19 businesses that opened in the Bay Area in 2020

BOUTIQUES

Madeline’s Boutique

11510 Space Center Blvd., Ste. A2, Houston

832-470-1282

www.facebook.com/madelinesboutique-104140707617309


CLOTHING

Burlington

1449 W. Bay Area Blvd., Webster

281-554-3155

www.facebook.com/burlington-331555103884134

GROOMING

Headz Up Haircuts

2951 Marina Bay Drive, Ste. 190, League City

281-957-9112

www.facebook.com/headzuphaircutsss

HARDWARE

Ace Hardware

1915 W. League City Parkway, Ste. 100, League City

281-316-9992

www.acehardware.com

Floor & Decor

20740 Gulf Freeway, Ste. 90, Webster

281-724-6187

www.flooranddecor.com

iTile

1003 W. Bay Area Blvd, Webster

832-632-1231

www.itiletx.com

Northern Tool + Equipment

200 S. Gulf Freeway, League City

346-358-4214

www.northerntool.com

HEALTH

Bay Area Natural Wellness

2900 NASA Parkway, Ste. 280, Seabrook

281-532-6518

www.bayareanaturalwellness.com

Iron Keel Strength and Fitness

3311 E. FM 518, Ste. 200, League City

281-316-1193

www.ironkeelstrength.com

League City Eyecare & Eyewear

3725 E. League City Parkway, Ste. 100, League City

281-305-1609

www.leaguecityeyecare.com

RYSE Chiropractic + Spa

780 Clear Lake City Blvd., Ste. A, Webster

281-406-0772

www.rysechirospa.com

The Woodhouse Day Spa

700 Baybrook Mall Drive, Ste. A125, Friendswood

832-835-5050

www.baybrook.woodhousespas.com

HOBBIES

Board & Brush Creative Studio

194 Gulf Freeway, Ste. D1, League City

281-545-5158

www.boardandbrush.com

Spades Poker House••20798 Gulf Freeway, Webster

281-724-1415

www.spadespokerhouse.com

LANDSCAPING

Moon Valley Nurseries

402 FM 646, League City

713-588-5408

MISCELLANEOUS

Dollar Tree

2000 Bayport Blvd., Ste. 210, Seabrook

832-261-3465

www.dollartree.com

PARTY SUPPLIES

Bravo Party Shop

2951 Marina Bay Drive, Ste. 216, League City

832-864-2616

www.bravopartyshop.com••SPORTS

Absolute Volleyball Academy of Texas

380 Green Wing St., Webster

281-678-8752

www.avatexas.com

D-Bat Baseball and Softball Academies

20251 Gulf Freeway, Ste. D, Webster

713-360-3228

www.dbatwebster.com
By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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