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Ruggles Green River Oaks Moving Next Door

 

Houston, TX – January 2015. Ruggles Green, located at 2311 West Alabama in River Oaks, has just celebrated six successful years but has ultimately outgrown it small location. The Ruggles Green River Oaks location will move to the new Gables mid-rise that is scheduled to open in early 2016. The River Oaks location will close temporarily from January 1 until 2016 in order to facilitate a smooth transition.  During this temporary closure, Ruggles Green invites its loyal fans to visit their Heights location, a short drive north on Montrose Blvd.

Ruggles Green River Oaks will be located at 2305 West Alabama in the new Gables mid-rise that is almost complete. The new location, at 4,000 sq ft, will double the size of the existing Ruggles Green location and offer 3 times more parking and a private party room for guests.  The new location will be located approximately 300 feet from the original Ruggles Green storefront and will offer convenient access from both West Alabama and Sul Ross streets.

Ruggles Green will be part of the 5 story Gables mid-rise being built at 2305 West Alabama.  Ruggles Green will be the only retail tenant at this location and will have over 45 dedicated parking spaces, all covered, available for guests.  This Gables Upper Kirby mid-rise has been in development since March 2012.  œWe  are very excited to have Ruggles Green as our new restaurant partner at Gables Upper Kirby, said Julie Wilsey, Vice-President of Development for Gables Urban. rba have been huge fans of Ruggles Green for many years and are very happy that they will be opening at one of our newest communities.

œWe are excited about relocating next door, said Federico Marques, VP/Marketing and CoFounder.  œWe were hoping to get a few more months in our current location so we would not interrupt business, but our landlord has made plans for our current space and we understand the timing issues.  We look forward to offering our guests much more parking, convenient access, a private party room, and the same great food and service they have grown to love.

Ruggles Green™s locations are Certified Green Restaurants® and conform to environmental standards set by the Green Restaurant Association. “Ruggles Green has completed an incredible amount of steps towards becoming more environmentally sustainable, says Michael Oshman, CEO of the Green Restaurant Association. œRuggles Green is not only the greenest restaurant in Texas, but one of the greenest in the world. They set a wonderful example for the industry, and we look forward to going even further with them in the future.

About Ruggles Green

Formed in 2008, Ruggles Green is Houston’s first Certified Green Restaurant®. In 2011, Ruggles Green at CityCentre also became the first 4-Star Certified Green Restaurant in Texas, the Green Restaurant Association™s highest level of certification. Ruggles Green was launched with the goal of providing local, organic, and gluten free options to customers via a premium fast casual restaurant.  The vision of the founders was to lead the industry in sustainability while still offering healthy and great tasting food.

Ruggles Green stores conform to guidelines set by the Green Restaurant Association.  Guidelines include energy conservation, water conservation, extensive recycling, composting, use of sustainable materials, public education and outreach, and use of local, organic, and vegetarian menu items.  Ruggles Green is a Green Caf© Management concept and is owned and managed by Green Caf© Management.  For more information, visit www.rugglesgreen.com.

 

About Gables Residential

Gables Residential is an award winning, vertically integrated real estate company and privately held REIT specializing in the development, construction, ownership, acquisition, financing and management of multifamily and mixed-use communities. Gables Residential owns, develops and manages communities in high growth markets throughout the United States including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, South Florida, Southern California and metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, we have third party management operations in the New York, Virginia Beach, Phoenix, Seattle, San Antonio, Charlotte, Central and North Florida markets.

Gables manages approximately 35,000 apartment homes and 400,000 square feet of retail space and has received national recognition for excellence in development, management, sales, marketing, training, benefits and corporate accommodations. These achievements reflect the impact of our experienced and dedicated team members, our superior knowledge of the markets served, and expertise in development and management.

 

About the Green Restaurant Association

The Green Restaurant Association is a national non-profit organization that provides the only official Certified Green Restaurants® mark in the country. For 24 years, the GRA has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement and has been the leading voice within the industry encouraging restaurants to listen to consumer demand and green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. With their turnkey certification system, the GRA has made it easy for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in a profitable manner. The GRA has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and in The New York Times, and The Washington Post. For more information visit www.dinegreen.com.

 

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