by CSB Staff •
October 30, 2018 •
Retail, Sports & Specialty •
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Rendering of the new golf simulator Loft 18 at 3128 Metairie Rd. New Orleans.
Loft18, the New Orleans-based indoor golf and entertainment concept, has announced that it is expanding to Houston with what will be its second location.
The new site will be part of The Shops at Sawyer Yards in Houston, TX, a 40,000 square foot mixed-use complex in the Washington Avenue Arts District. The Shops at Sawyer Yards features creative office space, retail, and entertainment spaces for lease. Other tenants in the project include Sticky Chicken, Awesome Bites, Pokeology, Bayou City Smiles, Polish Parker & Roe, Local Pho, Poitín, Satori Salon, and Orangetheory Fitness.
The new Loft18 will occupy approximately 6,950 square feet of space located at 2313 Edwards Street on the western endcap of The Shops at Sawyer Yards. Buildout is underway, and it is expected to open in the summer of 2019.
Loft18, founded in New Orleans, is an innovative, interactive golf concept featuring custom-built, state-of-the-art Full Swing Golf simulators that showcase nearly 100 championship courses to deliver precision play at its finest for golfers of all experience levels. The group opened its first location on Metairie Road in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans last fall.
“After researching and scouting various locations, we decided to expand the Loft18 concept to The Shops at Sawyer Yards because of the unique property offerings and access to the growing local population,” said Greg Whitman, President/Owner of Loft18. “We are excited to open our doors next summer and to deliver the ultimate indoor golfing experience—complete with award-winning golf simulators and club-level dining and drinking—to the Houston area. Whether you like golf or not, you will have a good time at Loft18.”
The company is planning expansion in several major markets across the country, as well as developing external partnership opportunities in other areas such as Dallas, Nashville, Chicago and Atlanta.
Lauren Ryan and Thomas Bryan, Sales and Leasing Executives with Stirling Properties, represented Loft18 in securing the historic Houston location, along with Bruce Wallace and Radkey Jolink with CBRE out of Houston, TX.