We celebrated with a ground-breaking ceremony in September, and work is well underway for a new five-story, 112,000-square-foot multi-use building with a stunning new Zadok Jewelers showroom as its anchor. Years and numerous renditions in the making, it fulfills the Zadok family’s wish of creating a legacy property for future generations and for the neighborhood. Confirmed tenant partners who will share the space so far include Northern Trust Bank and acclaimed contemporary Japanese restaurant, Uchiko.
“Since purchasing this prime parcel,” says Dror Zadok, “we’ve carefully considered numerous partnership opportunities ranging from luxury hotels to office towers and also weighed many of our own ideas for what this site should be. We’re so happy to have made the decision to retain full ownership and creative control and also to be collaborating with such an incredible team at the Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. We believe the scale and quality are very much in keeping with this stretch of Post Oak Blvd and truly complement the world-class neighborhood that Uptown Houston has become.”
At street level, a 26-foot-high drive-thru arcade will be flanked on one side by a bi-level, 26,000-square-foot Zadok Jewelers store and the other by two adjoining double-height restaurant spaces totaling just over 11,000 square feet with patios.
“We want it to have a luxury feel, but not be intimidating,” says Jonathan Zadok. “The Galleria area is sort of the hub of shopping in Houston, specifically luxury shopping. We feel like we want to get as close to our clients as possible, and we think Post Oak Boulevard is the most prestigious street in Houston.”
Protecting guests from the elements and creating a grand arrival, the arcade will incorporate retail entrances, valet pick up and drop off (self-parking will also be available), plus a concierge lobby for three floors and 68,000 square feet of boutique offices overhead. With parking levels even with their respective office floors, tenants and their visitors will enjoy the convenience of driving directly to their destination.
According to Jay Colombo, partner at Michael Hsu, “This project reflects the history and traditions of the Zadok brand, and the design seeks to capture that timelessness. Our goal has been to elevate a traditional retail experience by creating an inviting and welcoming arrival, either by car or on foot, that promotes positive energy. Care was taken to define spaces by staggering entry points for the ground floor storefronts and utilizing different materials for each exterior. This not only adds texture and visual appeal, but also breaks up the mass to make it more interesting and approachable.”
Zadok Jewelers will be clad in native Texas cut stone, while brick in varying colors was chosen for the restaurant spaces and a sleek glass curtain wall for the office levels above.
The new Zadok Jewelers will nearly double the size of the current store.