Chameleon Hospitality, Team behind Swift’s Attic, Expands to Lamar Central

Nov 05

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For Immediate Release: November 5, 2015

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Chameleon Hospitality, Team behind Swift’s Attic, Expands to Lamar Central

Signature Central Austin Development Snags Acclaimed Restaurateur’s Next Concept

Austin, Texas (November 5, 2015) Highland Resources, Inc. today announced that the group behind Austin dining favorite Swift’s Attic will open its third concept at recently completed Lamar Central, the developer’s mixed-use project located at 38th Street and North Lamar Blvd. Chameleon Hospitality has inked a 10-year lease for more than 5,000 square feet at the Central Austin development.

“After the success of Swift’s Attic, our first restaurant, and the early positive reception of our second concept, Wu Chow, we are thrilled to open our third unique concept in Austin, said Stuart Thomajan of Chameleon Hospitality. Highland Resources has been great in helping turn our vision into a reality; Lamar Central is an ideal location for us.”

The hospitality group secured the project’s largest dining space on the ground floor of the northeast corner of the building, fronting 39th Street and N. Lamar Blvd. The restaurant will occupy approximately 5,300 square feet of space. Patio seating will be available; pecan trees that were preserved during construction will complement the outdoor dining area.

We re excited to celebrate the completion of the building and to welcome the Chameleon team to the development, said Highland Resources VP David Bodenman. The space is designed with an open layout to welcome visitors and attract foot traffic to the dining and retail destinations Lamar Central will feature. The project team has done a fantastic job, and the final product is something I m personally proud of and proud to have Highland’s name on.

Jeff Townsend and Andrew Scroggie of EDGE Realty Partners negotiated the retail lease on behalf of Chameleon Hospitality, while Eric DeJernett and Bryan McMurrey of CBRE, Inc. negotiated the retail lease on behalf of Highland Resources.

Stuart’s third concept will stand apart from his previous work, but we expect the same superior service and creativity that have been so well-received at Swift’s Attic, said Bryan McMurrey of CBRE. Lamar Central is the perfect fit.

Lamar Central features a four-story parking garage and an open, 13,000 square-foot landscaped courtyard that will be available to diners. In addition to the visitor garage parking, the building includes car-2-go stations, Cap Metro connections, ample bike storage and an electric car-charging station. The restaurant will also offer valet parking on 39th Street.

Chameleon will join fellow Lamar Central tenants Kendra Scott Design, Snooze an A.M. Eatery, and Regus.

The location is ideal, and the restaurant will be in good company with such established tenants like Kendra Scott and Snooze, said Jeff Townsend of EDGE Realty.

Images Attached: Lamar Central Photo, taken from our live camera on Nov. 4

About Lamar Central

Lamar Central, located at 3800 North Lamar Blvd., is situated near downtown in a major employment center and in close proximity to a wide variety of housing options. The development provides an alternative to a downtown location, but with all of the same benefits restaurants and retail, walkability and access to various modes of transit, parks and trails. Lamar Central offers its tenants proximity to premier residential neighborhoods with north/south access along MoPac and crosstown access along 38th and 45th streets. While the majority of the building is leased, retail and office space are still available. For more information, floor plans, maps and videos about Lamar Central, please visit

About Highland Resources, Inc.

Highland Resources, Inc. is a family-owned real estate investment and development company with a proud history and remarkable track record of success in developing residential and commercial projects. From the Driskill Hotel and Southwest Tower to the award-winning Highland Horizon mixed-use development in Round Rock, Highland Resources is rooted in this community with connections to some of the region’s most iconic structures. The company has accumulated and owns more than 25,000 acres of land, 5.6 million square-feet of industrial space and numerous office buildings and shopping centers in Texas and Arkansas. Highland is currently developing five different tracts of land in Texas and Oklahoma for commercial and residential use. Additionally, the company owns and operates Highland Deephaven, a 430-acre industrial development located near Inverness, Scotland, servicing the North Sea oil industry. For more information, please visit

About The Chameleon Group

The Chameleon Group invests in people, ideas and markets in the Southwest. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Chameleon Group has proven expertise in growing and developing ideas in a manner that creates valuable and sustainable businesses. The team at Chameleon Group has a diverse background and partners with strong people to turn concepts into companies. The hospitality division of Chameleon Group owns and operates Swift’s Attic, Wu Chow, Delish Bakery and an event space in downtown Austin, The 101. Learn more at


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