Crumbl Cookies coming to Cypress, The Rose Lounge to open in The Woodlands: News from the Houston area

Crumbl Cookies will open a new Cypress location soon. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)
Crumbl Cookies will open a new Cypress location soon. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)

Crumbl Cookies will open a new Cypress location soon. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)

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Cy-Fair

Crumbl Cookies coming soon to Towne Lake in Cypress

Officials with Crumbl Cookies said a new Cypress location will open around early October at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

The Woodlands



The Rose Lounge coming soon to Waterway Square in The Woodlands

The Rose Lounge, a new, upscale bar concept by Diego Mandoba and Washington Revelo, is coming to Waterway Square at 20 Waterway Ave., The Woodlands, in the near future.

Spring-Klein

Viva Jalisco Taqueria & Restaurant coming soon to Spring Cypress Road

Viva Jalisco Taqueria & Restaurant will be opening a new northwest Houston location at 10800 Spring Cypress Road, Tomball. The restaurant is expected to open in mid-October and its menu will offer authentic Mexican fare such as fajitas, carnitas and carne guisada.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites to open new hotel on Spring Stuebner Road

Holiday Inn Express & Suites will open a new hotel in early August at 21606 Spring Stuebner Road, Spring. Hotel amenities will include free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, an outdoor patio with a fire pit, a swimming pool and a 1,000-square-foot flexible meeting space.

Kinsmen Lutheran Church to serve as semi-monthly mobile food distribution site starting Aug. 1

Kinsmen Lutheran Church has partnered with local nonprofit Bridging for Tomorrow to serve as a Houston Food Bank distribution site starting Aug. 1.

Andrew Christman, Adriana Rezal, Hannah Zedaker and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.


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