Schedule a Showing at Grey House River Oaks District Apartments The grand opening of River Oaks District will take place Thursday October 8th with about 20 to 25 stores opening. Oliver said each month there will be more retailers opening Beverly Hills has Rodeo Drive and New York City has Fifth Avenue. Luxury brands like Cartier, Hermes and Dior don those streets with larger-than-life flagship stores. Now that same atmosphere will be available in Houston at the River Oaks District, a mixed-use retail development just inside the loop off of Westheimer Road. Unlike its neighborhood mega-mall, The Galleria, the River Oaks District will be a very outdoor experience. “What we’re really doing is creating here what Houstonians enjoy when they travel – they travel to New York, they travel to London, they travel to Paris, they travel to Mexico City, they travel to Miami. Life goes on in the streets in all of these cities,” said Dene Oliver, the head of the development company behind the project. Oliver, who is CEO of OliverMcMillan, said it actually took a level of convincing to get certain retailers to agree to open multi-level flagship stores in the Bayou city. “Houston is a very important market in America, and some were very aware of that and some were not,” he told KPRC 2’s Dominique Sacshe. Oliver gave Sacshe a tour and preview of River Oaks District, rattling off some of the high-end stores that will be brand new additions to Houston. “Brunello Cucinelli, Etro, Keton, Cos, Canali, Harry Winston — the list goes on and on of people that are new to the Houston market,” he said.