Gables Urban to Welcome New Luxury Lineup at West Ave

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Del Frisco’s Grille and Jonathan Adler making their Houston Debut at West Ave

Del Frisco's Grille Houston

We are committed to providing our guests with a unique and indulgent experience that includes the latest fashions, cuisine and urban nightlife that the city has to offer.

Gables Urban is set to debut two new luxury concepts scheduled to open in March and April of 2013 at the über-chic, West Ave mixed-use development located at the crossroads of Upper Kirby and River Oaks. Del Frisco’s Grille and Jonathan Adler will join an already star-studded list of high profile tenants at the urban development. Representing a tantalizing cross-section of the very best in restaurants, hospitality and retail, West Ave has drawn some of Houston’s most talented brands along with highly regarded regional and national brands to create the ultimate one-stop-shop for fashion, dining, mingling and pampering in the heart of the Bayou City.

Designed as a pedestrian friendly, urban village, West Ave features over 190,000 square feet of high-end retail space on its first two floors with over 30 individual storefronts.

“We are excited to announce the addition of two new luxury brands that will join our retail lineup,” said Michelle Yeglic, Director of Marketing, Gables Urban. “We are committed to providing our guests with a unique and indulgent experience that includes the latest fashions, cuisine and urban nightlife that the city has to offer.”

Local design devotees will flock to Jonathan Adler set to open in April 2013 featuring 3,500 square feet of upscale selling space and will showcase Jonathan Adler’s complete range of home décor, furniture, rugs, tabletop collections, bedding, gifts, candles and more. Jonathan Adler is known worldwide for his mixing and matching of bold colors and graphic patterns that create vibrant statements. The new Houston store will debut a brand-new merchandising concept which will be introduced across various Jonathan Adler stores. A “gift bar” will be created to inspire clients with the perfect gifts and clearly defined room vignettes will be created allowing clients to envision how pieces will work in their own homes. Additional services available include complimentary in-home design consultations, a design-your-own program to create custom rugs, pillows and throws, and a custom upholstery program where customers can bring in their own fabrics for a one-of-a-kind creation.

Houston’s fickle foodie flock will crave the addition of Del Frisco’s Grille opening March 16, 2013. Occupying more than 7,100 square feet, West Ave’s new chophouse is a more casual offshoot of the brand's legendary steakhouse, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. Guests can expect some familiar signature items like steaks natch and crab cakes alongside more affordably priced options including wood-oven baked flatbreads, "two-fisted" sandwiches, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salads and hearty pastas such as beef stroganoff. Meant to appeal to a slightly younger, less business-based demographic, the spacious interior is designed in a modern style with oversized lamps, large leather banquettes and lightening-rod ceiling fixtures throughout. The restaurant will also feature two outdoor patios and an indoor bar complete with flat screen TV’s.

Del Frisco’s Grille and Jonathan Adler will join an already impressive list of retailers and restaurants including Eddie V’s, Katsuya, Pondicheri, Cru Wine Bar, Ligne Roset, Ivory Bridal and more. They will also join anchoring retailer, TOOTSIES, with 34,000 square feet of premium ground floor space which opened in January 2011. The Mecca of women’s haute couture is widely recognized as one of the finest shopping experiences in the city, offering a vast array of American and elite European designers, contemporary and classic collections, denim, accessories, and shoes.

About Gables Urban
Gables Urban is a division of Gables Residential which specializes in creating successful mixed-use destinations inspired by urban centers around the country. Each development is carefully crafted to fuel the symbiotic relationship between residents, retailers and the surrounding workforce. Focused on in-town developments, Gables Urban capabilities include development, marketing, retail leasing and property management.

About Gables Residential
With a mission of Taking Care of the Way People Live, Gables Residential has received national recognition for excellence in the management, development, acquisition and construction of luxury multifamily communities in high job growth markets. Gables Residential owns, develops and manages multifamily communities and mixed-use developments in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, South Florida, Southern California, and metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, it has third-party management operations in the Chicago, New York, Boston, Phoenix, Central and North Florida, and Washington State markets. Gables Residential enjoys a healthy portfolio with approximately 37,000 apartment homes under management, including a corporate-owned portfolio of 54 stabilized communities comprising approximately 13,800 apartment homes. An additional 8 communities are under development/lease-up, comprising approximately 2,500 apartment homes. Gables also has the ability to develop another 2,000 apartment homes through its shadow pipeline of undeveloped land owned. For more information please visit


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