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Mack Allen’s Upscale Seafood Restaurant to Premiere in Creekside Park® Village Center

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) is pleased to announce the debut of Mack Allen’s, an upscale seafood restaurant, in Creekside Park® Village Center in The Woodlands®. Mack Allen’s is the creation of leading Houston restaurateurs Mack and Tan McDonald, and part of the McDonald Entertainment Group.

Mack Allen's Upscale Seafood Restaurant to Premiere in Creekside Park® Village Center
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Mack Allen’s will offer a diverse and appealing menu with a focus on fresh seafood, full oyster bar, prime steaks, and unique culinary dishes—creating memorable dining experiences from longtime Houston area Executive Chefs, Carlos Andrade and Manny Viveros. With approximately 7,000 square feet of space and an extensive patio, Mack Allen’s will provide a distinct dining atmosphere for guests.

“The Woodlands is a special place that we have had our eyes on for years, looking for the right opportunity to open a new restaurant in the community,” shared the McDonalds. “The community is welcoming to diverse cuisine and Creekside Park provides a convenient destination for residents to enjoy appetizing and enticing culinary dishes.”

“Mack Allen’s brings a new and unique food concept to The Woodlands providing residents and guests with even more dining options,” said Patrick Stites, Vice President, Strategic Investment Analysis with The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The proximity of residents within the Village Center and nearby in Creekside Park will provide easy walkability to Mack Allen’s as well as the many other retailers and customer-service businesses in the area.”




The McDonald Entertainment Group owns the award-winning Rouxpour Restaurant & Bar with four locations in Houston, which has garnered several accolades including “Best Oysters” in Houston Chronicle’s Best of the Best, “Best Gumbo” two years in a row by the Houstonian, and “Best Oysters” at San Leon Oyster Fest. The Group is also the owner of Briscoe Manor, a premier Houston wedding and event venue, located on 42 pristine acres in Richmond, Texas, voted “Couple’s Choice Award” 2022 by WeddingWire.

Mack Allen’s will be built on over two acres near the intersection of Creekside Forest Drive and Timarron Drive in Creekside Park Village Center. Mack Allen’s is anticipated to open in the latter half of 2024. Mack Allen’s was represented by Kashay Mendes of S.E. Covington & Company, Inc. while Howard Hughes was represented in-house.

About The Woodlands®

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The Woodlands, a 28,500-acre award-winning master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston, was recognized two consecutive years, 2022 and 2021, as the #1 Best Community to Live in America by Niche. The Woodlands offers an unprecedented 28% of green space, leading the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to 120,000 people, and nearly 66,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands has received numerous past accolades including the Vision Award, Development of Distinction from the Urban Land Institute; three-time honoree of “Master Planned Community of the Year,” four-time recipient of “Humanitarian of the Year” and “Trailblazer of the Year” in 2018 by the Greater Houston Builders Association; American Trails Developer Award; Environmental Planning Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Texas Chapter Houston Section. The Woodlands is a community of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, which supports over 180 local causes in the Houston region through its HHCares program. For additional details, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Woodlands is a community of The Howard Hughes Corporation, which supports over 180 local causes in the Houston region through its HHCares program. For more information, visit For additional details, find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®

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The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages, and develops commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport in New York City; Downtown Columbia®, Maryland; The Woodlands®, Bridgeland® and The Woodlands Hills® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; and Teravalis™ in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information visit