Palmer Plaza gets new owner

Inspired by the new H-E-B in Texas City, Houston-based Edifis Group has snapped up the 98,000-square-foot Palmer Plaza with plans for a makeover.

Counting chickens: Those plucky rumors that a Chick-fil-A restaurant is set to roost on the island are heating up. Insiders say Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, known for its fried chicken sandwiches, and Landry’s Inc. are in the final stages of a license agreement for the restaurant at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, 25th Street and Seawall Boulevard. Island-born Tilman Fertitta is CEO, chairman and owner of Houston-based Landry’s, which operates restaurants and entertainment venues on the island, including the Pleasure Pier. Chick-fil-A is stepping up expansion, opening nearly 100 new restaurants a year, according to reports. Stay tuned.

Makeover magnet: In proof that development attracts more development, Houston-based real estate development and acquisition firm Edifis Group has finalized the purchase of Palmer Plaza, with plans to spruce up the 98,000-square-foot shopping center, which is next to the freshly opened H-E-B in Texas City.

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(7) comments

PD Hyatt

Chick fil A must be changing their business model to allow Landry's to open one up.... I for one do not see Landry's keeping a business closed on Sunday's as is required by Chick Fil A.... For they do not work on the Lords Day and Landry's could care less about that day....

Christopher Fluke

I'm with PD Hyatt, I can't see Landry's having a restaurant in the pleasure pier, or any place on the island, that is closed on Sunday. The two busiest days on the island for tourists, is Saturday and Sunday.

Doyle Beard

Its all preliminary talks right now. I am sure that subject will come up. Could scrap the process.

Jean Ann Glass

So CFA would lose their drive-up business at that location?? That is a huge part of each restaurant. Can't imagine...

Doyle Beard

the first CFA i remember was inside baybrook mall right across from romanos cafeteria

Mary Lofaro

Why hasn't there been a "Biz Buzz" for the last couple of weeks? Is Laura on vacation?

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Laura Elder

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