The 10 most read Cy-Fair businesses, development announcements of 2020

First announced in April 2019, the long-anticipated Willowbrook restaurant will serve the brand's signature hamburgers, shakes and french fries, which will also be available "animal style." (Courtesy In-N-Out Burger)
First announced in April 2019, the long-anticipated Willowbrook restaurant will serve the brand's signature hamburgers, shakes and french fries, which will also be available "animal style." (Courtesy In-N-Out Burger)

First announced in April 2019, the long-anticipated Willowbrook restaurant will serve the brand's signature hamburgers, shakes and french fries, which will also be available "animal style." (Courtesy In-N-Out Burger)

New businesses and developments announced in Cy-Fair this year included In-N-Out Burger, new apartment complexes, a drive-in theater and more. These were the 20 most read announcements Community Impact Newspaper published in 2020.

1. Preliminary plans announced for former Gander Mountain site at Hwy. 290, FM 1960: Tazz Enterprise acquired the former Gander Mountain site and announced plans to convert it to a multilevel entertainment facility. (Full story posted Jan. 16)

2. In-N-Out Burger to open Willowbrook location Sept. 4: The California-based burger chain arrived in northwest Houston this September. (Full story posted Sept. 3)

3. Houston Premium Outlets welcomes 3 new stores to Cypress mall: New retailers including Versace opened at the outlet mall this fall. (Full story posted Oct. 14)

4. New master-planned community to bring 1,000 homes, Hwy. 290 improvements to Waller: The new 521-acre development includes around 1,000 single-family homes from Long Lake Ltd. (Full story posted Oct. 27)


5. Ground to break in September on Bishop Square Business Park on Mueschke Road in Cypress: Ground broke in September on the 4-acre site that will feature 10 condominium-style buildings. (Full story posted Aug. 28)

6. Chicago pizzeria Rosati’s celebrates grand opening in Cypress: The restaurant’s menu includes Chicago-style deep dish, double dough, thin crust and gluten-free pizzas as well as wings, salads, pastas and sandwiches. (Full story posted Nov. 12)

7. Units begin opening at Alys Crossing off Fry Road in Cypress: The development features one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging from 755-1,699 square feet and prices ranging from $1,332-$2,261. (Full story posted Aug. 7)

8. Medical offices planned on 30 acres at Hwy. 290, Grand Parkway: Cypress Health & Wellness Campus is planned on a 30-acre property in the Fairfield area off Hwy. 290 near the Grand Parkway. (Full story posted Aug. 18)

9. Star Cinema Grill to open its first-ever drive-in theater on Fry Road in Cypress: The drive-in was unveiled in coordination with the release of the Christopher Nolan film "Tenet." (Full story posted Sept. 1)

10. General plan approved for 1,600-acre project in far northwest Harris County: The Houston Planning Commission approved a general plan for Jubilee, a project on roughly 1,600 acres in far northwest Harris County. (Full story posted Oct. 27)
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.