Cy-Fair’s 10 most-read business announcements of 2019

Costco Wholesale opened a new location in Cypress this year. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
Costco Wholesale opened a new location in Cypress this year. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)

Costco Wholesale opened a new location in Cypress this year. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)

From Costco opening its first Cypress location to announcements from Olive Garden, Cinemark and Local Table, these were Community Impact Newspaper Cy-Fair's most-read business announcements of 2019.

1. Cypress Costco set to open in July at Hwy. 290 and Cypress Mill Place Boulevard

Offering a wide variety of groceries and other merchandise, Costco opened this July in Cypress.

2. Walmart Neighborhood Market to close Cypress location this fall

Walmart closed the store Nov. 1 due to factors including the financial performance of the store.

3. Olive Garden, Jason’s Deli to break ground at Fairfield Marketplace in Cypress

Olive Garden and Jason’s Deli will open at Fairfield Marketplace in early 2020.

4. Cinemark announces plans for eight-screen dine-in theater at Fairfield Town Center in Cypress

Construction on the theater is underway with plans to open next year.

5. Krab Kingz Cypress food truck now open on Barker Cypress Road

The mobile food truck specializing in Cajun fare opened June 22 in Cypress.

6. Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar plans to open at Cypress Crossing in 2019

The California-based restaurant opened in mid-2019 near Hwy. 290 and FM 1960.

7. Three businesses confirmed for new development at Fry, Hempstead Roads in Cypress

Mia’s Table, Fajita Pete’s and Frost Bank were confirmed for the new development.

8. HCA Houston Healthcare renames two Cy-Fair hospitals

HCA Houston Healthcare renamed newly-acquired North Cypress Medical Center and Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital in early 2019.

9. New stores, expansions announced at Houston Premium Outlets in Cypress

Several changes took place at Houston Premium Outlets in 2019.

10. Local Table now open in Cypress

The eatery celebrated a grand opening in June at Lakeland Village Center in Bridgeland.
By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She became editor of the Cy-Fair edition in March 2020 and continues to cover education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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ERCOT board developing new emergency response measures, managing financial fallout from winter storm

An emergency meeting of an ERCOT advisory committee made up of independent advisers was convened March 5 after the resignations of several board and of ERCOT CEO Bill Magness. 

Jersey Village residents who experienced pipe leaks during Winter Storm Uri in February will have their water bills preemptively adjusted to amounts representing their average water use. (Courtesy Pexels)
Jersey Village to preemptively adjust water bills for residents who experienced leaks during storm

Certain residents with higher-than-average water bills will have their bills automatically adjusted to reflect average use.

Cars wait their turn for a vaccine dose at the Texas Motor Speedway on Feb. 2. The hub was hosted by Denton County Public Health. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Traders Village Auto Swap meet will take place March 13-14 this year, featuring hundreds of vendors offering car parts and accessories. (Courtesy Traders Village)
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An health care worker with the Baylor College of Medicine holds up a Moderna vaccine. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
Access, education in focus as more vaccines hit Houston area

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For a third consecutive semester, Texas public school districts will not be penalized financially due to declining enrollment and attendance as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, due to an extension of the hold-harmless guarantee, state leaders announced March 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas leaders ensure financial stability for public school districts through spring semester with hold-harmless extension

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COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates Cy-Fair ISD learning gaps for at-risk, remote learners

Groups that were already considered at risk—including students of color and those from low-income families—continue to lag behind their white and more affluent peers while students navigate new challenges in a pandemic.

The new store is the fifth location for the local kolache shop. (Courtesy Karma Kolache)
Karma Kolache celebrates opening of new location on Cypresswood Drive

The new store is the fifth location for the local kolache shop.

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