Centergy Retail has completed buying 35 acres west of the Trinity River off West Seventh Street where it plans an a grocery-store anchored development to include a hotel, apartments, shops and offices.
West Miller, Centergy president, said the location, being called the Left Bank, would be ideal for such retailers as Neiman Marcus and Whole Foods, but stresses the company is talks with a lot of national retailers for the site.
“We don’t have a deal with Neiman Marcus,” Miller said. “We have talked to them. We have talked to a lot of department stores.”
The area is ready for a traditional grocery store, though, he said.
“There are several good grocers out there and my job is talk to all of them,” Miller said.
Neiman Marcus has a store in Ridgmar Mall. Target, in the adjoining Montgomery Plaza development, has a grocery section.
Centergy bought the bulk of the West Seventh Street property from Chesapeake Land Co.
Centergy late Monday released the first renderings of what the Left Bank could look like.
_ Sandra Baker