Zanti Cucina Italiana Restaurant purchases space at Westgate Crossing slated near Egypt Lane

Westgate Crossing is a mixed-use development slated near the intersection of FM 1488 and FM 2978.

Westgate Crossing is a mixed-use development slated near the intersection of FM 1488 and FM 2978.

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The J. Beard Real Estate Company announced the first tenant at Westgate Crossing, a mixed-use development slated for the northeast corner of Research Forest Drive and Egypt Lane in Magnolia, in late October. The tenant, Zanti Cucina Italiana Restaurant, purchased a 7,000 square-foot space, which will house the new restaurant concept.

"It is the first concept of its kind and will offer an authentic delicious mix of fine Italian dining with the casual, family-friendly, welcoming atmosphere of smaller dining establishments," purchaser Rodrigo Pelaez said in a statement. "We are excited to debut our restaurant as the kick-off to the Westgate Crossing development to serve families in the nearby communities."

Everson Developments will coordinate the development for the restaurant. An opening date for the eatery has not been announced.

Westgate Crossing, owned by Egypt Land Developments, spans 11 acres and includes 60,000 square feet for retail, restaurant, office, medical and professional services.

"We are excited to have Zanti Cucina Italiana Restaurant as the first of many additions to Westgate Crossing, which will offer an array of businesses for the local community to patronize," said Jeff Beard, president of The J. Beard Real Estate Company, in a statement.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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