Adriatic Cafe finished an expansion project in late March.[/caption]

Owners Alban Bulliqi and Ekrem Hyseni celebrated the completion of an expansion project early March at Adriatic Cafe and Italian Grill, 17402 Hwy. 290, Jersey Village.

The project, which began in January, involved expanding into vacant space next door, giving the owners space to add 10 tables to the dining area. Surging business made expanding a priority, Bulliqi said.

"The restaurant had been filling up for lunches and dinners with wait lines starting to form," Bulliqi said. "The expansion came just in time."

Throughout the growth, Bulliqi and Hyseni have remained active in the kitchen, where they double as the head chefs. The restaurant offers a variety of pasta dishes, calzones and newer gluten-free options. 713-983-6565.


NOW OPENImpress for Less celebrates the grand opening of its Willowbrook location March 19 at 17335 Hwy. 249, Houston. The business offers discounts on home decor and department store brands for men, women and children. The grand opening celebration features a charity event and suit drive for Dress for Success Houston. All customers on March 18 and 19 receive a 25 percent off coupon for one item. All customers on March 20 and 21 receive 20 percent off their entire purchase. 281-469-1101.

COMING SOON—Vintage Park's newest and largest tenant, The Work Lodge, will open April 1 at 118 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. W. Owner Mike Thakur started the company to give other small businesses and startups access to professional office space. A variety of different sized offices are available at The Work Lodge and include all furniture. The space will be able to hold up to 300 members when built out. 844-967-5563.

RENOVATIONS—Movie theater AMC Willowbrook 24 at 17145 Hwy. 249, Houston, is wrapping up major renovations. Expected to be complete by the end of March, all auditoriums will feature red leather recliners, and guests will have the opportunity to reserve seats online or at the theater. The location will also feature a prime theater auditorium with a bigger screen and better sound quality with black leather recliners. 281-970-9604.