Karma Kolache opens in Cy-Fair; Wing It On in Spring coming March 11 and more Houston-area news

The new store is the fifth location for the local kolache shop. (Courtesy Karma Kolache)
The new store is the fifth location for the local kolache shop. (Courtesy Karma Kolache)

The new store is the fifth location for the local kolache shop. (Courtesy Karma Kolache)

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


Karma Kolache celebrates opening of new location on Cypresswood Drive

The fifth location of gourmet kolache and doughnut shop Karma Kolache held a grand opening event March 6 at 10211 Cypresswood Drive, Ste. 100, Houston—the former location of Pin’s Donuts.

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West U updates: Business activity to know in and around West University Place

There has been a surge of business activity in and around West University Place, including Rice Village and closer to Texas Medical Center.

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Dunkin' debuts new location on Northpark Drive in Kingwood

A Dunkin' opened March 4 at 991 Northpark Drive, Kingwood. The new location features the chain bakery's new modern design; drive-thru lanes; and a new tap system offering eight signature drinks, such as coffees, iced teas, cold brew and nitro infused cold brew, according to a news release. Dunkin' serves doughnuts, sandwiches and other baked goods.


Buttercup Bakery coming soon to Main Street in Tomball

Buttercup Bakery is slated to open at 411 W. Main St., Tomball, in mid-April, according to owner Kristina Guilbeau. The bakery will offer a rotating menu of items, such as cake slices, cupcakes and brownies. Buttercup Bakery will also offer orders for special events, such as weddings.


New pet store, wellness clinic: 4 business happenings in Conroe, Montgomery, Willis

Brilliant Paws opened Jan. 4 at 9521 FM 1097 W. Ste. A, Willis. The locally owned business carries specialty pet foods, treats and pet supplies as well as full-service grooming and self-wash stations.


Wing It On to open first Texas location March 11 in Spring

New England-based Wing It On will open its first Texas location at 7316 Louetta Road, Ste. B303, Spring, on March 11, according to a March 8 press release.

Andy Li, Danica Lloyd, Hunter Marrow, Adriana Rezal, Kelly Schafler and Eva Vigh contributed to this report.


Taste of Cajun opened in Cypress in 2018. (Courtesy Taste of Cajun)
Taste of Cajun closes its doors on Barker Cypress Road

Owners announced they did not renew the restaurant's lease and have no plans to relocate at this time.

The Kinder Institute for Urban Research released its 2021 State of Housing for Harris County and Houston report on June 22. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kinder Institute 2021 State of Housing report highlights rental squeeze for lower, middle-income households

As of 2019, one in every 11 renters in Harris County had an eviction notice posted to their door; one in every 25 renter households were also evicted.

The craft beer industry is growing in the Greater Houston area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Greater Houston area's craft brewery count grows 344% since 2013

According to NAI Partners, the Greater Houston area has 71 craft breweries.

The Barker Reservoir watershed encompasses the area that drains into Barker Reservoir. This reservoir, together with Addicks Reservoir, was created as part of a federal project to control flooding on Buffalo Bayou and protect downtown Houston. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
FEMA awards $9.8M to Harris County Flood Control District to restore Barker Reservoir watershed

The funding is aimed at restoring water channels, including Mason Creek and Upper Buffalo Bayou, to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels of conveyance by removing sand and sediment buildup caused by the storm, officials said.

Jersey Village City Council approved new homestead exemptions for qualifying residents at their June 21 meeting. (Courtesy Pexels)
Jersey Village City Council increases disabled, over-65 homestead exemptions

The exemptions for disabled and over-65 homeowners were raised to $200,000 and $100,000, respectively.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Employees in Cy-Fair ISD will receive an estimated 3% pay increase for the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Cy-Fair ISD proposes employee pay raises in FY 2021-22 budget

Payroll costs ultimately amount to about 89% of the district's proposed $1.06 billion budget.

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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion announces 3 new concerts for 2021 season

Tickets for all three shows will go on sale to the public June 25.

Domino's Pizza opened in June at The Shops at Rock Creek. (Courtesy Domino's Pizza)
3 new businesses opening at The Shops at Rock Creek in Cypress

Three new businesses have moved into the Grant Road shopping center.

Louetta Road extension project to continue through March

The joint project is estimated to cost $8.8 million between Harris County Precincts 3 and 4.

Med Shop Plus is located on FM 1960. (Courtesy Med Shop Plus)
Med Shop Plus relocates, celebrates grand reopening in Cy-Fair

The business offers medical supplies, scrubs and professional medical attire.