House of Pies coming to Cypress; Japanese restaurant opens in Sugar Land and more Houston-area news

House of Pies offers specialty desserts in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Courtesy House of Pies)
House of Pies offers specialty desserts in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Courtesy House of Pies)

House of Pies offers specialty desserts in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Courtesy House of Pies)

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

Cy-Fair

House of Pies to bring next location to Cypress


Officials with House of Pies confirmed the restaurant's fifth location is slated to open this fall at the former location of PDQ, 25686 Hwy. 290, Cypress.

The eatery specializes in pies with flavors ranging from lemon icebox and strawberry cream cheese to sweet potato, buttermilk, coconut cream, German chocolate and French silk. Cakes, cheesecakes and other baked goods are also on the menu.



Sugar Land-Missouri City

Locally owned Wishbone Pet Care to open second location March 22 in Sugar Land

Wishbone Pet Care will open another location March 22 at 17034 University Blvd., Ste. 200, Sugar Land, according to owner Tammi Bui.

GameStop closes Sugar Land Town Center Boulevard location in February

The GameStop located at 2575 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land, closed in February.

Headquartered in Grapevine, GameStop sells video games, gaming consoles and other gaming merchandise.

Umami Japanese Restaurant now serving soups, salads, sushi in Sugar Land

Umami Japanese Restaurant opened at 18921 University Blvd., Sugar Land, on Jan. 25.

The restaurant serves a variety of soups and salads as well as crudo, carpaccio, maki and temaki.

Spring-Klein

Language Arts Academy relocates to Kuykendahl Road in Spring

Language Arts Academy—formerly located at 5503 FM 2920, Spring—celebrated the grand opening of its new location March 1 at 20423 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. 400, Spring.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Camp Bow Wow sets sights on spring opening for Humble dog care facility

Camp Bow Wow, a national dog care franchise, will open a new location in late April or early May at 11321 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Humble. Franchisee Christine Reese said the facility will offer a variety of services for dogs, including day care, boarding with a 24-hour monitoring system and grooming. The facility will also offer training in the future.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Writespace literary nonprofit in Houston pauses programming

Writespace, a literary arts organization offering workshops and classes to develop writers of all kinds, is temporarily halting operations for the rest of the month, the nonprofit announced March 9.

Bay Area

IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Family Dollar now open in Webster and more

Family Dollar opened Jan. 15 at 915 E. NASA Parkway, Webster. The business features 40 aisles of items ranging from party supplies to cleaning items to toys to clothes. The average price per item is less than $15.

Claire Shoop, Laura Aebi, Hannah Zedaker, Kelly Schafler, Matt Dulin, Jake Magee and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.



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