ROUNDUP: Memorial Day business updates from the Houston area

Souq International Markets will open its new Katy-area location soon. (Susan Rovegno/Community Impact Newspaper)
Souq International Markets will open its new Katy-area location soon. (Susan Rovegno/Community Impact Newspaper)

Souq International Markets will open its new Katy-area location soon. (Susan Rovegno/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read some of the latest business news from the Greater Houston area on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

Souq International Markets to open new Katy-area store late May or June

The grocery store will sell Chinese, Middle Eastern, Hispanic and American foods.

Howard Hughes announces businesses reopening in The Woodlands and Bridgeland

The Howard Hughes Corp. announced in a statement that shops and restaurants at its properties in The Woodlands area have reopened.



League City business coach predicts unstable days ahead for independent gyms

Area gym owners are facing an uphill battle as they attempt to make up the lost profits from being forced to temporarily close, a local business coach said.

Millennium Physicians opens new oncology department at Memorial Hermann Cypress facility

Dr. Urmeel Patel began seeing patients earlier this year at Millennium Physicians’ new oncology office.

Airrosti Rehab Centers now treating patients in new Missouri City location

Airrosti Rehab Centers-Sienna Plantation, which opened May 1, is offering both telehealth and in-person services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Longtime Houston restaurant Bayou City Seafood and Pasta opens for dine-in service at new building

The Cajun-style restaurant opened at its new building on Richmond Avenue after operating at its previous location in the same area for 30 years.

Dosey Doe Big Barn set for June reopening

Live music will return to The Woodlands at Dosey Doe’s Big Barn venue June 4 with social distancing and sanitation guidelines in place.

Conroe, Montgomery businesses strategize safe reopening amid outbreak

Although Gov. Greg Abbott allowed businesses to gradually reopen throughout May, small businesses in the Lake Conroe area are still struggling.

Business is buzzing as local honey providers see customers buy in bulk

Local honey providers in the north Houston area said they have seen an increase in customers buying in bulk despite complications from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. One business owner attributed the trend to honey’s perceived health benefits as allergy season hits the area.

Jen Para, Andrew Christman, Colleen Ferguson, Danica Smithwick, Claire Shoop, Anna Lotz, Matt Dulin, Ben Thompson, Andy Li, Dylan Sherman and Adriana Rezal contributed to this report.


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