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Marcel Boulevard Welcomes Two New Restaurants

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CONROE, TX – Two new restaurants are now open in Marcel Boulevard in Grand Central Park, adding to the many businesses already open in the open-air market.

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Voodoo Grille and Mezze #1 Mediterranean Eatery & Bar are now open in Marcel Boulevard in Grand Central Park. Pictured is the interior of Voodoo Grille. Photo courtesy of Grand Central Park.

Mezze #1 Mediterranean Eatery & Bar is open at 1205 Grand Central Parkway, Suite 100, with a menu of Greek and Middle-Eastern small dishes and a variety of cocktails. Also recently opening its doors is Voodoo Grille at 1205 Grand Central Parkway, Suite 900. The locally owned restaurant offers Cajun/Creole-inspired menu items and what owner Scott and Aubrey Elias describe as a “concise wine list.”

Part of Grand Central Park’s City Central Business District, the 10.5-acre Marcel Boulevard is approximately 92 percent leased, said Vernon Veldekens, Founder of the Marcel Group and developer of Marcel Boulevard. The center offers 68,160 square feet of shops and restaurants as well as 32,400 square feet of executive office space.

Already open in Marcel Boulevard are F45 Training, Strategic Mind Games, Advanced Construction Group, Vindauf Fitness, Action Behaviors Center and Edward Jones. Several additional businesses have started operations with Apex Executive Suites.




“Marcel Boulevard is shaping up to be just what we intended — a destination for shopping, dining, employment and entertainment to serve the growing Conroe area,” Veldekens said.

Under construction within Marcel Boulevard are The Perfect Round (expected to open next month), Malibu Nails & Spa and Atelier Salon & Suites. Leased and coming soon are the Tuscany Italian Grill and The Cuterie.

Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is holding classes within walking distance of Marcel Boulevard. Under construction in the City Central is Business District is the 250-room, Hyatt Regency Conroe Hotel & Convention Center, boasting a 30,000-square-foot convention center. The Hyatt Regency is slated to open the summer of 2023.

“While much of Grand Central Park will remain in its natural state, our location along Loop 336 and Interstate 45 lends itself toward commercial development,” said Bob Douglas, General Manager of Grand Central Park. “Our 336 Marketplace has brought a host of stores and restaurants to the area and now Marcel Boulevard and City Central are adding to the entertainment and employment opportunities to be found right here in Conroe.”




Home sales started in Grand Central Park in 2017. Currently, 10 builders offer homes priced from the $300,000s in Grand Central Park. For more information on the community, visit

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Grand Central Park is a 2,046-acre master-planned community in Conroe that has a naturally wooded setting, an extensive trail system and lakes. The Lake House amenity complex features a 7,600-square-foot clubhouse, resort-style pool, fitness room, patio with lake views, pavilion, event lawn, playground and dog park. Just five miles north of The Woodlands along Interstate 45 and Loop 336, Grand Central Park offers an enviable location near the growing Montgomery County energy corridor and world-class entertainment. Homebuyers can select from townhomes, single-family homes and luxury homes priced from the low $300,000s. Shopping, dining and everyday conveniences are on-site at 336 Marketplace. City Central offers upscale options at the Marcel Boulevard shopping center. The Hyatt Regency Conroe Hotel & Convention Center occupying 7.5 acres of land in City Central is expected to open in May 2023. For more information, visit

Johnson Development is a Houston-based, award-winning residential and commercial land development company. Now celebrating 47 years, the company has set the standard for successful master-planned communities in Houston, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and other markets around the country. Johnson Development’s impressive collection includes the Houston-area communities of Riverstone, Sienna, Woodforest, Cross Creek Ranch, Grand Central Park, Veranda, Harvest Green, Imperial, Jordan Ranch, Edgewater and Tuscan Lakes. The company also is developing Viridian and Trinity Falls in Dallas-Fort Worth, Lake Arrowhead in Atlanta, and Bryson in the Austin-area. An affiliate of Johnson Development — Johnson Development Services — manages development of boutique communities within the Johnson portfolio, including Amira and Candela. For more information on Johnson Development, visit