News & Press

New Austin-area center leases up during pandemic

New Austin-area center leases up during pandemic

BUDA—Shops on Main, a neighborhood retail center located at Main Street and Cabelas Drive in the Austin-area community of Buda, was completed in early 2020 and shortly afterward encountered the pandemic.

Despite the issues facing retail due to the pandemic, the Weitzman team of Cameron Longmire and Gabe Sanchez has leased all of the approximately 20,000-square-foot center with the exception of one small-shop space, although a deal is in the works for that space.

Shops on Main, which incorporates three separate buildings, is located at a quadrant that includes Cabela’s, Walmart and H-E-B, among others. The strength of the retail draws surrounding Shops on Main is attractive to expanding concepts and has provided leasing momentum.

To date, Longmire and Sanchez have handled leases for:

•             Texas State Optical, which leased 2,564 square feet;

•             Dr. Otto Pediatric Dentist, which leased 2,532 square feet;

•             Marble Slab Creamery-Great American Cookie, which leased 2,000 square feet;

•             ATI Physical Therapy, which leased 2,000 square feet;

•             Marco’s Pizza, which leased 1,406 square feet;

•             And Club Pilates, which signed a lease this month for 1,698 square feet.

The above tenancy means Shops on Main has only one 2,566-square-foot space to be tenanted

Shops on Main also features Bahama Bucks, Shipley’s Do-Nuts and a nail salon.

Longmire noted that one of the advantages of the center can be seen in its multiple-building configuration. “For example, Marble Slab’s franchisee wanted an endcap, and that has been the case of the other food concepts in the project.”

Additionally, Sanchez notes that the center also offers two drive-thru lanes, adding that capability for Bahama Bucks and Shipley’s.

Longmire noted that the leasing has proceeded at a strong pace despite the pandemic because the tenants saw the value of the location. “Some deals took a bit longer but the leasing continued to move forward,” he said.