The Missing Piece, Sneaker Vault, Refresqueria and more now open in Rice Village

A few new businesses have opened in Rice Village over the last few months. (Courtesy Rice Village)
A few new businesses have opened in Rice Village over the last few months. (Courtesy Rice Village)

A few new businesses have opened in Rice Village over the last few months. (Courtesy Rice Village)

Houston’s Rice Village has seen extensive business activity over the last few months with several key openings, including sneaker stores, a Mexican snack-focused shop and more.

The Missing Piece opened in the shopping district on Nov. 19 at 2476 Times Blvd., Houston. The store serves as a combination of a department store, incubator and stepping stone for local small businesses looking to move into a full retail presence with their offerings. The store features an ever-changing landscape of thoughtful, exciting and local brands, stories, and events. 281-846-6914. www.themissingpiecehtx.com

Sneaker Vault, at 2513 Rice Blvd., Houston, held its soft opening Nov. 13. Whether customers are looking to buy, sell, trade or consign, Sneaker Vault offers difficult-to-find shoes, including retro Jordan 1s, Travis Scott Nikes, Yeezys and more. 713-505-1140.

Refresqueria, a snack-focused shop offering specialty drinks, fruit bowls, chamoy, candy, ice cream, snow cones, elote, mangonadas and more, held a soft opening for its new Rice Village location on Nov. 7 at 5407 Morningside Drive, Houston. The opening marks the shop’s second location with its first opening in Texas City in 2018. 713-750-9873. www.refresqueria.net

Isidora Flower and Gift Shop opened in early September in Rice Village. The flower shop, owned by Thalia Jaguande, offers a wide range of flowers, including peonies, roses, sunflowers, and tulips, with arrangements available for a variety of occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Various color options are also available, including pinks, oranges, reds, purples, and yellows. Online ordering is preferred. 713-393-7108. www.isidoraflowers.com


Poison 91 Fleurs, a luxury rose boutique offering a wide array of arrangements across a spectrum of colors, opened a location at Rice Village at 2470 Times Blvd., Houston, in September. Offerings include rose teddy bears and rose boxes with real roses that last 1-3 years. 504-316-0959. www.poison91eurs.com

SkinSpirit, a Botox and filler provider, opened its doors in Rice Village at 2401 Times Blvd., Ste. 110, Houston, in mid-September. This marks the brand’s 18th location nationwide and the third location in Texas following clinic openings in Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth, respectively. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Vistnes, SkinSpirit offers Botox wrinkle reduction, filler volume rejuvenation and a variety of skin care treatments. 346-398-6100. www.skinspirit.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.