LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch Adds Las Alamedas Restaurant & Cantina to Menu of Dining Options

KATY, TEXAS (October 13, 2009) – LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is pleased to announce the addition of Las Alamedas Restaurant & Cantina, to its menu of dining options. Construction will soon be underway on the 7,654 square feet space overlooking Heritage Square, LaCenterra’s central courtyard. Management is projecting a Spring 2010 opening.

Restauranteur Jorge Sneider and Houston businessman Mike Krehel considered several locations when deciding to relocate from their longtime home at I-10 and Voss. “The incomparable beauty and strongest demographics of any town square made LaCenterra the perfect place to relocate Las Alamedas” says Sneider. “LaCenterra also offered a special atmosphere unlike any other. We’re proud to become a part of the growing Katy community in Cinco Ranch,” adds Krehel.

Continuing a 29-year tradition of offering “Mexican Food with Passion,” guests will enjoy fine dining and warm hospitality amid the art, rich colors, stone arches and mahogany and wrought iron elements reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda. Las Alamedas will feature traditional Mexican cuisine, a wide variety of chilled spirits and strolling guitars to create a memorable experience.

“We’re delighted to welcome Jorge, Mike and Las Alamedas team to LaCenterra and look forward to the spring opening,” says Woody Mann, Jr., president of Vista Equities Group and LaCenterra developer.

“We had a specific dining experience in mind when designing the restaurant space and adjacent patio overlooking Heritage Square. Las Alamedas will offer guests the comfortable sophistication and lively atmosphere we envisioned,” adds Mann.

The restaurant will open for lunch and dinner offering the perfect setting for casual dining, romantic evenings, family dinners and special events. For more information, please visit

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard and Grand Parkway in Katy, Texas. Center hours: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and noon – 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Individual store hours many vary. For more information, visit or call  (281) 395-5533.

The lease was secured by Donna Keith, retail leasing representative for Vista Equities Group and LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. For information and retail space availability, call  (281) 560-7314. For office leasing, contact Louann Pereira or Steve Rocher  (713) 577-1600.

About LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

A joint venture of Houston-based Vista Equities Group and Denver-based Amstar Group, LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is greater Katy/ west Houston’s premiere retail-oriented lifestyle center. Located within the 7,400-acre master planned community of Cinco Ranch, the $140 million mixed-use project represents the ultimate amenity. Designed to serve as a gathering place and town center for this growing community, the 34-acre development offers national and local specialty retailers, class “A” office space, residential living and quality dining options in an inviting, pedestrian-friendly environment with outdoor common areas, lakes and water features. Phase I of LaCenterra opened March 1, 2007 with approximately 170,000 sq. ft. of retail space and 90,000 sq. ft. of Class “A” office space. Phase II is scheduled for completion Spring/Summer 2011 and will include an additional 160,000 sq. ft. of retail space and 252 residential living units. Design plans for Phase III of the LaCenterra are currently in development. Construction on Phase II and Phase III will take place simultaneously with an anticipated Summer 2011 completion date for Phase III.

LaCenterra is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, at the intersection Cinco Ranch Boulevard and Grand Parkway, just minutes from I-10, Highway 6 and the Westpark Toll Road. The project design is by Hermes Architects with construction by Hoar Construction.