The Woodlands® Welcomes Bluestone Lane to Lake Woodlands Crossing
THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) announced Bluestone Lane, an Australian-based premium coffee and healthy food brand café, is coming to Lake Woodlands Crossing in The Woodlands Town Center in The Woodlands®, and will be located adjacent to Flower Child restaurant.
The Woodlands will be Bluestone Lane’s second Houston-area location, complementing their recently opened café in the Houston Heights area. Bluestone Lane is an award-winning coffee roaster and recently crowned as the Golden Bean North America winner, a coffee roasters competition. They are widely known for being the brand to introduce “Avocado Toast” and authentically introduced “Flat White” – an espresso-based drink that contains steamed milk – to the U.S.
“We chose The Woodlands for our second Houston-area location for its livability and close community feel,” said Nicholas Stone, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Bluestone Lane. “We are inspired by the independent coffee culture found in Australia and look forward to introducing our brand and connecting with the locals of The Woodlands community, where I have a number of friends and family members who live here.”
“As a high-end café, Bluestone Lane is a great addition to the restaurants, retailers and service providers within Lake Woodlands Crossing,” said Marissa Moreau, Manager of Leasing for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “This retail center has seen an increase in leasing activity which is reflective of its excellent location that is convenient to other shopping destinations in The Woodlands Town Center, The Woodlands Waterway and Hughes Landing.”
Currently, Lake Woodlands Crossing is 89% leased, with Bluestone Lane at Lake Woodlands Crossing anticipated to open by the end of this year. Bluestone Lane currently has more than 55 cafés across the country, with the majority of their U.S. locations in California and the Northeast. The café plans to open two additional Houston-area locations in Rice Village and Post Oak Village.
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, and its sister community Bridgeland, are the first master planned communities (MPC) in Texas to have earned the LEED® precertification by the U.S. Green Building Council, and The Woodlands is the largest MPC in the world to earn the status. 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 64,000 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 more information, visit www.thewoodlands.com. For additional details, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; and Douglas Ranch in Phoenix. 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 www.howardhughes.com.