What with that Â 30-ish-story tower planned for on top of them, the businesses at the far end of the River Oaks Shopping Center (including CafÃ© Ginger, the King Ranch Saddle Shop, and Local Pour)Â now appear to haveÂ an ambiguous expiration date on their current locations. CafÃ© Ginger has already found a new place to crash when the time comes: staff at the restaurant confirmed today that they’ll be moving justÂ a few blocks downÂ W.Â Gray St. to River Oaks Plaza, which hosts Marshall’s, T.J. Maxx, and Office Max in some of its bigger boxes. The move probably won’t happen until next year, but restaurant’s name is already included inÂ the leasing flierÂ for the center (as is theÂ new Carterâ€™s Babies & Kids scheduled to open in the complexÂ at the end of March).
CafÃ© Ginger is shown filling in the pair ofÂ retail spots on the strip mall cornerÂ near Dunlavy St. that previously housed Austin pan-Asian chainÂ Mama Fuâ€™sÂ and Austin Mediterranean chainÂ VERTS Kebap:
AÂ King Ranch Saddle Shop employee says thatÂ the leather goodsÂ store, which opened at the location on W. Gray early last fall, has just renewed their lease for another 8Â months. An employee at Local Pour says thatÂ for now, the bar is planning onÂ staying put until 2018.Â Brasserie 19, which will flank theÂ planned highrise but doesn’t fall within its footprint, plans on business as usual.Â
- River Oaks Plaza [Fidelis Realty Partners]
- Previously on Swamplot:Â Where Weingarten Plans To Stab That 30-Story Residential Highrise into the River Oaks Shopping Center;Â Mama Fu’s Making Houston Debut in W. Gray Shopping Center;Â You May Yet Have Your Chance to Live On Top of the Sur La Table by the River Oaks Theater;Â Weingarten Hoping To Improve Classic Taste of Art Deco River Oaks Shopping Center with New Cheese Topping
Photos: Katie Schon