whole_foodsThe Ainbinder Company, the Houston-based developer of the Ambassador Crossing center that will be anchored by Whole Foods, has just released some of the retailers committed to the project, and there are a few cool tenants on the list.

As ABiz reported last month, J. Crew is coming (yipee!), along  with Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, Carter’s Babies & Kids/Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Massage Envy, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Which Wich and Superior Nails.

It's unclear whether Baton Rouge-based Lee Michaels plans to close its Acadiana Mall store. The local store manager, Kim Henry, was unavailable for comment, and two messages ABiz left at the corporate office were not immediately returned.

Acadiana Mall General Manager Bryan LeBlanc tells ABiz he has not received any word from the company on whether it will keep the mall store open. LeBlanc declined to disclose when the company's lease expires.

According to Ainbinder, negotiations are still under way to bring several upscale fashion and home furnishings retailers and several restaurants to the remaining space.

Work is under way on the Whole Foods development, where a J. Crew, Lee Michaels and Chipotle Mexican Grill will also open locations.

Ambassador Crossing, located at Settlers Trace Boulevard and Ambassador Caffery Parkway, consists of 108,00 square feet of retail space on 12 acres of land with Whole Foods occupying 36,200 of those square feet.

The property was acquired from the Saloom family; the development broke ground last week.

The Ainbinder Company specializes in the acquisition, development and redevelopment of retail real estate throughout the country.

To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.

feed-image RSS Feed
ABiz Stock Watch
o Home Bancorp 23.15 ▲0.05 (0.22%)
o Frank's International 19.53 ▼0.40 (-2.01%)
o IberiaBank Corp 67.58 ▲0.08 (0.12%)
o LHC Group 23.96 ▼0.11 (-0.46%)
o MidSouth Bancorp 18.69 ▼0.11 (-0.59%)
o Petroquest Energy 4.11 ▲0.11 (2.75%)
o PHI Inc. 41.27 ▲0.18 (0.44%)
o Superior Energy 23.38 ▼0.84 (-3.47%)
o Stone Energy 20.83 ▼0.78 (-3.61%)
o Facebook Inc. 77.62 ▲1.99 (2.63%)
o Twitter Inc. 41.13 ▲1.37 (3.45%)
o Gannett 32.74 ▲0.48 (1.49%)

Home Bancorp

Company ID [NYSE:HBCP] Last trade:23.15 Trade time:4:08PM EST Value change:▲0.05 (0.22%)

Frank's International

Company ID [NYSE:FI] Last trade:19.53 Trade time:4:06PM EST Value change:▼0.40 (-2.01%)

IberiaBank Corp

Company ID [NYSE:IBKC] Last trade:67.58 Trade time:4:08PM EST Value change:▲0.08 (0.12%)

LHC Group

Company ID [NYSE:LHCG] Last trade:23.96 Trade time:4:08PM EST Value change:▼0.11 (-0.46%)

MidSouth Bancorp

Company ID [NYSE:MSL] Last trade:18.69 Trade time:4:00PM EST Value change:▼0.11 (-0.59%)

Petroquest Energy

Company ID [NYSE:PQ] Last trade:4.11 Trade time:4:03PM EST Value change:▲0.11 (2.75%)

PHI Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:PHII] Last trade:41.27 Trade time:2:42PM EST Value change:▲0.18 (0.44%)

Superior Energy

Company ID [NYSE:SPN] Last trade:23.38 Trade time:4:06PM EST Value change:▼0.84 (-3.47%)

Stone Energy

Company ID [NYSE:SGY] Last trade:20.83 Trade time:4:05PM EST Value change:▼0.78 (-3.61%)

Facebook Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:FB] Last trade:77.62 Trade time:4:08PM EST Value change:▲1.99 (2.63%)

Twitter Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:TWTR] Last trade:41.13 Trade time:4:01PM EST Value change:▲1.37 (3.45%)


Company ID [NYSE:GCI] Last trade:32.74 Trade time:4:03PM EST Value change:▲0.48 (1.49%)

Read the Flipping Paper!

Click Here for the Entire Print Version of