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West Oaks Mall to Introduce Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill to Houston
Houston (June 12, 2012) -- West Oaks Mall, a joint venture between Square Mile Capital Management LLC and Pacific Retail Capital Partners, announced today it has entered into a lease with Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, providing its first Houston location.
“This spring 2013, Toby Keith’s will join West Oaks Mall’s new Edwards Cinema 14-screen multiplex, including digital projection in every auditorium and a theater fitted with Regal’s Premium Experience (RPX) format, to create Houston’s most exciting new entertainment destination,” said Michael Schonbraun, Principal of Square Mile Capital.
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill’s newest 28,000 sq. ft. venue will feature award-winning barbecue fare along with live country music and dancing. The centerpiece of the venue will be its famous 95-ft. guitar-shaped bar.
“Houston is an amazing market with great potential and West Oaks Mall is a perfect environment for our concept,” said Frank Capri, CEO of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. “The venue will create an entertainment experience featuring some of the best emerging and established stars in country music. We are extremely excited to bring our one-of-a kind concept to the people of Houston.”
Steve Plenge, managing principal of Pacific Retail Capital Partners, added: “Our overall leasing momentum is very strong, and we are pleased with the local and national interest we are seeing on this project from both retailers and restaurants.”
West Oaks Mall is a one million-square-foot regional mall, with three anchors, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears. Set on 92 acres that includes several perimeter retail and restaurant buildings, it is bounded by Highway 6, Westheimer Road and Richmond Avenue in West Houston. West Oaks Mall has a high level of visibility in the community, easy access and abundant surface parking. Toby Keith’s will draw from a very wide trade area, typically reaching more than two million people.
About Square Mile Capital Management
Square Mile is a private investment management firm with a focus on real estate and real estate related opportunities, including both debt and equity investments. Headquartered in New York City, Square Mile manages a series of private equity funds aggregating approximately $1.5 billion in committed capital.
About Pacific Retail Capital Partners
Pacific Retail Capital Partners was formed by Principal Steve Plenge to take advantage of opportunities in retail real estate as an owner and manager or as an operating partner. Plenge has more than 25 years of experience in retail real estate acquisition and asset repositioning. Pacific Retail Capital Partners is headquartered in Los Angeles.
About Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill currently operates eight locations in the United States, from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, to Foxborough, MA. There are also five additional restaurants under construction in Rosemont, IL, Newport News, VA, Tucson, AZ, Syracuse, NY, and Woodbridge, VA. The venues reach a broad demographic of music lovers and are known for their lively atmosphere, Whiskey Girls and, of course, beer in mason jars. There is entertainment all week long with live music, numerous plasma screen televisions, private rooms for parties or corporate events, as well as a 95-ft guitar-shaped bar.
For leasing information contact Lance Gilliam at UCR moody rambin PAGE at 713-773-555, or Sally Barley at HKS Management, 312-474-6105.