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AMC Theatres adds to its Houston-area story line

January 4, 2019

Dallas-based Sam Moon Group is on track to open Metropark Square in Shenandoah in March and is planning monthly events on its lawn area. The project, on 70 acres at Interstate 45 south of Texas 242, encompasses 175,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space. A 10-screen, 41,500-square-foot movie theater is scheduled to open in February, followed by Urban Air Adventure Park, with indoor skydiving, a ropes course, a climbing wall and trampolines in March. The development will also have a Dave & Buster’s, Hyatt House Hotel, apartments and additional restaurant and retail spaces.

Life Time Athletic Baybrook is now open at Baybrook Mall, 19250 Gulfbrook Drive, representing the Minneapolis-based company’s ninth location in the Houston market. The facility has studios for group fitness classes; cardiovascular and resistance training equipment; athletic performance and recovery facilities; an outdoor tennis complex with eight courts; an indoor and outdoor aquatic center; a children’s program; a cafe; salon and spa; and dressing rooms with whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms.

Code Ninjas, a learning center that teaches children computer coding by showing them how to create video games, has opened in Cullen Crossing Shopping Center at 8325 Broadway in Pearland. Franchisees Ellecia and Edmund Knolle, who plan to their next location in the Galleria area, own and operate the Pearland Silverlake location. Founded by programmer and entrepreneur David Graham in 2016, Pearland-based Code Ninjas is opening centers across the U.S.

Pizza Inn has opened a PIE location inside the Zip In Zip Out at 950 Langwick Drive in Houston. The quick-service pizza location, one of eight systemwide, is operated by franchisee Nick Mornin.

Tech repair brand uBreakiFix has opened at 5623 Garth Road in Baytown. The store fixes products such as smartphones, game consoles, tablets, computers, drones and hoverboards. Steve Curtindale, who also owns locations in Atascocita and Gulfport, Miss., with partners Garlon Pemberton and Warren Dedeaux, plans to open four more locations in the east Houston area.

El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant & Cantina has leased 4,200 square feet at Pin Oak Crossing, 1344 Pin Oak Road, Katy. Jim Thompson of Retail Solutions represented the landlord.

katherine.feser@chron.com

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