HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Guard and Grace, a modern Denver-based steakhouse, will open a 13,000 SF restaurant in the One Allen Center building in downtown Houston.
The restaurant, scheduled to open in summer 2019, continues a relationship between the restaurant group and Brookfield Properties, which owns the Allen Center office complex and the Denver building where Grace and Guard is located.
Brookfield Properties and Troy Guard, Chef and Owner of Denver’s restaurant empire, TAG Restaurant Group, announced the deal Tuesday.
“We chose to bring Guard and Grace to Houston because, similarly to Denver when we opened the first location, the city has this passion and energy that’s just contagious – we’re really excited to become a part of that,” Guard shares. “The relationship we have with Brookfield continues to be so successful and collaborative that it was a natural fit when we made the decision to open up outside of Denver.”
The Denver location opened in 2014 on the street level of the Brookfield building, 1801 California, in the downtown business center. TAG Restaurant Group’s eclectic roster of restaurants includes eight different concepts ranging from Mexican cuisine to breakfast fare to burger bars.
Nick Hernandez, Crystal Allen and Chace Henke of Transwestern’s Houston Retail Services Group represented Brookfield Properties in the transaction.
“The decision to bring Guard and Grace to Allen Center speaks to the unprecedented growth and change seen on this side of downtown and at Allen Center, and perfectly aligns with Brookfield’s focus on placemaking,” said Travis Overall, Executive Vice President and Head of the Texas Region for Brookfield Properties.
Brookfield recently completed the first phase of the multi-million dollar Reimagining of Allen Center renovation, that included the transformation of One Allen Center’s lobby into a mixed-use, two-story glass façade; a re-clad skybridge; and the signature piece of the project, a complete re-envisioning of the exterior landscaping into a vibrant one-acre greenspace, named “The Acre.”
Guard and Grace will be housed in One Allen Center’s new “glass box,” featuring unobstructed views overlooking The Acre’s central lawn. The bi-level space will include a full bar, multiple private dining rooms, as well as two outdoor seated patios where guests can dine on The Acre greenspace.