Owners of Acclaimed Grove Do-nutz & Deli to Debut Toast, A Farm-to-Table Breakfast and Lunch Concept in Sugar Land, On June 22

Husband and wife team Renda and Tam Hoang, who earned destination status for their Viet-American take on sweet and savory bites at their firstborn restaurant, The Grove Do-nutz & Deli in Fort Bend, are moving into Sugar Land proper for their second course.

The duo are set to debut Toast – a farm-to-table restaurant focusing on breakfast, lunch and brunch service – this Saturday, June 22. To celebrate, diners 21 and over will enjoy one complimentary mimosa to toast the opening, while supplies last from 7 am until 3 pm.

Located in The Crossing at Telfair (300 Promenade Way), the modern and airy space with seating for 50 indoors and 16 alfresco, incorporates industrial elements alongside warm pops of yellow in banquettes lining two walls of windows.

“After six years operating The Grove and the launch of our food truck three years ago, we were ready for a new culinary adventure,” according to Tam Hoang. “With Toast, we are looking to bring a playful, but elevated, breakfast, brunch and lunch option to the Sugar Land area with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients like meats from Ruffino in Bryan.”

As with The Grove, diners can expect cross cultural influences in a menu that will feature an array of gourmet pancakes, specialty toasts, croissant donuts, build-your-own omelets, burgers, sandwiches, bone-in wings plus Vietnamese signatures like double pork chops and shaking beef salad. An extensive craft beer and mimosa program will round out the offerings.

“It’s always exciting to work with creative, independent operators like the Hoangs,” said Capital Retail Properties’ Jacob Weersing. “They not only add to the culinary diversity of the Sugar Land area, but are also representative of the melting pot of people and flavors that has made Houston one of the country’s most vibrant dining scenes.”

Toast will be open seven days a week from 7 am until 3 pm. For more information, call 281-302-6181.

Houston Retail Reaches Into New Territory with No Impact Fitness Concept; Reach Stretch Studios Approaches Winter Openings and Gains Franchise Partnership

What began as mobile-based hobby for Houston entrepreneur, Ryan Terry has quickly grown into an exciting new retail franchise concept for the former NFL running back and his business partner Steve Eckerman. Since launching REACH Stretch Studios – formerly The Stretch Factor – in 2015 and debuting an inaugural brick and mortar location in Katy’s Cinco Ranch in 2016 followed by Memorial City in 2017 and Sugar Land’s Lake Pointe Town Center in late 2018, the specialized experience for all ages and fitness levels – featuring no impact and immediate results – is now poised for rapid expansion around the Bayou City and beyond.

In addition to unveiling a storefront in The Woodlands (1900 Lake Woodlands Drive) earlier this month and preparing for Rice Village (2524 Rice Blvd.) to open in February 2019, the burgeoning brand has signed a new Greater Houston franchise partnership with commercial real estate veterans Richard Buxbaum, a Principal with RADIUS Realty Advisors, and Capital Retail Properties Managing Partner Eric Walker. Following Rice Village, REACH Stretch Studios has 10 expansion sites planned for the Houston area.

According to Edris Yousefi, the Senior Director of REACH Stretch Studios Franchising LLC, “Having the expertise and engagement of Richard and Eric gives us an incredible advantage in growing REACH Stretch Studios both from an operational and market access standpoint.”

The franchise duo are friends who have worked together in various capacities for more than a decade. Buxbaum shares a dual career as real estate broker/developer and Sport Clips Haircuts franchisee Team Leader with five locations, while Walker is an award-winning specialist in the development, marketing and disposition of anchored shopping centers.

“Richard and I have kicked around the idea of doing something more formal together for years, specifically a retail franchise, and as the two of us began discussing REACH Stretch Studios and our respect for their leadership, we knew this would be a home run,” said Walker. “The wide appeal and quality of the concept was also incredibly attractive to us in our roles and exposure to prime sites throughout the city where we can be nimble in finding targeted homes for future studios.”

Focused on services ranging from rejuvenation to regeneration, the membership based, spa-like locations differentiate themselves in the category with a complimentary first session, private rooms, personalized therapies utilizing technology and performance, plus perks such as advanced hydration, hot towel treatments and neck stretches.

Conceived as a way for clients to attain peak performance and fitness levels, plus find relief from pain and stress, while minimizing old injuries and preventing new ones, REACH benefits also include increased blood flow, flexibility and joint health.