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Early in the 80's Highland Village had an eclectic mix of tenants, including seven sari shops, a rowdy country-western club and a Weiner’s department store. When new owners, who included Harvey Houck Jr. and Charles Swain, decided to redevelop, brokers Ed Page and Mike Wheeler convinced them to elevate offerings and create a lifestyle center. First to come in and remarkably change the center’s direction were a flagship Williams-Sonoma and local favorite Tootsies. “This happened just as the lifestyle [concept] was happening,” Page explains, and as the oil bust loomed over the city, this suggestion and insight proved to be a saving grace.

Today we still see the same insight on the city. In 20 years there will be stories of what we are making happen today.

*we know Houston retail

 


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017