Rice Village updates: 4 new business openings, closings and relocations to know

Openings, closings and relocations out of Rice Village (Courtesy Rice Management Co.)
Openings, closings and relocations out of Rice Village (Courtesy Rice Management Co.)

Openings, closings and relocations out of Rice Village (Courtesy Rice Management Co.)

Businesses in Rice Village have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but while there have been closings, there have also been openings and relocations. Here is the rundown.

Now Open

MYX Blend Bar: MYX Blend Bar opened a new location in Rice Village at 2524 Amherst St., Ste. E110, Houston, on Aug. 1, according to the company’s Facebook page. MYX Blend Bar allows customers to create custom lipsticks and lip gloss that reflect an individual’s style by choosing from eight different bases and then blending in pigments, flavors, anti-aging treatments and more. 713-393-7262. www.myxblendbar.com


Susiecakes: The SusieCakes location in Rice Village, at 2563 Amherst St., Houston, has permanently closed, Rice Village Management has confirmed. The bakery store never reopened after March 24, when Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed a Stay Home, Work Safe Order. www.susiecakes.com

Victoria’s Secret: The Victoria’s Secret location in Rice Village at 2414 University Blvd., Ste. 100, Houston, permanently shuttered its doors July 31. Its parent company, L Brands Inc., announced in May plans to close 250 Victoria’s Secret and Pink stores in 2020 as well as 51 Bath & Body Works stores, which are owned by the same company. The Rice Village location of Bath & Body Works, at 2414 University Blvd., Ste. 100, Houston, remains open. www.victoriassecret.com


Fig Tree: Fig Tree Jewelry and Accessories, at 6132 Village Parkway, will be moving next door to a larger location effective Sept. 1, Rice Management Co. confirmed. 281-235-7449. www.figtreejewelryandaccessories.com

By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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