Galveston might be a small island city on Texas’s Gulf Coast, but it’s home to big opportunities – especially for entrepreneurs looking for commercial real estate.
Mitchell Historic Properties owns and manages many of the city’s commercial spaces for lease, welcoming local businesses to settle into some of Galveston’s most treasured historic structures. With the perfect balance of modern amenities and vintage charm, our commercial properties just might be the right fit for your business.
Let’s take a closer look at two spaces we currently have available for lease on Pier 21.
Restaurant Space for Lease in Galveston, TX
Searching for restaurant space for lease on Pier 21 in Galveston? There are two outstanding options currently available – though we don’t expect them to be unoccupied for long. The two restaurant spaces for lease are located on the city’s working harbor, just a few steps away from the Galveston cruise ship terminal. A short walk brings you to the famous Strand National Historic Landmark District, the heart of Galveston and a hub for activity, tourism, and business.
Each space is a blank but stylish canvas, offering up an ideal backdrop for a broad range of restaurant concepts. From ultra-casual to upscale, different dining styles can easily be accommodated. Here are more details about each of the Pier 21 commercial properties for lease:
This first-floor property features over 6,500 square feet of space built out to suit a restaurant orcafé tenant. Its waterfront location comes with beautiful views of the harbor, which guests can enjoy while dining in the nearly 4,000 square-foot outdoor seating area. All kitchen equipment is already in place and included in the lease. A private office is an ideal space for all business and administrative tasks.
The open-concept design is highlighted by soaring ceilings, complete with exposed beams and ductwork for a contemporary look. Oversized windows allow for ample natural light and ensure that even guests sitting indoors can take in the view.
Also, on the first floor, this lease-ready commercial property boasts a location directly on the Galveston Historic Harbor. It includes over 4,400 square feet of indoor space, plus 1,660 square feet of outdoor seating. Features such as a private office make for an excellent set-up for an efficiently run restaurant or café.
Thanks to its close proximity to the cruise ship terminal in Galveston, as well as the historic Strand District, this property has the potential to attract a steady flow of foot traffic. Design elements such as exposed ceiling beams, modern pendant lighting, and an open kitchen set the stage for a unique dining experience.
Highlights of Pier 21 and the Nearby Strand District
For anyone that is new to the area, it quickly becomes apparent that there is something very special about Galveston, particularly its historical sites. Both Pier 21 (where the above commercial spaces for lease are located) and the neighboring Strand District are major attractions in the city.
If you’re considering finding a commercial property for lease in historic Galveston, you will be joining a thriving community of retail shops and service providers, restaurants, arts and culture, and tourist attractions.
As a center of commercial activity during Galveston’s historic heyday, Pier 21 is where you will find some of the best entertainment, shops, hotels, and visitor sites in the city, including:
- The Harbor House Hotel & Marina: High-end accommodations with sweeping views of the harbor, passing cruise ships, and the famous 1887 Tall Ship Elissa
- Two museums: The Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig Museum and the Texas Seaport Museum
- Water sports and adventures: Water Adventure Harbor Tours, BayWatch Dolphin Tours, and a Jet Boat Thrill Ride
- The Pier 21 Theater: Showing a trio of educational films about Galveston history
The Strand Historic Landmark District
Just a few minutes walk from our Pier 21 restaurant spaces for lease the Strand District stands as the heart and soul of the island. There, you’ll find a stunning display of historic architecture, with many structures dating back more than 100 years.
Many of these century-old structures currently host tenants that rent commercial space from Mitchell Historic Properties, including the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. Art studios and galleries, antique shops, and gift boutiques are just some of the businesses welcoming visitors in the district.
The spaces for rent at Pier 21 are just across Harborside Drive, an ideal location to attract customers who work, play, and explore in the Historic Strand District.
Pursue Your Ambitions and Open a Restaurant in Galveston, TX
Galveston is one of the top tourist destinations in the southern United States, drawing visitors from all over the country and even the world. The city is beloved by locals and visitors alike and has truly become one of the nation’s most iconic, all-American communities.
Entrepreneurs are drawn to Galveston for a wide variety of reasons. New businesses can take advantage of the active tourist economy, which brings customers to the area on a constant basis. There are also plenty of exceptional options for commercial real estate; leasing property in Galveston often means taking your pick from a diverse selection of historic and unique properties that have been flawlessly modernized to suit your needs.
Find Your Ideal Commercial Property for Rent from Mitchell Historic Properties
Mitchell Historic Properties has been a part of the Galveston community for decades, investing significantly in this historic town that we value so much. We take great pride in the work we have done to restore and renovate our city’s historic buildings and are thrilled to see Galveston grow and thrive today. We offer a diverse selection of properties for lease in Galveston’s Strand District and Pier 21, including options for many different types and sizes of businesses.
For more information about the currently available properties for lease in Galveston, including the two restaurant spaces in Pier 21, please contact our team today.