The Barricade Comes Down Summer 2016
Tout Suite opening second location in Memorial City Mall
HOUSTON – April 12, 2016 – CBRE | UCR announces the opening of Tout Suite at its second location in Memorial City Mall. Owned by two Houstonians with a passion for baking, the new Tout Suite location will offer an array of handcrafted confections, coffee beverages, juices, and fresh sandwiches and salads that source ingredients from local producers.
“We are excited to bring all of our signature desserts and dishes to a location where shoppers can conveniently grab something to eat or take a seat at one of our community tables,” co-owner Sandy Tran said. “The menu will feature fresh, locally-sourced options that will be a healthy addition to the mall’s current dining options.”
The freestanding 2,216 square foot café, located by the skating rink, will feature a clean, modern look with benches for fast and easy seating. Due to the high level of foot traffic, the menu will be more ‘grab and go’ than the original location.
CBRE Senior Associate Brian Ashby represented Tout Suite in lease negotiations with landlord, MetroNational, which was represented by Beau May and Danna Diamond.
“Although the owners were originally a bit hesitant about locating within a mall, they were really drawn to the location’s family-based ownership and its history. Beau and his team at MetroNational did a great job of presenting an opportunity that was local and at the heart of one of Houston’s fastest growing and illustrious sub-markets,” Mr. Ashby said. “Memorial City really resounded with Tout Suite’s ownership and they are excited for everyone in and near the area to come enjoy and experience their macarons, eye-opening caffeinated concoctions and home-grown brand of cool.“
“It’s difficult not to fall in love with Tout Suite. Walking into their east downtown location for the first time swept me off my feet, and I knew I wanted to bring such an awesome experience to Memorial City,” Mr. May said. “Sandy and Anne have created an experience that allows you to escape, indulge and enjoy. It’s very special and I’m so excited to see them sharing their confections with Memorial City.”
Mrs. Tran and Ms. Le also own and operate Tout Suite in East Downtown as well as SWEET in CityCentre.