Plaza Retail Rollout begins at North Houston’s CityPlace mixed-use District in Springwoods Village with Opening of Focus Optical
HOUSTON, TX – May 12, 2020 – CityPlace, a best-in-class mixed-use district anchoring north Houston’s Springwoods Village, welcomes its first plaza-fronting retail tenant with the debut of Focus Optical. The specialty concept, which opened on May 4 at 1700 City Plaza Drive, offers a range of personalized optometry services – along with a curated selection of distinctive and exclusive frame lines – in a luxury, boutique setting. The 1,984-square-foot office and showroom is conveniently situated on the ground floor of CityPlace 1, adjacent to soon-to-open Common Bond Bistro & Bakery and steps from the central green.
According to Robert Fields, President and CEO at Patrinely Group, “We’re excited to introduce Focus Optical to CityPlace, and given these unprecedented times, grateful to continue building on our momentum with upcoming summer openings, including Island Grill and Common Bond Bistro & Bakery, further enhancing this unique community.”
This is the second area location for Focus Optical, which was founded in 2016 by Woodlands-based owner/operators Drs. Thy and Christopher Nguyen. Premium lens options and technology from Zeiss and Essilor are paired with sought-after brands like Lindberg, Tom Ford, Gucci, Oakley and Ray Ban to name a few. Brand offerings include eye exams, contact lens fittings, eye disease monitoring, LASIK and cataract co-management, Orthokeratology and telemedicine in lieu of some office visits.
Most major insurance carriers are accepted, as well as HSA/FSA cards. For many lens prescriptions, same day glasses are available, depending on frame selection.
According to Thy Nguyen, “We’re glad we made the decision to open last week and were pleasantly surprised by the traffic from both existing clients and new customers. We have high hopes for this location given the caliber of the CityPlace development, in addition to the area’s beautiful setting and pedestrian orientation that add to the overall appeal for visitors.”
To protect the safety of clients and staff, Focus Optical has implemented a variety of COVID protocols. All staff and doctors wear masks and gloves; stringent sanitizing efforts include cleaning and disinfecting all glasses after trial; customer capacity is limited to five people at CityPlace; and all office visits require an appointment and are capped at one patient per hour to eliminate overlap. Additionally, Focus Optical is featuring shipping or curbside pickup of all glasses and contact lens orders.
Current CityPlace store hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4 pm and Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm. Call or text 832.648.4335.
CityPlace is a joint venture of Patrinely Group, USAA Real Estate and CDC Houston. For retail leasing information, please contact Crystal Allen, Transwestern Senior Vice President of Retail Services at 713.270.3360 or Crystal.Allen@transwestern.com.
About CityPlace Springwoods Village
Ideally situated at the axis of the Grand Parkway, Hardy Toll Road and Interstate 45, north Houston’s CityPlace is a thoughtfully designed and fully-integrated, mixed-use development spanning 60 acres in the heart one of the country’s most rapidly expanding corridors. A vibrant, new destination for the area, CityPlace serves as the urban and walkable commercial center of Springwoods Village, a sustainable 2,000-acre master-planned community that is home to corporate campuses including ExxonMobil. Enhancing CityPlace’s growing roster of businesses, plus retail and dining offerings, are premier amenities ranging from programmed, waterfront green space and miles of trails to a AAA Four Diamond Marriott hotel, 342-unit luxury apartment building, 10-screen Star Cinema Grill dine-in theater and 38,000 SF 24 Hour Fitness super sport club. For more information, please visit www.cityplacespringwoods.com.
About Patrinely Group, LLC
Patrinely Group is a national real estate investment, development and management firm focused on large scale, Class A mixed-use, office and multifamily properties in major markets. Recognized as a leader in real estate development since 1983, Patrinely Group has completed $10 billion in transactions and is experienced with all real estate asset classes. For more information, visit www.patrinelygroup.com.
About USAA Real Estate
The mission of USAA Real Estate is to strengthen the profitability and diversity of the USAA investment portfolio and those of its investor clients by acquiring, developing, financing and managing quality real estate investments. The portfolio consists of office, industrial/logistics, multifamily, retail and hotel properties. Visit www.usrealco.com for more information.
About CDC Houston
CDC Houston, Inc. (a subsidiary of Coventry Development Corporation, New York) is an experienced land developer with expertise in creating mixed-use urban communities that foster smart and responsible growth for commercial and residential vitality. Coventry has provided development services for mixed-use projects in New York, Colorado, Texas, Florida and Guam over its 55+ year history. For more information on CDC Houston, Inc.’s latest project, Springwoods Village, please visit: www.springwoodsvillage.com and connect on Facebook and Twitter.