Space Center Houston reopens, some Ann Taylor and Loft locations may close: News from the metro

A flown Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX was put on display at Space Center Houston in March. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
A flown Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX was put on display at Space Center Houston in March. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

A flown Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX was put on display at Space Center Houston in March. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest Houston-area business and community news.

Bay Area

Space Center Houston reopens


Space Center Houston, located at 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston, reopened July 19 after being closed since mid-March.

Katy



Fort Bend Entrepreneur Initiative launches to provide free consulting services to small businesses


Fort Bend County reinforced its commitment to helping small businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic at a July 23 press conference.

In addition to offering a COVID-19 small business assistance grant program, the county launched the Fort Bend Entrepreneur Initiative with consultants Carter & Carter to provide free one-on-one business coaching to small businesses, according to the conference.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

ROUNDUP: 6 businesses now open, celebrating anniversaries in Lake Houston area


Several locally owned businesses have recently opened in or are celebrating milestones in the Lake Houston area.

Spring-Klein

ROUNDUP: 5 businesses that have recently closed or are closing in Spring, Klein

The following businesses have either recently closed or are planning to close soon in the Spring and Klein area.

Tomball-Magnolia

ROUNDUP: 6 recently opened businesses to check out in Tomball, Magnolia

Here are six businesses that have recently opened in the Tomball and Magnolia area.

Statewide

Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

Ascena Retail Group voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy July 23. Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant, Justice, Lou & Grey and Catherines are all Ascena brands. As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide, according to a press release from Ascena.

Dylan Sherman, Hannah Zedaker, Jen Para, Kelley Schafler, Jake Magee and Haley Morrison contributed to this report.




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