Businesses open in Bellaire Town Center, Tony's Italian Delicatessen expands delivery to Spring: News from Houston area

Bellaire Town Center is seeing more new tenants open their doors, including Boxwood Dentistry, Jersey Mike's Subs and more. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bellaire Town Center is seeing more new tenants open their doors, including Boxwood Dentistry, Jersey Mike's Subs and more. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bellaire Town Center is seeing more new tenants open their doors, including Boxwood Dentistry, Jersey Mike's Subs and more. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest Houston-area business and community news.

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Jersey Mike's, Salata, Boxwood Dentistry, more open in Bellaire Town Center

Businesses continue to open in Bellaire despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few businesses that have either recently opened or will soon open in Bellaire Town Center.

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GALLERY: Memorial Park 100-acre Eastern Glades expansion now open to the public

The final phase of Memorial Park’s new Eastern Glades section opened during the last week of July. The 100-acre-plus section of the park was previously unused and now extends to a series of trails and boardwalks and picnic areas as well as added bathrooms and parking.

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Generation Park hosts food drive for Lake Houston-area families

Families who would like access to fresh produce and milk can visit Redemption Square in the Generation Park development Aug. 1 and Aug. 15.

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Tony's Italian Delicatessen in Montgomery expands delivery service to Spring

Tony's Italian Delicatessen, located at 16283 Hwy. 105, Ste. 9, Montgomery, announced via Facebook Aug. 25 that the eatery has expanded its delivery service to Spring.

The Woodlands

JULY ROUNDUP: 6 restaurants opening, closing in The Woodlands

Throughout the month of July, several new restaurants opened and several announced plans to locate around The Woodlands area with a variety of offerings. Here are five Community Impact Newspaper reported on in the past month.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to offer free immunizations to Spring ISD students Aug. 8

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas is teaming up with Spring ISD to offer free immunizations to students ahead of the 2020-21 school year Aug. 8.

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Family-run Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas sees increased demand during coronavirus pandemic

Jerrel Wolf started Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas in 2006 as a recycling company, said Hans von Meier, the vice president of the company and Wolf’s nephew.

Lately, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a surge in business, von Meier said, as people are spending more time at home.

Bay Area

Bridgemoor Transitional Care adds pulmonary program

Bridgemoor Transitional Care, 16130 Galveston Road, Webster, added a new pulmonary program to its list of patient services in June. The short-term care facility can now provide 24/7 care to non-COVID-19 patients with complex respiratory problems, helping free up area ventilators and hospital beds, according to a media release.

Katy

The Arc of Katy celebrates 30 years with car parade Aug. 3

To celebrate its 30-year anniversary, the Arc of Katy will host a car parade attended by the nonprofit’s founders, participants, their families, staff and volunteers Aug. 3, according to a press release.

Andrew Christman, Colleen Ferguson, Hunter Marrow, Jen Para, Kelly Schafler and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.


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Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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For the next few months, League City City Council will hold meetings at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center because the council chambers next door are under renovation. (Courtesy city of League City)
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