Retail wrap: East River unveils future retail tenants including local Broham Fine Soul Food & Groceries

Houston-based Midway announced new retail tenants in phase one of its East River development at Jensen Drive and Clinton Drive, just northeast of downtown. Planned for a 2023 opening, East River will include 110,000 square feet of retail at the ground floor of the office buildings, garage, plaza and bayou pavilions.

Broham Fine Soul Food & Groceries, a venture of James Beard Award nominated Chef Jonny Rhodes, will occupy a 4,000-square-foot space in The Depot on the ground level of the garage. The store will sell locally sourced seafood and meat, produce, bread, cheese and specialty condiments. Rhodes, owner/chef of the former Restaurant Indigo who grew up down the street from the East River site, will sell produce from his Food Fight Farms in Cleveland.

Lick Honest Ice Cream, an Austin-based shop founded by Anthony Sobotik and Chad Palmatier selling artisan ice cream made from locally sourced ingredients, will open in a 1,124-square-foot space in East River 1 (Building C).

URBN Dental, an eco-friendly dental practice that is expanding in Houston, leased 2,612 square feet in The Depot.

Additional tenants in East River’s phase one include Method Architecture, Teal Construction and a new event venue and rooftop bar from the owners of The Astorian.

By Katherine Feser - Houston Chronicle