest quality, freshest ingredients, including traditional and unique varieties of fish and seafood as well as numerous non-seafood items.  This is combined with a big-city bar that offers hand-crafted cocktails and an affordable, eclectic wine list.

Bonefish Grill’s award-winning approach has been recognized by several leading consumer guides with such accolades as “Top Overall Restaurant,” “Best Seafood,” “Top Service” and “Best Seafood Restaurant in the Nation.”

Bonefish Grill invites Katy area residents to dinner beginning early spring 2013 when they open their doors for business in Suite A300 (across the lake from Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille). Catch what’s on the menu at www.bonefishgrill.com or connect via Facebook at facebook.com/BonefishGrill and on Twitter @bonefishgrill.

Emmanuel Salon

Sugar Land’s exclusive Emmanuel Salon has selected LaCenterra for its second Houston-area location. Emmanuel Salon is committed to being on the forefront of fashion. The salon prides itself on strong ties to magazine editors, models and modeling agencies, as well as industry-leader Bumble and Bumble. “Passion inspired by fashion,” would sum Emmanuel Salon approach to hair.

Emmanuel Salon is scheduled to open spring 2013 in Suite B380 (adjacent to Bonefish Grill). For more information, visit www.emmanuelsalon.net.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famously known for its award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts has selected LaCenterra for its newest location in Texas.

Opening in late spring, guests will be welcomed by Frank Sinatra crooning in the background, more than 100 years of pizza making tradition and the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in the signature coal-burning oven.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will begin service later this spring in Phase ll-A, Suite C390. For a taste of what’s in-store, visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.

World of Beer

World of Beer has select LaCenterra as part of its current Texas expansion. The thriving beer-centric establishment boasts more than 500 different, ever-changing bottles and 50 rotating taps from around the world.

World of Beer is a truly uncommon establishment where the experience is as essential as the product. At World of Beer, having the most extensive beer selection is not enough. It is important that a broad spectrum of patrons, from the beer aficionado to the casual beer fan, can enjoy the best beers on the planet and increase their beer knowledge in a comfortable and upbeat setting. By combining a friendly environment with an exceptionally knowledgeable staff, World of Beer creates an atmosphere where all can feel as if they are visiting a neighbor and not just a neighborhood bar.

World of Beer is currently open in 10 states and will another Texas location this spring with service in Phase ll-A, Suite B390. What’s on tap for Katy? Visit www.wobusa.com for more information.

Zoës Kitchen

Zoës Kitchen brings homemade Mediterranean-inspired comfort food to LaCenterra as it expands its presence in the greater Houston area. With six area location, lucky number seven will welcome Katy residents and guests this spring.

Founded in 1995, Zoës offers authentic, better-for-you recipes prepared daily by hand with wholesome ingredients and a side of Southern hospitality, designed to help today’s consumer celebrate life with family and friends. Featuring fresh, close-to-the garden ingredients, Zoës menu offers a unique mix of simply prepared Mediterranean-inspired dishes and Southern favorites – made with customers’ dietary concerns in mind  ̶  nothing fried with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Zoës is dedicated to delivering delicious, fresh and convenient in-store and takeout meal solutions that allow families to get out of the kitchen and enjoy more time together.

Zoë means “life” in Greek. Live it to the fullest with tasty food shared among close friends and family when Zoë’s Kitchens opens for business in Phase ll-A’s Suite C300. Learn more at www.zoeskitchen.com  or at www.Facebook.com/ZoesKitchen.

Donna Keith, vice president of leasing for Vista Equities Group represented LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. For retail leasing information and space availability, call 281.560.7314.

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard in Katy, Texas. Center hours: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.  Individual retail and restaurant hours may vary.  For more information, visit www.LaCenterra.com , call 281.395.5533 or connect with LaCenterra at www.Facebook.com/LaCenterra  and on Twitter @LaCenterra.