BEST OF 2017: These were the 10 most popular business announcements in Cy-Fair this year


The most popular business announcements in Cy-Fair included several new restaurants and a few major closings in 2017.

  1. Torchy’s Tacos

After weeks of rumors, officials with developer Caldwell Companies have confirmed a new location of Torchy’s Tacos will move into a new building at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake, which is set to break ground soon. The taco shop’s menu features specialties such as The Democrat, The Republican, Brushfire and Dirty Sanchez. Breakfast tacos and chips and dip are also popular menu items. Officials said the new venue will have a patio space overlooking the lake.

Originally posted March 8, 2017

  1. The Shack Burger Resort

Joe Duong, owner of The Shack Burger Resort in Cypress, announced Saturday on Facebook that a new location would be opening in April. Huber Tennis Ranch will house the new restaurant at 15719 Mueschke Road, Cypress. Featured burgers on the menu include the Mac & Cheese Burger, The Holy Guac and the Grease & Weasel, which is served between two honeybuns. Diners can also find cheese fries, fried pies and local beers on the menu. The Cypress eatery already has two locations—16602 Cypress Rosehill Road, Cypress and 12710 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-256-1575.

Originally posted March 29, 2017


The Shack Burger Resort’s third location, which opened June 10 at 15719 Mueschke Road, Cypress, has officially closed. Joe Duong still owns and operates the two original locations at 16602 Cypress Rosehill Road, Cypress, and at 12710 Telge Road, Cypress, with gourmet burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and local beer on tap.

Originally posted Sept. 18, 2017

  1. Star Cinema Grill

Nearly two years after Star Cinema Grill first announced it would build a 45,000-square-foot theater in Cypress, officials said they are putting on the finishing touches in preparation for a Nov. 3 opening. The new theater will be located at 8920 Fry Road, Cypress, near the West Road intersection. The theater chain is known for providing full restaurant services to patrons during the movie. Walsh said Star Cinema recently implemented a new ordering system where customers can use handheld devices to order food instead of raising a flag to alert a waiter. The theater will feature Sony 4K digital projection, RealD 3-D technology, state-of-the-art sound systems, luxury recliner seating and large format movie screens. Guests can also eat in a lounge area or order from a 25-seat bar, Walsh said. The bar features wine, craft beers and craft cocktails made in-house, he said. 713-383-7827.

Originally posted Oct. 12, 2017

  1. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood

Officials with Floyd’s Cajun Seafood plan to open the new location in June next to Buc-ee’s at the former location of Lucky’s Pub, 27126 Hwy. 290, Cypress. This will be the franchise’s sixth Texas location, serving up oysters, shrimp, etouffe, gumbo and po’boys among other Cajun-inspired dishes. An outdoor patio, private room and full bar will also be on-site.

Originally posted May 10, 2017

  1. Baker Street Pub & Grill

Officials announced in Facebook statements Dec. 4 that Baker Street Pub & Grill locations at 25618 Hwy. 290, Cypress, and 17278 Hwy. 249, Houston, have permanently closed. The pub offered a full bar, live music, burgers, sandwiches and fish, among other dishes. 281-256-9753.

Originally posted Dec. 5, 2017

  1. BB’s Cafe

Officials with BB’s Cafe, a Houston-based Cajun/Creole restaurant chain, have confirmed a new location will be opening around mid-October at 26010 Hempstead Road, Cypress, the former location of Cypress Station Grill. A specific opening date and more details on the new BB’s will be announced on social media within the next two weeks, officials said. Menu items vary at each of BBs seven locations, but specialties include gumbo, seafood platters and po’boys made with Leidenheimer French bread. The chain also celebrates crawfish season each year.

Originally posted Sept. 27, 2017

  1. Gander Mountain

The Gander Mountain location at 19820 Hempstead Hwy., Houston, is expected to close around mid-May, company officials said. The closure comes after the company filed for bankruptcy March 10 and announced 10 of its 22 Texas stores would be closing. The retail chain sells hunting and outdoor equipment and apparel, including guns, camping gear, fishing gear and boating equipment. In a release, the company stated it has “experienced challenging traffic patterns and shifts in consumer demand resulting from increased direct-to-customer sales by key vendors and accelerated growth of e-commerce.”

Originally posted March 14, 2017

  1. Brew:30 Taphouse

Tiffany Richie, one of the former owners of Rockwell Grill on Telge Road, is launching a new venture with business partner Gary Marler soon. Brew:30 Taphouse is set to open in early 2018 at 15914 Telge Road, Cypress. The business will offer local, regional and rare national craft beers with plenty of room for guests to enjoy the brews on-site. Richie said they will also have the first crowler machine in Cypress for those who want to take their beer home.

Originally posted Dec. 11, 2017

  1. Freezy Frenzy

Thai ice cream shop Freezy Frenzy celebrated its soft opening July 1 at 17458 Hwy. 290, Jersey Village. Staff at the shop make the ice cream in front of the customer and then roll it. Ice cream is made with fresh ingredients and no added preservatives. Menu items also include tapioca tea, green and black tea and a variety of smoothies. 832-230-3830.   

Originally posted July 3, 2017

  1. World of Beer

World of Beer is coming to the Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, this spring, according to officials with Caldwell Companies. The tavern gathers craft beer from around the world and offers hundreds of varieties. Appetizers, sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts are also on the menu.

Originally posted Jan. 17, 2017


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Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.
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