5 business updates in Montgomery, Willis

Wilderlove Coffee opened a coffee trailer offering specialty brews and espresso in historic Montgomery on June 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Wilderlove Coffee opened a coffee trailer offering specialty brews and espresso in historic Montgomery on June 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Wilderlove Coffee opened a coffee trailer offering specialty brews and espresso in historic Montgomery on June 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Now open

Coffee trailer Wilderlove Coffee opened June 26 in historic Montgomery at 404 Caroline St., featuring specialty brews and espressos. Owner Kade Jenkins said all of the trailer’s syrups are handcrafted. "We take pride in the art and craft of making coffee," Jenkins said. www.facebook.com/wilderlovecoffee

Coming soon

Pediatric dentist’s office Mor Smiles 4 Kids broke ground on its Montgomery location at 728 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Ste. B, Montgomery, in August. Dr. Josh Morales has been practicing dentistry for children and teenagers in the Houston area since 2017, according to his wife, Jessica Morales. Mor Smiles is planning a 2022 opening but could not give an exact date. www.facebook.com/MorSmiles4Kids

Anniversaries


Schmidt Tool and Manufacturing is celebrating 40 years in business at 13967 FM 1097 W., Willis, in September. The company specializes in the manufacturing of manual steady rests and also does tool making, computer numerically controlled machining and stamping. Products will come with a special 40th anniversary sticker. 936-856-5897. www.steadyrest.net

Twice as Nice Resale and Consignment had its first anniversary on Aug. 27. The store, located at 10428 Commerce Row, Montgomery, offers a variety of antiques, such as furniture, clothing and jewelry. The business also offers furniture restoration. 936-582-5321. www.twiceasniceresaleconsignment.com

New ownership

Children’s Lighthouse Montgomery-Woodforest, an early childhood education center located at 2183 Woodforest Parkway NW, Montgomery, announced the school is under new ownership Sept. 8. Hubert Vaz-Nayak and Savio Saldanha, who operate other Children’s Lighthouse locations across the Houston area, have assumed ownership, according to a press release from the company. 936-588-8999. www.childrenslighthouse.com/woodforest
By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.

By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



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Owner Sharon Graff started The Modern Skein as an online yarn store in July 2017 before moving to a storefront in March 2018. The shop then expanded in 2020 in Montgomery. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
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After setting a record high of active cases in early September, Montgomery County has reported decreases, although ICU bed usage remains high. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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