February 29, 2016

Boyle Development Draws Kroger, Stein Mart Real Estate News & Information

– The Daily News –

The nation’s largest grocery store chain and a major discount retailer have signed on with Boyle Investment Company to be tenants in its newest shopping center development.

The Kroger Company and Stein Mart have committed to lease space in Boyle’s Gallina Centro shopping center, now under construction at Houston Levee and Poplar Avenue.

Kroger has signed a lease for 60,000 square feet of space and Stein Mart has agreed to lease 36,000 square feet of the center’s 400,000 square feet of available space.

Construction started March 1 on the project, and the first stores in the shopping center are expected to open in about a year.

About 270,000 square feet is available in the main portion of the shopping center. The remainder of the space is available in pad lots.

Boyle currently is in negotiations with other retailers for space in the building, said Boyle senior vice president Cary Whitehead. Although their identities were not yet ready to be released, he said they included a national drug store chain, restaurants, a home decor store and a clothing store.

Convenience retailers, an office supply company and two laundry/dry cleaning enterprises also are considering the property, he said.