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New Katy Amazon sorting center to employ 3,000 full- and part-time positions

Amazon's new sorting center is now open at 22525 Clay Road, Katy. The 800,000-square-foot building opened Oct. 9 and will serve as a facility to sort packages before they are transferred to a delivery station or to a last-mile delivery partner for final delivery for customers. The center will employ over 3,000 full- and part-time employees starting at $15 per hour.

Great Harvest Bread Co. opens second location in Katy area

Great Harvest Bread Co opened a second location inside the north campus of the Kingsland Baptist church Oct. 5. The bakery and cafe, located at 24111 Stockdick School Road, Katy, will serve coffee, sweets, sandwiches, salads and breads.

Frankies Pizza Kitchen reopens in Katy after ownership change

Frankies Pizza Kitchen reopened in early September after undergoing a temporary closure due to an ownership change. The pizza restaurant was formerly known as Big Paulie’s and is located at 6420 FM 1463, 100, Fulshear.

Sanskar Maharashtrian Veg. Cuisine gives owners opportunity to fulfill American dream in Katy

Megha Ozarker said she wholeheartedly believes in achieving the American dream.

When Ozarker first emigrated from India to the U.S. in 2005, she knew she wanted to be a restaurant owner but had no experience in the field, she said.

However, Ozarker was persistent, and after a lot of hard work and failures, she opened her own restaurant, Sanskar Maharashtrian Veg. Cuisine, in April 2019.


Old Montgomery Steak House attracts guests with comfort food and John Wayne

The walls of Old Montgomery Steakhouse, a roomy diner on McCown Street, are lined with black and white photos of American actor John Wayne.

Owner Lloyd Ashbaker offered a simple explanation for the motive behind the decor:

“I like him,” Lloyd said.


The Lego Store now open in Willowbrook Mall

The Lego Store celebrated its grand opening Oct. 9 inside Willowbrook Mall, located at 1568 Willowbrook Mall, Houston. In celebration of the grand opening, the new store is offering a free reusable Lego bag with every purchase of $35 or more.


Two new locations of Caliber Auto Care now open in Cypress

Two new locations of Caliber Auto Care opened in the Cypress area Oct. 12, company officials announced, including a location at 8700 Fry Road, Cypress, near the West Road intersection, and a location at 9425 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, in the Towne Lake area.

Houston Premium Outlets welcomes 3 new stores to Cypress mall

Officials with Houston Premium Outlets announced two new tenants opened earlier this month, and one additional store is expected to open by the end of the month.


ROUNDUP: Six businesses coming soon, now open or celebrating anniversaries in the Tomball-Magnolia area

Read about businesses in Tomball and Magnolia.

Here are some virtual, in-person events going on in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Oct. 16-18

Tomball and Magnolia residents have a number of in-person and virtual event options to enjoy when making plans this weekend.

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The Bagel Shop Bakery celebrates 45th anniversary in Houston

The Bagel Shop Bakery, located at 9720 Hillcroft Ave., Houston, is now 45 years old, the bakery announced in a news release Oct. 12.

Hu’s Cooking reopens dine-in service

Hu’s Cooking, located at 2502 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, reopened its dining room to customers Oct. 12, the restaurant announced in an Oct. 5 Facebook post.

Houston drivers now face fine for parking in bike lanes

Houston drivers now risk a fine when parking in bike lanes, a new city ordinance states.

City Council approved the measure Oct. 14 after delaying the vote to work out details of the rule’s enforcement.

Sprouts Farmers Market now open near Texas Medical Center

A new Sprouts Farmers Market, at 1212 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, has officially opened its doors.

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Humble Museum sets grand opening date at new location

The Humble Museum will hold a grand opening and dedication ceremony Nov. 13 in its new space at 601 Higgins St., Humble. The museum moved from 219 E. Main St. to its new space in the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center band hall.

Shawn Arrajj, Adriana Rezal, Eva Vigh, Nola Valente, Emma Whalen, Hannah Zedaker, Hunter Marrow and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.