CityPlace, a new, best-in-class urban mixed-use district anchoring Springwoods Village, has executed a restaurant lease with Common Bond Cafe & Bakery, owned by Houston-based entrepreneur George Joseph. The Montrose mainstay, which has garnered legions of loyal customers for its house made sweets, casual savory fare and playful, communal setting, will occupy 4,289 square feet with a spacious patio on the ground floor of CityPlace 1. A debut is slated for the first quarter of 2020.

Common Bond was represented by Alan Chodrow and Shane Karstendiek of Chodrow Realty Advisors. Nick Hernandez and Crystal Allen of Transwestern, along with Dennis Tarro of Patrinely Group, represented CityPlace, a joint venture of Patrinely Group, USAA Real Estate and CDC Houston.

“Bringing one of Houston’s best bakeries to CityPlace is a treat for all of us,” says Robert Fields, President and CEO at Patrinely Group. “Common Bond’s emphasis on quality and community are very much in keeping with our goals at CityPlace, and we’re thrilled to have their partnership so early in our launch and the sought after brand’s initial expansion.”

“Common Bond is a great addition to the growing retail and dining experience we are creating at CityPlace,” adds Warren Wilson, Executive Vice President of CDC Houston. “We are very pleased to be attracting high quality, proven concepts as we continue to expand the live, work, play experience which has been established at CityPlace.”

Common Bond joins a growing food and beverage roster that includes just opened SwitcHouse restaurant at the Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village, plus recently announced Island Grill, opening in mid-2019. Entertainment and lifestyle tenants Star Cinema Grill, a 10-screen, dine-in movie theater, and 24 Hour Fitness will open for business in June 2019 and late 2019, respectively.

Joseph says, “From its striking architecture and picturesque lakefront setting to incredible roster of office tenants like ExxonMobil, HP and Southwestern Energy, CityPlace was an in ideal expansion location. We appreciate the CityPlace team’s vision and are looking forward to welcoming guests from the area – many who have been making the trip to Montrose – closer to home.”

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