Local developers of a shopping center coming to Telfair, a 5-year-old master-planned community in Sugar Land, have closed a deal with the center's first major anchor: H-E-B.

Rubicon Realty Group said it sold 15.3 acres to the grocer in December for an un- disclosed price.

Rubicon Realty had purchased 112 acres in Telfair in 2006 from the community's developer, Newland Communities.

The new retail center, up to 150,000 square feet, will be called Crossing at Telfair. The location, at Texas 6 and U.S. 90, is close to Bonaventure Place, which includes a Hilton Garden Inn, a future office building and bank, a medical office building and a Fadi's Mediterranean Grill that's under construction.

Rubicon Realty officials said they are in talks with several big-box retailers that were waiting to sign on once the H-E-B deal closed.

Bars and restaurants also are interested in the remaining land because a minor league baseball stadium is to be built nearby, said Scott Weaver, Rubicon Realty principal.

And the company expects a boutique hotel, an 800-seat performing arts theater and an entertainment complex that includes a 38-lane bow-ling alley and laser tag facility, Weaver added.

Telfair, which opened in 2006 at U.S. 59 South and University Boulevard, had 403 home sales in 2010, said Jennifer Taylor, regional vice president of marketing with Newland Communities. That's down from 448 sales the prior year.

"We only have two years left of home sales, so we're running out of lots, and our numbers will continue to reflect that," she said.

An H-E-B spokeswoman, Cyndi Garza, said the store likely will open this year with about 100,000 square feet of space. That's about the same size as its Sienna Market store in Missouri City.

The grocer, however, hasn't decided if the store will include a Central Market Café on the Run or whether it will be a traditional H-E-B Food Drug supermarket or an H-E-B Plus, which sells more nonfood items.