What with that 30-ish-story tower planned for on top of them, the businesses at the far end of the River Oaks Shopping Center (including Café Ginger, the King Ranch Saddle Shop, and Local Pour) now appear to have an ambiguous expiration date on their current locations. Café Ginger has already found a new place to crash when the time comes: staff at the restaurant confirmed today that they’ll be moving just a few blocks down W. 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 in the leasing flier for the center (as is the new Carter’s Babies & Kids scheduled to open in the complex at the end of March).
A King Ranch Saddle Shop employee says that the leather goods store, which opened at the location on W. Gray early last fall, has just renewed their lease for another 8 months. An employee at Local Pour says that for now, the bar is planning on staying put until 2018. Brasserie 19, which will flank the planned highrise but doesn’t fall within its footprint, plans on business as usual.
- River Oaks Plaza [Fidelis Realty Partners]
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Photos: Katie Schon