Market Street announces multiple late 2019 openings

On the heels of several closures in the shopping center, Market Street has seen multiple store openings in 2019.

On the heels of several closures in the shopping center, Market Street has seen multiple store openings in 2019.

[gallery ids="446665"]

The Market Street shopping center has seen changes in 2019 with openings and renovations throughout the year despite several store closures, Marketing Director Noemi Gonzalez said.

Located on Six Pines Drive, Market Street includes 375,000 square feet of retail space and 115,000 feet of office space.

Among the vendors that have opened this year are designer handbag retailer Louis Vuitton, boutique Luxe Custom Collective, The Woodhouse Day Spa, clothing store Gina’s Tees and salon M. Vince Nail Spa. Madison Reed, a hair coloring salon, will open Oct. 28, according to a news release from the company.

The new shops have replaced Z Gallerie, Charming Charlie and Sugarfina, which closed due to bankruptcies, as has Maggies, a clothing and home decor store which closed when the owner retired.

“We want to keep it current and exciting for our customers,” Gonzalez said. “We have purposefully been trying to change the retail mindset of Market Street to make it more exciting and new.”

Gonzalez said some of the new tenants come from e-commerce backgrounds and wanted to create brick-and-mortar locations, and the Market Street locations are some of their first efforts to do so.

According to J.J. Hollie, president and chief economic officer of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Market Street has unique advantages for bringing in new storefronts.

The center has walkable public spaces and a central square.

“It is really a public gathering space,” Hollie said. “People can come and take advantages of the offerings there.”

Hollie said when a business leaves the shopping center, the vacancy is usually filled quickly.

Market Street also completed eight months of renovations to its central public square in April, such as adding weather-resistant synthetic turf, new seating areas, pergolas, sustainable lighting features and an interactive water feature and deck.

 “We want to create a place for experiences, and we’re seeing that every weekend,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said Market Street is now looking to bring more restaurants to the shopping center to diversify the options. Current restaurant offerings include Jasper’s Gourmet Backyard Cuisine, Cru Food and Wine Bar and several other dining and fast-casual establishments.

Editor's note: This story was updated from the version in the print edition to reflect the opening date of Madison Reed announced by the company in a news release received after press time.


Dozens of clinics throughout the county offer COVID-19 testing services. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
COVID-19 testing locations remain open in Montgomery County and more local news

Read the latest Houston-area business and community news.

Work at Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive has begun. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work underway to widen Rayford Road at Birnham Woods Drive east of Grand Parkway; traffic signal, left-turn lanes planned

Here's what to expect as construction commences on Rayford Road at Birnham Woods Drive and when it will wrap up.

Heading into Thanksgiving, Texas Medical Center continues to report uptick in hospitalizations

The total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Texas Medical Center facilities has increased by more than 50% over two weeks.

The Harris County Justice Administration Department is working to release final reports and launch pilot programs in early 2021. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County Justice Administration Department makes headway on countywide criminal justice studies

The department is working to release the final versions of several studies and launch pilot programs with local law enforcement groups in early 2021.

Dozens of clinics throughout the county offer COVID-19 testing services. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Montgomery County

Molecular testing used to identify active COVID-19 cases and antibody testing to identify previous infections are both available in the county.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

Community Impact Newspaper uses data from the Montgomery County Public Health District for weekly case counts. (Community Impact Newspaper)
See Montgomery County's COVID-19 trends Nov. 17-23

Active cases increased from 1,828 to 2,513; recoveries grew from 10,012 to 10,655; and the death toll rose from 165 to 169.

Vince Santini was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott on July 23. The court was created to address Montgomery County's growing backlog of civil cases. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Montgomery County 457th District Court judge discusses new role, case backlog

When Vince Santini and his staff moved into the new building, they had to work off cardboard boxes and folding tables until furniture was purchased.

sand mining San Jacinto River APO Kingwood
Process begins to form best practices for sand mining companies in San Jacinto River Basin

“What we're advocating for is that standards be developed that provide a broader regional benefit while maintaining consistency and predictability," said Jill Boullin, executive director of the Bayou Land Conservancy.

Laura Colangelo
Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.

The Woodlands Township board of directors discussed ongoing pedestrian and bike path needs at its Nov. 18 meeting. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands continues to seek funding for bike and pedestrian path projects

The Woodlands Township Pedestrian and Bike Master Plan includes many projects, such as a 10-mile Spring Creek Greenway trail, that will require partnerships or outside funding.