Sunday Press Takes the Drive-Thru Coffee Model up a Notch
Houston hospitality and lifestyle group Ordinary Concepts recently opened Sunday Press in Houston’s Garden Oaks district. The former laundromat was remodeled to combine a fast-casual restaurant and luxury retailer with drive-thru service. Sunday Press, located at 3315 Ella Blvd. at the corner of 34th Street and Ella Boulevard, features 3,445 square feet of curated space.
“As mothers of six boys between the two of us, my development partner and I understand the value of making good, healthy food options convenient and are looking to create the higher-end drive-thru options we want, but can’t find,” said Cassie Ghaffar, Ordinary Concepts managing partner. “Sunday Press takes the drive-thru coffee model up a notch – it’s an all-day café and lifestyle concept inspired by the marketplaces of Asia and Europe.”
Sunday Press builds on the success of several fine-fast food concepts launched last year by Ordinary Concepts, which is led by Ghaffar and Sandy Nguyen. Those concepts include Ginger Kale café in Hermann Park, Crème de la Crumb cookie delivery service and Saigon Hustle fast-casual Vietnamese food.
CBRE’s Sydney Dixon and Brian Ashby represented Ordinary Concepts in site selection and lease negotiations with the landlord, Revive Development.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.