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)

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Conroe-Montgomery

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.

Tomball-Magnolia

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.

Katy

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.

Spring-Klein

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.



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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.

Meet the candidates running for Place 5.
Meet Tom Cronin, Byron Sanford running for Montgomery City Council Place 5

Meet Tom Cronin, Byron Sanford running for Montgomery City Council Place 5

Meet the candidates running for Place 1 on Montgomery City Council.
Carol Langley, Jenny Stewart on the ballot for Montgomery City Council Place 1

Carol Langley, Jenny Stewart on the ballot for Montgomery City Council Place 1

Meet the candidates running for Montgomery City Council Place 3 on the May 1 ballot.
Hear from candidates T.J. Wilkerson, John Champagne Jr. for Montgomery City Council Place 3

Hear from candidates T.J. Wilkerson, John Champagne Jr. for Montgomery City Council Place 3

A judge has dismissed the city of Houston from a lawsuit in which a Lake Conroe nonprofit sought to file a restraining order against the San Jacinto River Authority and the city. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Court dismisses city of Houston from lawsuit that seeks to stop Lake Conroe lowering

The city was dismissed from the lawsuit on April 9, but all matters concerning the San Jacinto River Authority are still pending.

Among data presented at the 2021 Economic Outlook Conference presented by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, health care maintains its hold on the No. 1 spot among major nonretail employers. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Health care continues to grow, energy sheds jobs: Takeaways from 2021 Economic Outlook Conference

Health care first overtook energy as the area’s No. 1 major nonretail employer in the 2020 report and grew to 28% of the region’s employees in the 2021 report.

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
Costco Business Center being built in Stafford; see live music in The Woodlands and more top Houston-area news

Read the top business and community news from the Houston area from the past week.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.