Now open: 10 businesses that opened in Houston in September 2019

Candente opened in September at 4306 Yoakum Blvd., Houston.

Candente opened in September at 4306 Yoakum Blvd., Houston.

September was a hot month for business and restaurant openings in Houston. Here are 10 that opened their doors in the Heights, Montrose, River Oaks, Meyerland and Bellaire areas.

Sweetgreen’s expansion continued in Houston, with its location at 1303 Westheimer Road celebrating a grand opening event on Sept. 28 featuring guests such as Manready Mercantile, Steel City Pops, Tiny Boxwoods, and Chef Chris Shepherd. The Washington, D.C.-based salad chain opened a Rice Village location in July. 832-720-7500. www.sweetgreen.com

The Annie Cafe and Bar reopened Sept. 25 at 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston. Benjamin Berg, of BB Lemon, BB Italia and other ventures, partnered with Annie’s chef and owner Robert Del Grande to revamp the restaurant’s design and menu. Cafe Annie won Houston’s first James Beard Award in 1992. 713-804-1800. www.theanniehouston.com

The fashion boutique Veronica Beard opened its River Oaks District store at 4444 Westheimer Road, Suite D125, on Sept. 25. The chain, which began in 2010, has been adding locations nationwide in recent years, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas. www.veronicabeard.com

Wings of Houston, a locally owned buffalo chicken wing restaurant, opened Sept. 21 at 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. Along with bone-in and boneless wings with a variety of sauces, the menu also includes fried chicken sandwiches, sides and a selection of beer. 713-505-1030. www.wingsofhtx.com

Sambrooks Management Company opened its Tex-Mex concept Candente, 4306 Yoakum Blvd., Houston, on Sept. 16. Along with Tex-Mex staples fajitas, tacos and queso, the menu includes brisket nachos and brisket enchiladas—drawing on its ties to The Pit Room down the street—as well as a full bar serving up margaritas and palomas, and complimentary soft-serve. www.candentehtx.com

Phoenix-based Postino Wine Cafe opened its second Houston outpost Sept. 15 at 805 Pacific St., in the former location of the Montrose Mining Company, Houston’s longest-running gay bar. The restored space includes photos and mementos from its history. The bar is significantly larger than its Heights counterpart, with seating for almost 200 inside and out. In addition to wine, the bar also serves a wide selection of beer, snacks, soups, salads, paninis and bruschetta. www.postinowinecafe.com

Natural Pawz, a pet retailer specializing in natural and holistic pet products, held a grand opening for its Montrose location, 208 Westheimer Road, on Sept. 7. The store is the 19th in the Houston area and offers training, daycare, grooming and self-wash stations in addition to pet food, treats, toys and supplies. 346-358-3078. www.naturalpawz.com

The Toasted Coconut, a bar and restaurant drawing on tiki and tropical inspirations, opened Sept. 5 at 1617 Richmond Ave., Houston. Owned by husband and wife Chef Martin Stayer and Sara Stayer of Nobie’s Restaurant, Toasted Coconut offers a menu that includes shareable plates and larger dishes, in addition to a full bar offering 17 custom cocktails, craft beer and more. www.facebook.com/toastedcoconuthtx

School of Rock opened at 2607 Bissonnet St., Houston, in September. The private music school offers lessons for children as well as adults in guitar, bass guitar, drums, singing, piano and keyboard, in addition to regular camps and workshops. 832-900-7625. www.schoolofrock.com

Pediatric dentistry practice Kids & Teens Dental Place opened in September at 9540 Main St. Ste. 100. The office is the second in the Houston area, with the first based in Pearland. 713-662-3199. www.kidsandteensdentalplace.com
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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