Harvest Market 'grocerant' opens in Montgomery; business updates from The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

The grocerant sells a variety of meats. (Courtesy Lindsay Nichols)
The grocerant sells a variety of meats. (Courtesy Lindsay Nichols)

The grocerant sells a variety of meats. (Courtesy Lindsay Nichols)

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.


GALLERY: Take a peek inside newly opened Harvest Market 'grocerant' in Woodforest

Harvest Market opened at 2295 Woodforest Parkway, Montgomery, on Feb. 26, according to Facebook posts from the company. The two-level “grocerant” features a full dining experience and a grocery store with foods from around the world with a focus on health eating. It also features made-to-order food, a bar, curbside pickup, and indoor and outdoor seating for dining.

Conroe diner Honor Cafe seeks to recognize, remember veterans with photos, flags

Model airplanes, American flags and war memorabilia fill the walls of Honor Café, a diner on North Thompson Street. One wall is divided into the different U.S. military branches with photos of veterans beneath the corresponding flag.

Happy Goat Retreat, a luxury outdoor resort, eyes summer opening in Willis

Construction is nearing completion for luxury outdoor resort Happy Goat Retreat, according to Executive Operations Director Kassandra Owens. The retreat is slated to be open to the public at 13651 Shepard Hill Road, Willis, this summer.

The Woodlands

New cosmetic services, MMA gym: 5 recent business updates in The Woodlands and northern Spring

Gracie Barra The Woodlands completed its relocation from Rayford Road to a new 7,000-square-foot facility on Richards Road in early January. Now located at 25501 Richards Road, Ste. 101, Spring, the mixed martial arts school offers instruction in Brazilian jiujitsu, Muay Thai, kickboxing, judo and wrestling under owners Janice and Alex Morono.


Top Sushi Tomball celebrates first anniversary amid coronavirus pandemic

According to Janice and Andrew Vu—Tomball residents and the owners of Top Sushi Tomball—surviving the coronavirus pandemic as a new business would not have been possible without quick adaptability, good sushi rolls and a lot of community support.


Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa coming to Fulshear

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, a 475-plus-unit massage and facial spa franchise, will open March 5 at 6230 FM 1463, Ste. 650, Fulshear. This will be the spa's first location in Fulshear.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Bounce Bounce Trampoline Park delays Missouri City opening until summer

Bounce Bounce Trampoline Park has delayed opening its Missouri City location from last summer to this summer due, in part, to the coronavirus pandemic.


Theiss Farms Market owner on winter storm: 'I knew everything was going to die, and it did'

While the livelihoods of farmers have long hinged upon nature and luck, nothing could have prepared local farmers for last week's winter storm, Theiss Farms Market co-owner Dwayne Theiss said.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Iconic River Oaks Theatre at risk of closing

The lease between Landmark Theatres, which owns River Oaks Theatre, and Weingarten Realty is coming to an end, and negotiations to continue the partnership have stalled, ABC13 reported.

Antone’s Po’ Boys to bring new Dr. Hotez sandwich to Houston

Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys is bringing a new “H-Town Originals” sandwich to its three Houston locations in collaboration with Dr. Peter Hotez.

Rothko Chapel marks 50 years with events series

The renovated Rothko Chapel will host a series of virtual events this weekend as the interfaith contemplative space marks its semicentennial.

Heights restaurant Down House has closed

Chris Cusack’s Heights restaurant, coffee shop and bar Down House, 1801 Yale St., Houston, closed Feb. 21 after almost 10 years in business.

Bay Area

Galveston tourism app guides visitors through city’s historically Black institutions, monuments

Those interested in learning more about Black history in Galveston can take self-guided tours via a new app and discover the stories behind various institutions and monuments.

Colleen Ferguson, Adriana Rezal, Eva Vigh, Morgan Theophil, Hannah Zedaker, Matt Dulin, Ben Thompson, Hunter Marrow, ABC 13 and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.


On April 22, Conroe City Council voted to defer approving the lease to allow council members extra time to obtain more information. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
JUST IN: Conroe defers vote on project involving water bottling company that could pump 1.95 million gallons of county's groundwater daily

Project Hydrate involves a "nationally-known" water bottling company. The long-term consequences on the region's water supply are unclear.

The project is being conducted in cooperation between the city of Conroe and the Texas Department of Transportation. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Public feedback wanted for $120 million Old Conroe Road project

The average daily traffic on Old Conroe Road in 2025 is expected to be 8,417 vehicles per day—a 16% increase from 2020.

The CISD board of trustees met April 20 and discussed the naming process for new campuses. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Conroe ISD begins naming process for new campuses

Submissions for names will be accepted through May 14.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Appointments for a coronavirus vaccine are not needed at Woodforest Bank Stadium. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Appointments no longer required at The Woodlands-area vaccination hub

Everybody age 16 and up is eligible for a vaccine at the hub.

Montgomery City Council convened for a regular session April 13. (Screenshot via Montgomery City Council video)
Montgomery City Council revokes Summit Business Park's permit fee exemptions, citing need for 'level playing field'

The business park is the only developer that has been granted such a permit plan review fee exemption from the city.

The three individuals were indicted on a charge of theft/engaging in organizing in criminal activity. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
6-month investigation into Willis ISD food pantry thefts concludes with indictment of 3 individuals

Employees are accused of stocking the pantry shelves and then selling the excess items, likely at flea markets.

The Not Your Mama’s Grilled Cheese ($8.95) is made with four types of cheese and served with fries. (Photos by Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vernele’s New Orleans Bakery & Cafe: Conroe cafe offers homemade recipes, Louisiana flair and family charm

In addition to baked goods such as pies, cookies and cheesecakes, the eatery offers a cafe menu including po’boys, grilled cheese and gumbo.

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic expands vaccine eligibility to age 16 and older

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family.