Glenn Clements Jr. has announced that a Fred Astaire Dance Company franchisee signed a lease for 2,713 square feet on the second floor of Heights Central Station, 1051 Heights Blvd.
Studio director Alexandros Armaos said the Heights location will be his second, after one in Humble that Armaos has owned since 2005.
Armaos said he has always wanted to expand his business and that the urban lifestyle of the Heights appealed to him.
“I love the industry,” he said.
He is looking for a temporary location nearby where he can start off before moving to Heights Central Station in late August. The company offers private and group lessons as well as parties. Armaos said Thursday night dance socials will be a part of the Heights calendar.
“We’re also trying some fitness classes to enhance the dancing,” Armaos said.
Dance styles include Ballroom, Latin and Country Western – “anything with partners and dancing,” Armaos said.
New senior community under construction on 19th
Tucson-based Watermark Retirement Communities and Houston-based Hines are building a new senior living community at 1245 W. 18th St. The seven-story building will consist of 223 independent-living, assisted-living and memory care residences. Floor plans will range from studio to two-bedroom spaces.
According to a news release, the campus will feature fitness rooms, an art studio, theater, library, swimming pool, activities lawn, salon and golf simulator as well as a café, bar and formal dining room with a casual gallery on the top floor that will feature skyline views.
A completion date has not been publicized.
Mosley renovates property adjacent to Cedar Creek
Gary Mosley, owner of The Creek Group and Cedar Creek Bar & Grill, 1034 W. 20th St., also owns the property across the street from its parking lot at 1100 W. 19th St. While a lease sign was up a few months ago, the sign is now gone and the building is being re-sided.
Mosley said he is repairing termite damage and generally getting the building ready for occupation.
“I don’t know if I am going to rent it out or occupy it myself,” Mosley said. “We’ve had a high amount of interest in leasing it.”
He said he will make his decision in a few weeks.
Black Dog Records space for lease
Despite positive reviews and a novel business concept, Black Dog Records and Maggie May Coffee has closed at 726 W. 19th St.
Owner James Sherwood had Black Dog on Bissonnet Street for seven years prior to opening the Heights location. A lease sign is up for the space.
Former Finch Properties space available
Real estate agency Finch Properties has moved from its space at 1901 N. Shepherd, in the Revive development that also houses Fat Cat Creamery and Smoothie King.
Revive’s Monica Danna said the 1,250 square foot space is already built out for an office and has a conference room and small kitchen.