GreenStreet Announces Grand Opening of Coffeehouse Caffé Bene

HOUSTON (January 18, 2016) –GreenStreet is pleased to announce the grand opening of coffeehouse Caffé Bene as the latest addition to the downtown Houston shopping and entertainment hotspot. Drawing inspiration from the café culture typically found in Europe, Caffé Bene will provide a relaxing and inviting environment for guests and working professionals looking to take a break in the midst of a busy downtown. Patrons will immediately feel welcomed by the café’s cozy interior space which is accented by warm colors and soft lighting, creating a more inviting atmosphere than the traditional grab-and-go design typically found in most coffee chains.

Caffé Bene’s 886 SF storefront will join the current mix of Class-A office, retail and dining tenants at 1201 Fannin, near McCormick & Schmick’s™ and just steps from GreenStreet’s open-air entertainment green space, The Lawn. This will be Caffé Bene’s first expansion into Houston. The café’s only other Texas location can be found in Carrollton, Texas, a suburb within the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

"I am very excited to open Caffé Bene in Houston,” says Caffé Bene franchisee James Son. “Houston is an ideal market, as it is a world-class city that values diverse cultures and people. I have visited Caffé Bene locations in South Korea and New York City, and really enjoyed their great coffees, waffles and light bights. I and am excited to introduce them locally at GreenStreet, with their reputation of bringing in premier retailers to serve the growing downtown community” Son continues.

Hailed to be the café of choice for coffee connoisseurs, visitors also will be pleasantly surprised by the coffee shop’s eclectic sweet and savory dining menu, which will include everything from Belgian waffles and Italian gelato to a traditional Korean dessert called misugaru, a drink made with rice and barley, and even patbingsu, a shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings. Additional items include its wide selection of grab-and-go-styled sandwiches as well as the café’s signature spin on toasted honey bread, topped with anything from fresh strawberries, bananas and walnuts, caramel and cinnamon, and even a savory option that piles on a decadent mix of gourmet cheese and roasted garlic.

“It is an exciting time to be part of the continued growth of downtown Houston. Caffé Bene offers international elements in our design, decor and menu, which attract visitors and residents of this metropolitan city," Son adds.

The addition of Caffé Bene marks an exciting time of growth for GreenStreet, while enhancing the 568,294 SF destination’s impressive mix of existing national and regional tenants. Visitors also will take notice of the progress that continues to be made on the highly anticipated Hotel Alessandra, a 223-room luxury hotel concept that will be located along Dallas just steps from Forever XXI. Hotel Alessandra is expected to open in 2016.

“Caffé Bene is another great destination for GreenStreet visitors,” says Midway CEO Jonathan Brinsden. “It is important to continue to seek out unique tenants like Caffé Bene that offer a wide range of options that appeal to downtown’s growing population,” Brinsden adds. 

For more information on events and happenings at GreenStreet, visit greenstreetdowntown.com or contact Jennie Bui-McCoy at jennie@elmorepr.com or 713-524-0661. To learn more about Midway and its other mixed-use properties in the greater Houston area (CITYCENTRE and/or Kings Harbor), visit midwaycompanies.com.

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About GreenStreet

Conveniently located, with easy access to Discovery Green and its neighboring attractions, GreenStreet is a 570,000 square foot mixed-use destination located in the heart of downtown Houston featuring three-city blocks of premier shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. GreenStreet is home to III Forks, McCormick & Schmick’s, House of Blues, Lucky Strike and NRG’s regional headquarters, one of the nation’s largest energy providers. The Lawn, a central open air green space, provides a dynamic venue for year-round event programming. GreenStreet will become further diversified with the addition of Hotel Alessandra – a 223-room luxury hotel slated to open in late 2016.

About Midway

Houston-based Midway is a privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment and development firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for more than 47 years. The Midway portfolio of projects completed and/or underway consists of approximately 44 million square feet of properties in 23 states and Northern Mexico ranging from office and industrial facilities, corporate headquarters, mixed-use centers, business and industrial parks, medical facilities, manufacturing facilities, and master-planned resort and residential communities. Since its inception in 1968, Midway has created projects of distinction, aesthetic relevance and enduring value for its investors, clients and local communities. For more information on Midway, visit midwaycompanies.com.