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Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

Tilman J. Fertitta, chairman of CEO of Landry’s Inc., on Thursday announced a new 10-acre mixed-used development in Houston that will bring his Mastro’s brand to Texas for the first time and also house a relocated Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks.

Fertitta’s team said Thursday that the development, called The Post Oak, will combine a luxury hotel in a 35-story tower in the Galleria and Uptown area with offices, residential and other retail offerings.

“The Post Oak’s proximity to our corporate office allows me and my executive team to be intimately involved in the planning and development of this 10-acre urban experience,” Fertitta said in a statement.

The 650,000-square-foot tower will accommodate 240-luxury hotel rooms, more than 120,000 square feet of office space and 22 residential apartment units. The development also includes a 30,000-square-foot multi-function area that includes a 16,000-square-foot ballroom.

The tower will include space for restaurants, and Fertitta plans to bring the first Mastro’s Restaurant, which Landry’s bought in 2013, to Texas, with an opening planned in spring 2017.

“Mastro’s Steakhouse will make its Texas debut in Houston with a 10,000-square-foot restaurant and spectacular outdoor dining,” the company said. “A favorite restaurant among celebrities, Mastro’s is a chic steakhouse that offers ‘an unparalleled dining experience’ praised for world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet entertaining atmosphere.” Mastro’s currently has 13 locations.

In addition, Landry’s 35-year-old Willie G’s in Houston will relocate to The Post Oak development in a 10,000-square-foot space. The restaurant will offer both indoor seating and an outdoor patio dining among oak trees, the company said.

Artist's rendering of The Post Oak tower and restaurants being developed by Tilman J. Fertitta. Photo: Landry's Inc.

Fertitta’s affiliated companies include Landry’s, the Golden Nugget, Fertitta Entertainment and Fertitta Hospitality.

Landry’s includes such restaurant brands as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper and a number of fine-dining concepts.

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