Fast-Casual Dining & Retail

New Fast Casual Restaurants to open in the Texas Medical Center

New Retail Concepts Announced for 24,000 Square-Foot Development – Home of the Westin Houston Medical Center


HOUSTON (May 29, 2019) – Pearl Hospitality, the Houston-based developer and operator, announced today the redevelopment of the entire block of restaurant and retail space at Main Street and Dryden Road bounded by Fannin Street. The 24,000 square-foot footprint is located at street level of the historic Medical Towers Building. This overhaul of the street level retail experience of the Medical Towers Building coincides with Pearl Hospitality’s renovation of the tower portion of the building into the recently announced Westin Houston Medical Center to open in early 2020.

Multiple notable national and local fast-casual restaurants have recently completed lease transactions:  Möge Tee and Piada Italian Street Food (coming soon).  These new tenants join existing staple tenants including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Citadel BBQ, MOD Pizza, Poke In The Bowl, Salata, Starbucks, and The Halal Guys, many of whom have signed extensions and have either already remodeled or are intending to in conjunction with the renovation of the building.

For new and existing tenants, the new first floor retail experience will include new storefronts wrapping the entire street level façade, new and curated landscaping to go along with dedicated patio areas for tenants.  Guests and customers will have a unique opportunity to experience the vibrant street level activity of the Texas Medical Center.

“The Texas Medical Center market brings a unique mixture of visitors, employees, students, physicians and patients that interact in a concentrated area every single day. Pearl’s creation of this sophisticated urban street level experience featuring high quality food and beverage is the perfect amenity to serve such a diverse community and is unlike any other project in the City of Houston. – Christie Amezquita, Shop Companies, landlord representative.

 Current Restaurants:

Chipotle Mexican Grill and Starbucks completed extensive remodels in 2018. Halal Guys opened at the end of 2018. Salata completed a full remodel and expanded their restaurant space. All restaurants are open for business.


About Pearl Hospitality

Founded in 2000, Houston-based Pearl Hospitality is built on the belief that by investing in the growth of its people, it is investing in the future of the company. Pearl Hospitality has a proven track record of acquiring distressed properties and converting them into top-tier hotels. The focus on both personal and professional growth of the Pearl team results in a level of performance that far exceeds industry averages. Unlike many hotel companies, their integrated model offers a turn-key service approach, providing development, construction and operations. For more information visit,