Retail booms in the Lake Houston area


Grand Texas development to ramp up in 2017 An H-E-B location opened in Kingwood in October.[/caption]

What we reported


Three large-scale retail developments—Westlake Marketplace near Fall Creek, Main Street Kingwood and the Valley Ranch Town Center in New Caney—began construction in 2016.



The latest


The anchor and several ancillary stores opened in the fall at the three developments. Kroger in Westlake Marketplace and Academy Sports + Outdoors in the Valley Ranch Town Center opened in August and September, respectively. Meanwhile, H-E-B, which is located in Main Street Kingwood, opened in October.



What’s next


The additional stores planned in the three developments are projected to open before the spring, according to the developers.


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