New retailers and restaurants to open at LaCenterra
Katy, Texas — Houston-based Vista Equities Group said that a lineup of new retailers and restaurants will open at its mixed-use development in Katy: LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch.
Three new retailers opened for business in fourth quarter 2012, and six others have plans in place for first and second quarter openings this year. Lease locations include existing retail space in Phase I and in the new Phase II-A, currently under construction.
New retailers and restaurants include Brothers, The Flower Girls, Lavo Collections, The Sweet Boutique, Bonefish Grill, Emmanuel Salon, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, World of Beer and Zoës Kitchen.
VEG and partner Amstar began construction on LaCenterra’s Phase II-A in October. According to Vista’s VP development, Dana Garnett, the additional 39,000 sq. ft. of retail space and the Willow Fork Drainage District’s Central Green amphitheater will be completed this spring.
Bayer Properties names VP asset management
Birmingham, Ala. — Bayer Properties said Tuesday that Scott Laslo has joined the company as VP asset management.
Laslo more recently served as VP/general manager and VP for Forest City Enterprises. His asset management role at Bayer will focus on value creation and oversight of the company’s growing portfolio of over 10 million sq. ft.
Quaker sports a new deal with NFL
CHICAGO — The winner of a contest sponsored by the Quaker Oats Co. will appear with an NFL rookie quarterback in an event sponsored by the company to promote healthy living.
Quaker, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, said 10-year-old Hunter Paulin would join the Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck at the Kids Day at NFL Experience Driven by GMC, where Luck will introduce him to kids from the New Orleans area during a Quaker Oatmeal breakfast event before they run football drills. Luck and Paulin will encourage kids to eat healthy, stay active and serve as role models for healthy living.
For the contest, Quaker partnered with NFL Play 60 to encourage thousands of children to share how they are inspired by their NFL role models and how they stay active with their families and eat well. Paulin, of Washington, was selected as the "NFL Play 60 Super Kid" and recognized by NFL players in his hometown in December, and will attend Super Bowl XLVII with his family and get to run the game ball onto the field just before kickoff.