EDENS Delivers More Dining As Final Details Are Completed On Uptown Park Modernization


HOUSTON, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — EDENS, a retail real estate owner, operator and developer with more than 125 retail places nationally, continues to elevate restaurant and retail offerings in Houston as a new partner joins the transformed Uptown Park— a vibrant collection of shops, restaurants and services located in the heart of uptown Houston.

“The addition of Flower Child and the reimagined experience at Uptown Park is the start of many new changes customers will see in our district,” said Tom Kiler, Managing Director at EDENS. “We will continue to bring exciting and transformative concepts to the neighborhood as we execute our commitment to deliver an elevated and community-focused experience for Houstonians and visitors.”

Mendocino Farms, a Southern California-based premium fast casual concept, will add chef-driven sandwich and salad offerings to the dining lineup. With a seasonally rotating menu featuring ingredients from farm and food artisan partners prepared using fine-dining techniques, their offerings have garnered a devoted following in California among residents and visitors alike.

“We’ve long had restaurant guests passing through California from Texas who discover our food and beg us to open in their home state,” said Mario Del Pero, Co-Founder of Mendocino Farms. “We’re thrilled to have partnered with EDENS to join the Uptown Park community and provide a welcoming neighborhood gathering place for local foodies and families.”

Mendocino Farms joins a growing list of new tenants at Uptown Park. Rejuvenation, a Williams-Sonoma company offering classic American lighting, furniture, hardware and décor, opens on November 16 and will be the store’s first Texas location. Flower Child, an Arizona-based health-food restaurant by Fox Restaurant Concepts, opened in September. Uptown Sushi, currently undergoing a complete renovation, is scheduled to reopen in January.

“We are committed to bringing new dining, fitness, entertainment, and shopping concepts to grow options for our customers at Uptown Park. Our initial investment to redevelop and modernize the look and functionality of the property is essential to providing the experience we know our community and this world-class city deserves,” continued Kiler.

Redevelopment included updating all building façades for a clean aesthetic, maximizing storefronts and brightening the exterior colors to modernize the consumer experience. Trellises now span the property and provide shaded walkways that connect the buildings for pedestrians. Parking has been reconfigured to accommodate outdoor conversation areas for guests to unwind and socialize, as well as improved walkability and safety. Final details, including custom benches from local East Downtown fabricator RootLab and public Wi-Fi, are currently in the process of installation. Retail openings will continue into late next year.

While final renovations are being completed, retailers, restaurants and services at Uptown Park remain open, including Araya Chocolate, Bill Walker Clothier, Café Express, Carrie Ann, Ceron Hair Studio, Crave Cupcakes, Drybar, E*Trade, Elizabeth Anthony, Embajadores Fine Cigars, Etoile Cuisine et Bar, Flower Child, Francesca’s, Gittings Portraiture, High Gloss, Lewis Jewelers, Linda’s Couture Alterations, LOFT, Longoria Collection, Lucho Boutique, M Penner, McCormick & Schmick’s, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Songkran Thai Kitchen, Starbucks Coffee, The Tasting Room, Top Drawer Lingerie, Uptown Park Dental, Utopia Plastic Surgery & Medspa.

EDENS is a retail real estate owner, operator and developer of a nationally-leading portfolio of 125+ retail places. Our purpose is to enrich community through human engagement. EDENS has 250 employees across offices in key markets, including Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas, Columbia, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Houston and Denver. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, visit

About Uptown Park
From artisan makers and contemporary designer collections to neighborhood eateries and buzzy wine bars with homegrown and international flair, Uptown Park lives up to its name—and its high-energy locale. Nestled in the heart of Houston’s most fashionable address, this lush, open-air social haven welcomes local urbanites, upward-bound professionals and global tourists alike to mix it up in a newly transformed destination where big-city culture meets southern hospitality. Meet friends at a fun tasting event or trunk show. Savor your favorite craft beer to the sounds of live music. Stroll the shady walkways, window shop and soak in our friendly Uptown vibe. Uptown Park speaks a new language: yours.