Have you been to The Woodlands yet? No? Drop what you’re doing and plan your visit. Be sure to check out The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, which has meeting space in spades—along with plenty of activities to keep attendees busy, from golf courses to bike rides.
And, if you’re looking for a nearby group outing, a visit to Restaurant Row should make the short list. It’s the jewel of Hughes Landing, a 66-acre mixed-use development with panoramic views of the 200-acre Lake Woodlands. Soon, Restaurant Row also will be home to The Blue Fish, a Japanese/Asian fusion eatery that just leased a 5,000-square-foot site in the development.
The Blue Fish is the seventh restaurant in Hughes Landing, making Restaurant Row fully leased.
“Restaurant Row offers a variety of outstanding cuisine in a dynamic, walkable environment,” said Paul Layne, executive vice president of master planned communities for The Howard Hughes Corp. “Visitors and office tenants in Hughes Landing will enjoy dining at these fine restaurants that offer wonderful views of Lake Woodlands.”
California Pizza Kitchen, Del Frisco’s Grille, Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex & Tequila, Fogo de Chão and Local Pour are now open in Restaurant Row, with Truluck’s under development.
Retailers that are now open include 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon, Cadence Bank, CUPS Frozen Yogurt, KB Kasuals, Kriser’s Natural Pet, Macaron by Patisse, Pier 1 Imports, Pure Barre, Starbucks, Venetian Nail Spa, Whole Foods Market and Willa Boutique.
The Blue Fish, slated for a mid-January 2016 opening, offers sushi and sashimi along with other signature dishes. The eatery began more than 17 years ago in Dallas and now has multiple locations in several cities.
“We are very selective when it comes to growth in a new market. Hughes Landing is a beautiful development in a prime location for our brand, so we knew it would be a recipe for success. It’s very exciting to be partnering with Hughes Landing in bringing the very best in sushi to The Woodlands, and we look forward to serving the area,” said Sarah Johnson, marketing director and corporate office manager for The Blue Fish.
Dennis Leibovitz with The Retail Connection represented The Blue Fish. Rip Reynolds, director of leasing and commercial land for The Howard Hughes Corp., represented The Woodlands Development Co.