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Famed Texas Chef Tim Love to Open The Woodshed at Houston’s Levy Park Redevelopment

Chef Tim Love to open The Woodshed at redeveloped Levy Park, near Kirby Drive in Houston.

Chef Tim Love to open The Woodshed at redeveloped Levy Park, near Kirby Drive in Houston.

HOUSTON – Texas-based chef and restaurateur Tim Love, host of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup show, will open The Woodshed restaurant in the new Levy Park in the Inner Loop of Houston, near Kirby Drive and Richmond Avenue.

An expert in “urban western cuisine,” Chef Love is best known for his flagship Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in the historic stockyards district in Fort Worth.

“Houston is such a dynamic city with great restaurants and culture, and I’m thrilled to partner with Levy Park as we create a fun, vibrant food and beverage experience for the neighborhood,” says Love. “The renovation of the Park marks an exciting time of growth for Houston, and I look forward to serving the community and celebrating this special city with my fellow Texans.”

The Upper Kirby District Foundation, which helped to redevelop Levy Park, was represented in negotiations with Love by Greg Lewis of Lewis Property Co. of Houston.

The Woodshed is expected to open in mid-2018. Love and his team will also operate concessions for Levy Park’s food kiosk and a double decker bus, modified for beverage service and planned for the Park’s beer garden, both currently scheduled to open later this year.

On his CNBC show, Love demonstrates an experienced eye for analyzing the business plans and growth potential of restaurant entrepreneurs.

With a restaurant organization spanning the nation from Seattle to Knoxville, Love’s roots remain in Texas, where he is chef and owner of several notable restaurants, including, Woodshed Smokehouse; Queenie’s Steakhouse; Love Shack; the White Elephant Saloon; and a second location of Love’s Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Austin. Love most recently expanded beyond the Lone Star State to his alma mater city of Knoxville, Tenn. with both his Lonesome Dove and Love Shack concepts.

The six-acre Levy Park, located just north of the Southwest Freeway, will celebrate its grand opening on Feb 25.

The park’s redevelopment was undertaken in conjunction with Midway Cos., a Houston development firm that developed the CityCentre mixed-use project in West Houston and GreenStreet in downtown.

Midway has just completed the 16-story Kirby Grove office building on the north side of Levy Park. The building has 225,000 SF of office space and 25,000 SF of retail/restaurant space. Midway’s development near Levy Park also includes Avenue Grove, a 270-unit multifamily community.

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