ROUNDUP: Amazon delivery station coming to La Marque and more Bay Area business news

Amazon will open its first Galveston County delivery station later this year near Abundant Life Christian Center in La Marque. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon will open its first Galveston County delivery station later this year near Abundant Life Christian Center in La Marque. (Courtesy Amazon)

Amazon will open its first Galveston County delivery station later this year near Abundant Life Christian Center in La Marque. (Courtesy Amazon)

Several new establishments will open in and around the Bay Area in 2021, including Galveston County's first Amazon delivery station.

One longstanding Italian restaurant also closed its doors in November, and an area beverage shop celebrated its one-year anniversary in January. Here is a roundup of recent business news for Clear Lake, League City and Nassau Bay.

Coming soon

Amazon plans to open a 180,000-square-foot delivery station at 4975 Gulf Freeway in La Marque later in 2021. The company has more than 150 delivery stations across the country, but this will be Amazon’s first in Galveston County, according to a city of La Marque news release. The delivery station is expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to the city, ranging from drivers to primary management positions and team leads, per the release. It will be located on an area of land just south of Gulfway Plaza and north of Team Mancuso Powersports near Abundant Life Christian Center.

Cloud Wine & Spirits will open in March at 3040 Gulf Freeway S., Ste. G, League City. The store will offer wine classes and wine tastings along with a unique selection of craft beer, wine and liquor, owner Kalpesh Patel said.


Anniversaries

The Drink Station celebrated one year at 3729 E. League City Parkway, Ste. 100, in early January. The business was previously located at 6555 South Shore Blvd., Ste. E, League City. The business, which has locations in Pearland and Alvin, serves premium loose-leaf tea, boba tea, locally roasted coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and lunch items. 281-549-7986. www.thedrinkstation.com

Closings

After 50 years in the Bay Area, the owners of
Franca's Real Italian Restaurant announced the closure of the business via Facebook on Nov. 26. The restaurant was located at 1101 E. NASA Parkway, Houston, and served traditional Italian entrees and gourmet 12-inch pizzas. www.facebook.com/francasrealitalian
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.

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