Kroger to reopen before holiday season
The Kroger grocery store located at 10010 Cypresswood Drive, Houston, took on two to three feet of water and had extensive damage following Harvey. Spokesperson Joy Partain said renovations will be ongoing until later this year to replace all flooring, millwork, fixtures, equipment, electronics and inventory.
Officials plan to reopen the store before the holidays, and it is estimated the renovations will cost several million dollars. 281-807-9095. www.kroger.com
The Hope Chest plans for early November reopening
The Hope Chest, Cy-Hope’s resale market located at 12015 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, sustained about three feet of water throughout the first floor during Hurricane Harvey, Executive Director Lynda Zelenka said. Staff is accepting donated furniture and household items to restock the store, which is expected to reopen in early November.
Cy-Hope also sustained some minor damage to its headquarters on Telge Road as well as at one Hope Center, but all programming is continuing as scheduled. About half of the backpacks from Cy-Hope’s backpack feeding program were lost, but that program will also resume later this month, Zelenka said said. Because the organization has incurred unanticipated costs, any financial donations are welcome, she said. 281-758-1003. www.cy-hope.org
Students at Covenant Academy return to classroom
When Covenant Academy received extensive water damage at 11711 Telge Road, Cypress, Cy-Hope allowed the school’s 142 pre-K through 12th grade students to use the Cypress Alamo building on their property as a temporary schoolhouse for three weeks.
Head of School Leslie Collins said a team of volunteers had all flooring and walls replaced by Oct. 1, and students were able to return to their classrooms Oct. 2. Renovations at the school are still underway, and the school is accepting donations to help mitigate costs not covered by insurance. 281-373-2233. www.covenantacademyhouston.org
VillaSport to remain closed until mid-December
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa will be closed until mid-December to recover from flood damage following Hurricane Harvey, officials said. The facility, located at 12951 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, opened in late July with 190,000 square feet of workout equipment, group fitness classes, children’s activities and spa services.
General Manager Herb Lipsman said in a Facebook post that membership dues would be suspended until the club opens again, and members can access a location in The Woodlands free of charge in the meantime. 281-296-3697.
Hyatt Place in Vintage Park to reopen Oct. 13
After temporarily closing for renovations, the Hyatt Place Houston Vintage Park at 20300 Hwy. 249, Houston, will reopen Oct. 13. Although meeting rooms will not be available until near the end of November, the breakfast buffet, food services and gallery bar are back in service, officials said.
The heated pool is open daily, and the fitness center is open 24/7. 832-930-8090. www.hyattplacehoustonvintagepark.com