New international grocery store, vegan cuisine and more: Business, community news from the Houston area

Al-Rabba World Food opened April 4 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Al-Rabba World Food opened April 4 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Al-Rabba World Food opened April 4 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here is some of Community Impact Newspaper’s latest coverage on businesses and more from throughout the Greater Houston area.

Al-Rabba World Food, an international grocery store, now open in Sugar Land

The supermarket carries a variety of international groceries, including halal meat.

Martha's Mexican Restaurant and Grill now open in Tomball

Martha’s Mexican Restaurant and Grill opened April 20 in Tomball.



Restore Hyper Wellness Cryotherapy to open Katy-area location in July

A new location of Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy will open July 6 in the Cinco Ranch area.

First Jax Grill to open in 25 years is located in Katy area

Gr8 Plate Hospitality opened the third Houston-area Jax Grill on June 8.

Mercy House Global reopens Magnolia store, sets Tomball opening

Mercy House Global, a nonprofit organization supporting impoverished women around the world and founded by Kristen Welch, will reopen its Magnolia retail store June 10 after closing temporarily during the coronavirus pandemic.

Wisdom Vegan Bakery and CafeShop brings coffee, meat substitutes to Rayford Road

Oricha Plavsic, the owner of Wisdom Vegan Bakery and Cafe, said she wanted to provide vegan options—which exclude all meat and dairy products—to The Woodlands area.

Willis ISD's Parmley Elementary School recognized for professional development

Parmley Elementary School in Willis ISD has been recognized as a model professional learning community by professional development company Solution Tree, according to a June 8 press release.

Board & Brush Creative Studio coming to League City

Board & Brush Creative Studio plans to open in July after leasing 1,613 square feet in League City Plaza at I-45 and FM 518.

Camp Bow Wow to open June 12 on Telge Road in Cypress

The site will offer overnight stays and day camps.

Dance Vision Studios opens on FM 1463 in Fulshear

Dance Vision Studios, which provides group and private instruction in many dance styles, opened June 8 in Fulshear.

Claire Shoop, Dylan Sherman, Jen Para, Nola Valente, Anna Lotz, Andrew Christman, Andy Li, Jake Magee and Shawn Arrajj contributed to this report.


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