Bellaire-Meyerland-West University Place: May business openings, relocations and closings

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream was one of several businesses that opened their doors in May. (Courtesy Van Leeuwen Ice Cream)
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream was one of several businesses that opened their doors in May. (Courtesy Van Leeuwen Ice Cream)

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream was one of several businesses that opened their doors in May. (Courtesy Van Leeuwen Ice Cream)

Business activity in Bellaire-Meyerland-West University Place included the opening of meal prep company My Fit Foods along with the opening of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and the relocation of clothing retailer White House Black Market.

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Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, the nationally recognized brand known for its made-from-scratch dairy and vegan ice creams, opened its first location May 8 at 2565 Amherst St., Houston. Each month, Van Leeuwen unveils four special flavors—two dairy and two vegan—available for a limited time both in store and online. The ice cream brand also offers sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, root beer floats, milkshakes and a variety of toppings, including hot fudge, honeycomb candy and housemade whipped cream. While supplies last, the new Rice Village location will offer the Yellow Rose Bourbon Pecan Pie in partnership with Houston’s Yellow Rose Distillery. 832-582-5750.

Meal prep company My Fit Foods opened its Houston location at 3239 Southwest Freeway, Houston, at the beginning of May offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options. MyFitFoods offers healthy, affordable meals cooked fresh daily through its local kitchens. 281-588-0034.


Upscale American women's clothing retailer White House Black Market reopened at a new location at 5515 Kelvin Blvd., Ste 110, Houston, in Rice Village in late May. The store moved from its previous location at 2414 University Blvd., Ste. 150, just a couple shops down on the same side of the strip center from its new location. White House Black Market is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon-6 p.m. 713-526-6380.


The Roastery, a coffee shop chain that serves espresso, drip brews and tea as well as all-day sandwich items, closed at its Bellaire location inside H-E-B at 5106 Bissonnet St., Ste. C, on May 16. The chain announced the closure on its Instagram account, and will be looking to relocate in the future and will continue to serve the Houston community, though no further details were provided.
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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