Hank's Crab Shack serving Katy; 16 Spring-Klein business updates and more Houston-area news

Hank's Crab Shack gets and sells several hundred pounds of crawfish daily, especially during the peak of crawfish season. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hank's Crab Shack gets and sells several hundred pounds of crawfish daily, especially during the peak of crawfish season. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hank's Crab Shack gets and sells several hundred pounds of crawfish daily, especially during the peak of crawfish season. (Morgan Theophil/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Katy

New Orleans-style restaurant Hank's Crab Shack puts 'a lot of love into the food,' owner said


At Hank’s Crab Shack, it is not uncommon for natives of New Orleans to walk in skeptical and leave with their heads spinning and stomachs full, restaurant owner Akina Robinson said.

Dogtopia coming to Katy this summer



Dogtopia, a national franchise that offers day care, boarding and spa services for dogs, will open a new location at 1815 S. Mason Road, Katy, in June or July.

Midway BBQ management looks to future after destructive fire

In the early hours of Feb. 20, Trish Cummins said she received a phone call informing her that Midway BBQ, the beloved Katy barbecue joint owned by her father Herman Meyer, was on fire. For more than an hour, the Katy Fire Department fought to control the blaze, but after it was finally extinguished, the building was declared a total loss, Cummins said.

The Woodlands

Top Sushi The Woodlands opens in Metropark Square


Top Sushi The Woodlands officially celebrated its grand opening Feb. 26 at 8851 Metropark Drive, Ste. 100, Shenandoah.

Spring-Klein

Wunsche Brothers reopens; Crust Pizza Co. coming soon: 16 Spring-Klein business updates readers may have missed in February

Several businesses have either recently opened or are coming soon, expanding or relocating in the Spring and Klein area.

SouthernQ BBQ and Catering serves East Texas barbecue, adapts to endure COVID-19 pandemic

For more than 10 years, SouthernQ BBQ and Catering has served East Texas barbecue to the Spring community, blending classic flavors with Cajun concepts and family recipes.

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Krab Kingz Seafood to open Humble-area eatery in March

Krab Kingz Seafood will open at 9526 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 3113, Humble, on March 17, according to co-owner Sam Wright.

Kingwood chef shifts from fine dining, opens FireCraft BBQ food truck

David Welch said he turned 45 and wanted to be his own boss, so he launched the FireCraft BBQ catering service in April 2015. It was followed shortly by his food truck in 2017, which serves traditional “slow and low” Texas barbecue.

Kalera seeks horticulturists for new vertical farming facility in Humble

Kalera, a national farming company, will open its biggest vertical hydroponic farm yet in late spring or early summer in the Parc 59 development at 7159 Rankin Road, Humble. Kalera will manufacture living lettuce and salad mixes from this facility.

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Registration opens for virtual Walk to End HIV in Houston


AIDS Foundation Houston's 32nd annual Walk to End HIV is now taking individual and team registrations for a virtual walk.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrates five years of service

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrated its five-year anniversary Feb. 24, marking half a decade of connecting LGBTQ allies and community members through business opportunities.

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British design retailer OKA picks Houston's Upper Kirby for US expansion

British design and interiors retailer OKA will open its first U.S. store in Houston’s Upper Kirby area in April, with more locations planned in cities in the South and East Coast, according to the company.

Andy Li, Kelley Schafler, Emma Whalen, Morgan Theophil, Matt Dulin, Laura Aebi and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.



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The Houston-area wing restaurant will open a location in Katy at 22762 Westheimer Parkway this summer. (Courtesy Big City Wings)
Big City Wings location coming to Katy this summer

Big City Wings will offer a variety of wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, beer, and other drink and menu options.

Caroline Bordelon's son Caleb, 9, lives with autism. Caleb is nonverbal and has eloped from home many times. Upon learning about the Take Me Home program, Caroline immediately registered Caleb and said the program is greatly needed and gives her peace and comfort for her family. (Courtesy Hope For Three)
Fort Bend County program provides emergency assistance to residents with cognitive disabilities

A new program run through the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is designed to give people with cognitive disabilities special assistance if they are found alone or in times of emergency.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

As demand for vaccines has fallen, officials are looking for ways to make them more accessible.

Katy Wines and Spirits will be have a variety of wines and will carry liquor and other options. (Courtesy Creative Commons)
Katy Wines and Spirits coming soon to area

Katy Wines and Spirits will open a location at 5901 Highway Blvd., Katy, this summer.

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic expands vaccine eligibility to age 16 and older

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family.

Katy ISD to return to standard operations in June

As of June 1, Katy ISD students and staff will no longer be requiring face masks or offering virtual school, Superintendent Ken Gregorski said in an email on April 16.

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
Costco Business Center being built in Stafford; see live music in The Woodlands and more top Houston-area news

Read the top business and community news from the Houston area from the past week.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

(Courtesy Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery)
Hybrid Marble Slab Creamery, Great American Cookies location coming to Katy

A new Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookies hybrid location will be opening July 1 at Grand Morton Town Center.

Memorial Hermann is hosting a drive-thru vaccine clinic at the Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land April 15-16. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Walk-ins welcome at COVID-19 vaccine clinic April 15-16 at Smart Financial Center

Haven't recieved the COVID-19 vaccine yet? Memorial Hermann is hosting a drive-thru clinic from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in Sugar Land. No appointment necessary.