A number of new tenants were announced for CityCentre this week, including eyewear retailer Warby Parker, Sapphire Smiles Dental Specialists, and two food-and-drink concepts: Jeni's and Thai restaurant Yi Peng.
We'll start with Jeni's, which is off to a fast start at its first Houston-area location in the Heights. Jeni's is known for sweet-cream ice cream with creative flavor combinations like goat cheese and red cherries, and pistachio and honey. Lines have been long at times in the Heights, so be prepared for crowds when it opens this summer inside an 888-square-foot space between Free People and Yard House.
Meanwhile, Yi Peng will arrive in a 3,500-square-foot space on Sorella Court, likely in the spring. Owned and operated by Songkran Thai Kitchen's Junnajet "Jett" and Jira Hurapan, Yi Peng will offer an upscale envisioning of Thai cuisine, with what looks like a focus on the country's northern region (think herbaceous flavors and dry spices and plenty of sticky rice). Look for dishes like braised curry beef short ribs and Chiang Mai spicy sausage.
Yi Peng will offer lunch and dinner inside a 60-seat dining room and on a 28-seat patio and 24-seat private dining space upstairs on a mezzanine. There'll be a full bar, and the restaurant also hopes to host cooking classes.
Along with the additions, exotic car seller Freedom Supercars will be moving into a much larger space, doubling its size at 6,563 square feet. Plus, athletic apparel retailer Lululemon has relocated temporarily while its space on Town & Country Boulevard is expanded.