New retail center on Washington Avenue picks up tenants

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Washington Central, a retail center under construction at 4015 Washington Ave., Houston, has signed on several tenants and is 50% leased, according to commercial real estate firm NewQuest Properties. Natural Pawz, Lash Lounge and Super Cuts will have a presence in the 13,000 square-foot project, which will have two sides of storefronts, one facing Washington and the other facing the neighborhood. "We're holding out for a prime restaurant operator for the hard corner," NewQuest associate Nick Ramsey said in a release. The project is scheduled to finish construction in early 2020. 281-477-4300.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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