New offerings in the Inner Loop, music school opens in The Woodlands: Updates from Houston area

Goode Co.'s Goode Bird offers fried chicken and all the fixings for takeout at 5015 Kirby Drive, Houston. (Courtesy Goode Co.)
Goode Co.'s Goode Bird offers fried chicken and all the fixings for takeout at 5015 Kirby Drive, Houston. (Courtesy Goode Co.)

Goode Co.'s Goode Bird offers fried chicken and all the fixings for takeout at 5015 Kirby Drive, Houston. (Courtesy Goode Co.)

Read business and community news from the Houston area.

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New in River Oaks/Upper Kirby: Goode chicken, Chinese breakfast and a new indoor nursery


Take a look at some of the newest offerings now open or coming soon in the River Oaks/Upper Kirby area inside the Loop.

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With more people staying at home, Terrarium adapts, boosts business in Tomball


Bridget Gould started Terrarium, a store selling unique indoor and patio plants, in February 2019, wanting to bring something different to the Tomball area, she said.

The Woodlands

Muse Mantra now open and taking music students


Muse Mantra, a music and arts school, opened June 1 at 3335 College Park Drive, Ste. 500, The Woodlands, to teach lessons to students of all levels.

Broken Barrel in The Woodlands announces permanent closure

International tapas concept Broken Barrel, located at 1950 Hughes Landing Blvd., Ste. 1900, The Woodlands, announced it has permanently closed as of July 29.

Statewide

Some breweries may qualify to operate as restaurants under new TABC guidelines

Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on July 24 released new guidelines. Those new guidelines state all alcohol sales to distributors and to-go alcohol sales will not be included in a business’s 51% calculation.

In Texas, if an establishment makes more than 51% of its gross receipts from alcohol, it is considered a bar. Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive orders, bars statewide must remain closed as a precaution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Matt Dulin, Dylan Sherman, Andrew Christman and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.


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