HOUSTON – Hines, one of the largest real estate development firms in the world, has acquired the Cafe Adobe restaurant property on Westheimer Road in Houston for a new apartment project, according to CultureMap.com.
The restaurant’s remaining TexMex eateries will remain open, but the original Cafe Adobe, 2111 Westheimer, one block west of Shepherd Drive, has been purchased by Hines.
Hines will begin construction next year. The Cafe Adobe location, which opened in 1981, has an exceptionally large parking lot fronting on Westheimer.
“The design has not been finalized but it will definitely be a great looking addition to the neighborhood. We love the location, as it straddles River Oaks and Montrose and plan to build something that’s an asset to the neighborhood,” Hines senior vice president George Lancaster told CultureMap.
Hines is also constructing the Waterwall Place apartments, across the street from the Gerald Hines Waterwall Park in the Galleria in Houston.
Cafe Adobe is continuing to operate the Westheimer restaurant for awhile and is looking for another location in the the Inner Loop of Houston, said restaurant owner Bob Borochoff.