MANVEL—On October 25, Weitzman will welcome a new 106,000-square-foot H-E-B store as the first anchor to open at Manvel Town Center, which upon completion will be one of the largest open-area retail projects in Houston’s metro area.
Manvel Town Center is designed to incorporate more than 1 million square feet of retail, entertainment, hospitality, medical and office space. The project is located at the major intersection of SH-288 and SH-6 in the booming Houston suburban market of Manvel.
Weitzman is managing the development of Manvel Town Center under the direction of Steve Chandler, City Partner, Weitzman Houston; and JoBeth Prochaska, Senior Vice President of Development and Asset Management. Weitzman’s James Namken and Kyle Knight handle leasing. In addition to H-E-B, the Weitzman team is targeting a balanced retail tenant mix including strong presence for destination retails offering best-in-class offerings, along with retail, restaurant, fitness, home furnishings and other concepts.
H-E-B notes that the Manvel store will offer “the best shopping experience with outstanding service, a wide selection of unique items, our newest H-E-B Meal Simple® and Hot Sushiya meal solutions and a standard of freshness and quality that will exceed your expectations.”
“Manvel Town Center and Weitzman proudly celebrate H-E-B’s grand opening for this amazing new store that will serve the community and establish Manvel Town Center as a true retail destination for this fast-growing area,” said Herb Weitzman, executive chairman and founder of Weitzman. “Alongside this world-class H-E-B, we are working to bring online a well-balanced collection of leading retail anchors, shops, restaurants, fitness, health, beauty and entertainment uses that will attract shoppers and visitors for decades to come.”
The general manager for Manvel H-E-B is Malcolm Mackenzie, an experienced grocery professional with 19 years of service with H-E-B.
The new H-E-B will also include a fuel station and car wash. The store will feature curbside grocery pickup and home delivery, True Texas BBQ, which offers all-natural meats slow smoked to perfection in-house over natural Texas oak wood, along with sides such as brisket beans, creamed corn, homestyle potato salad and more. True Texas BBQ was named Best BBQ Chain in Texas, as recognized by Texas Monthly.
Manvel Town Center, surrounded by vibrant housing growth, is positioned for visibility and access for the heavy vehicular traffic at the intersection of Highway 288 and Highway 6, offering extensive frontage along both thoroughfares at the major intersection.
Most importantly for visibility and access, Manvel Town Center benefits from the newly constructed toll road increased the already strong residential growth by improving traffic flow and access from SH-288, from US 59 from the SH 288/U.S. Route 59 interchange to County Road 58 in Manvel, just north of the Manvel Town Center site, allowing users to easily access the shopping center. (NOTE * this only represents the Harris County portion. The Brazoria County portion extends the road to CR 58) .
Retailers at Manvel also will benefit from the No. 1 retail location in the trade area. Within a seven-mile radius, the trade area reports average household income of approximately $138,000 and median household incomes of approximately $104,000 and close to 203,000 residents. Additionally, the daytime population within this trade area is approximately 142,000. Daytime population is an important consideration for retailers and restaurants because it indicates steady traffic throughout the day.
Manvel Town Center represents the most recent project for H-E-B and Weitzman, which has a long history dating back decades with the grocer through projects in metro Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth with H-E-B and Central Market.
In the planning for the massive Manvel Town Center project, Weitzman has directed the development of a wastewater treatment plant, a water plant, detention facilities, feeder road modifications and the construction of Kirby Drive at one boundary of Manvel Town Center.
Manvel, which is experiencing notable residential growth and is on track to see its population boom over the next two decades, is the first major growth market past Pearland. Manvel Town Center further benefits from than 6,600 feet of frontage and direct access from Highway 288 following Weitzman’s construction of a feeder road modification and curb cut into the site.