Américas to Open in River Oaks Shopping Center
Michael Cordúa Continues Américas Expansion with Third Location
January 04, 2010 01:06 PM Eastern Time
HOUSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) announced today that award-winning r
renowned chef Michael Cordúa will open a third Américas restaurant in the River Oaks Shopping Center (www.riveroaksshopping
fall of 2010.
Américas River Oaks Ltd. (ARO, Ltd.) will own and operate the new restaurant, which embodies the culinary contrasts that Cordú
authentic Latin ingredients from the Americas paired with classical and contemporary culinary techniques.
The River Oaks Américas will be a second-floor, 9,150-square-foot restaurant, featuring an elevated bar area and private event sp
highlight of the newly redeveloped northwest corner of the center, located at the intersection of Shepherd and West Gray. The new
continue the design partnership between Cordúa and acclaimed architect Jordan Mozer (www.mozer.com), creator of some of the
photographed restaurants and hotels.
Restauranteur and chef Michael Cordúa is a past recipient of the Robert Mondavi Award for Culinary Excellence. Américas has ga
from Food & Wine, Esquire, Texas Monthly and Continental magazines.
“Cordúa’s restaurants are some of the most innovative and beloved in all of Houston,” said Patty Bender, senior vice president for
“We’re thrilled they have chosen to open their third Américas location at River Oaks Shopping Center.”
“River Oaks Shopping Center continues to be one of the city’s most favored neighborhood shopping and entertainment destinations
few months, we’ve unveiled a number of exciting changes to further enhance the experience for our tenants and shoppers, including
our northwest corner redevelopment, the opening of Barnes & Noble as well as a number of other new retail stores in the center,” a
“River Oaks Shopping Center will be an excellent home for the newest Américas for many years to come,” said Cordúa. “The cent
very much like what w