LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch opens 22,000 Square Feet of retail space in December Restaurants and Retailers Celebrate Year-End Openings

Katy, Texas (January 14, 2008) – LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch opened an additional 22,000 square feet of center space in December welcoming five new retailers to greater Katy/west Houston’s premier shopping destination.  While boasting an already impressive tenant roster including national chains and hand-picked specialty retailers, this wave of openings brought an exciting mix of retailers and restaurants to the area.  December openings included:  Panera Bread, Mint Clothing and Accessories, Kirkland’s Home, Kenzo Sushi Bistro and Relax The Back.

Adding to the growing list of dining options, Panera Bread opened its new LaCenterra bakery- cafe December 4.  The restaurant offers a wide variety of year-round favorites including sweet and savory baked goods, hand-tossed salads, hearty soups and signature sandwiches, along with seasonal specialty items. For information, call (281) 395-6100 or visit

Mint Clothing and Accessories, the hip in-town (Montrose) boutique, opened its second location December 8.  The trend-conscious retailer offers contemporary styles from fresh, independent west coast designers.  Mint boasts “left coast looks” at affordable prices.  For additional information, call (281) 395-0446.

A leader in home décor, Kirkland’s Home opened for business December 13.  Kirkland’s offers a wide array of seasonal merchandise, unique gift items and a broad selection of distinctive merchandise including: framed art, mirrors, candles, lamps, picture frames, accent rugs, garden accessories and artificial floral products.  Customers will find an ever-changing merchandise selection at an attractive price point.  For more information, please call (281) 391-4404 or visit

The much anticipated Kenzo Sushi Bistro celebrated its grand opening December 15.  Kenzo features an extensive wine list, full sushi bar and an eclectic menu that draws inspiration from American, French and Japanese cuisine.  The restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily.  For information, call (281) 371-8200 or visit

Relax The Back, one of North America’s largest specialty retailers of ergonomic and comfort products, opened its first Katy location December 22.  Relax The Back offers a comprehensive line of posture, back support and self-care products to relieve and prevent back and neck pain.  For additional information, call (281) 693-6325 or visit

The notable list of retail tenants will continue to grow with construction planning and/or build-out currently underway on 17,647 square feet of space.  Mission Burrito, along with several unannounced retail partners, will prepare for openings beginning later this month.  Lease negotiations are underway on atotal of 21,000 square feet taking Phase I occupancy to over 90%.  Letters of Intent are being negotiated with prospective tenants on a total of 50,000 square feet of space for Phase II, which is scheduled to open Spring 2009.  Retail leasing is provided by Susan Longley of Jones Lange LaSalle, (214) 595-9500.

LaCenterra is located just west of Houston at 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard and Grand Parkway in Katy, Texas.  Center hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 6:00 p.m.  Individual store hours may vary, please contact retailer directly for hours.  For additional information, please call (281) 395-5533 or visit