The Tide of Shops are Rising at The Boardwalk

More Retailers announced at Caldwell Companies’ Boardwalk at Towne Lake

Northwest Houston’s Premier Lake-front Development Nears Final Stages of Construction


HOUSTON – As the site nears its final construction stages, Caldwell Companies’ Boardwalk at Towne Lake continues to bring in new tenants interested in expanding to serve the 3,000 residents of Towne Lake and the nearby, underserved, residents of Cypress. Two gourmet food shops, including The Cheese Bar and Flying Vine; a gulf coast kitchen - Sam’s Boat; and Frontier Title are the four newest businesses to sign leases at the mixed-use Boardwalk at Towne Lake development.


In addition to these five newly-signed leases, the Boardwalk at Towne Lake, Cypress’ premier waterfront destination, is also home to already-signed restaurants Jaxton’s, Taisho, World of Beer, Land of Thousand Hills Coffee Co. and MOD Pizza; retailers Nails of America, Orangetheory Fitness, Massage Heights and Reserve Salon; Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Copper Creek Orthodontics. The site, which developers have aimed to include a wide variety of premier retailers, restaurants and professional services, spans across four large buildings and is completely accessible by walking, driving or boating.


“From the beginning, our goal has been to create a property where people can live, work and play,” Peter Barnhart, executive vice president and partner of Caldwell Companies, said. “It’s been an exciting journey to see interest from both local and national companies that were interested in bringing their businesses to the Cy-Fair area. The Boardwalk at Towne Lake is a facility unlike any other and the incredible array of interested tenants is further proof of that.” 


The Cheese Bar offers a wide array of artisanal cheeses for sale alongside a cheese-focused café with an upscale casual menu, wine and beer offerings. When owners, Troy and Melissa Boyce, set out to make The Cheese Bar a reality, the Boardwalk at Towne Lake stood out as the best destination.


“Living in Cypress for more than a year, we realized that although the area was lacking specialty grocery stores, there really is a clientele in the area,” said Melissa Boyce, co-owner of The Cheese Bar. “Towne Lake is the perfect location for The Cheese Bar, it’s a unique setting for our unique product and we’re excited to help ‘make cheese look sexy,’ here.”


An iconic brand in Houston for more than 30 years, Sam’s Boat brings fresh seafood, Tex-Mex favorites and ice-cold beer and margaritas to Towne Lake. Known for its “great food, outstanding service and excellence in sports entertainment,” Sam’s Boat’s fifth location aspires to be a go-to destination for the people of Towne Lake and nearby Cypress for everything from a business lunch, happy hour, family dinner, catching the big game and more.


“The Cypress/Towne Lake market provides the perfect location for our concept, with an abundance of families and growing businesses in the area,” said president and CEO of Sam’s Boat, Stephen David. “Additionally, we are excited for the opportunity to be a part of The Boardwalk’s waterfront ambiance – nothing’s better than enjoying crawfish, overlooking the water, on a spring day.”


Frontier Title, one of Texas’ premier names in the title insurance industry, is slated to open their sixth Houston-area location at The Boardwalk at Towne Lake.


“Our business in Cypress is growing by leaps and bounds and with Towne Lake really being an up-and-coming location in the Northwest Corridor, it was an easy choice to decide to bring our newest office location to the area,” Frontier Title Owner Doug Watson, said.


Started in Katy, Texas in 2006, Frontier Title is dedicated to “providing each customer the highest-level of security and satisfaction in the title insurance industry.”


“We want all of our clients to have a great experience, from start to finish, when they come into our office to buy their home,” Watson said. “Being a part of an incredible mixed-use development like The Boardwalk at Towne Lake, not only provides a welcoming atmosphere for our clients, but also gives them the opportunity to grab lunch after their signing, enjoy the local shops, and have a complete and positive experience.” 


The Boardwalk at Towne Lake, located on Houston’s largest private lake and in Towne Lake, an award-winning 2,400-acre community “connected by water,” is unlike anything else available in the area and provides the perfect place to “tie up and unwind.” Leasing for The Boardwalk is underway and commercial spaces are still available; interested parties should call Sonny Howard at 281.664.6687. Additional information on The Boardwalk at Towne Lake from Caldwell Companies is available at


About Caldwell Companies

Founded in 1990, Caldwell Companies is a fully-integrated real estate, development, investment and services firm specializing in commercial and residential development, investment, brokerage services and property management. Caldwell Companies is privately-owned by Fred Caldwell and managed by senior managing partners. With offices in Houston, The Woodlands, and College Station, Caldwell Companies has built a reputation of trust and is committed to an unwavering mission of Doing it Right. Right Now®.


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