Zadok Jewelers has announced that it will develop mixed use project in Houston. The company is redeceloping a prime site on Post Oak Boulevard as a mixed-use project whic will house its new store, two restaurants and upscale office space.

Construction will start in August on a five story, 112,000 square foot building designed by Austin based Michael Hsu Office of Architecture.

The Zadok Jewelers plans to occupy 26,000 square feet in the new building, nearly doubling its current size.Some 11,000 square feet will be reserved for two restaurants, and the upper levels will house 68,000 square feet of office space. The mixed use project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020.

In addition, the Zadok family purchased the 1.65-acre property in 2012 from developer Gerald Hines, who built a retail center there in 1971 called Post Oak Row. The 23,000-square-foot strip center at 1801 Post Oak Blvd. was the former home of Tony’s, one of Houston’s oldest restaurants and one of the top-rated in the city. Tony’s moved to a new building in Greenway Plaza in 2005.

Dror Zadok said in statement, “Since purchasing this prime parcel, we’ve carefully considered numerous partnership opportunities, ranging from luxury hotels to office towers and also weighed many of our own ideas for what this site should be. We’re so happy to have made the decision to retain full ownership and creative control and also to be collaborating with such an incredible team at Hsu. We believe the scale and quality are very much in keeping with this stretch of Post Oak Blvd. and truly complement the world-class neighborhood that Uptown Houston has become.”

Hsu’s Jay Colombo said: “Our goal has been to elevate a traditional retail experience by creating an inviting and welcoming arrival — either by car or on foot that promotes positive energy. Care was taken to define spaces by staggering entry points for the ground floor storefronts and utilizing different materials for each exterior. This not only adds texture and visual appeal, but also breaks up the mass to make it more interesting and approachable.”

Source:Houston Chronicle

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