Pit Row Pit Stop Diner to open in New Caney and more Houston-area news

Pit Row Pit Stop Diner opens Sept. 4 at 19857 FM 1485, New Caney. (Courtesy Pit Row Pit Stop Diner)
Pit Row Pit Stop Diner opens Sept. 4 at 19857 FM 1485, New Caney. (Courtesy Pit Row Pit Stop Diner)

Pit Row Pit Stop Diner opens Sept. 4 at 19857 FM 1485, New Caney. (Courtesy Pit Row Pit Stop Diner)

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Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

'50s-style eatery Pit Row Pit Stop Diner expands into New Caney


Pit Row Pit Stop Diner opens Sept. 4 at 19857 FM 1485, New Caney. This is the second location for owner and pitmaster Franki Vinci, who opened the first location in Livingston in 2016.

Hospital system rebrands pediatric offices to Children's Memorial Hermann Pediatrics



Memorial Hermann Medical Group and Children's Memorial Hermann are combining under one new name: Children's Memorial Hermann Pediatrics, the health system announced Aug. 14.

Spring-Klein

Fu Manchung celebrates three-year anniversary in Spring


Fu Manchung celebrated its three-year anniversary Aug. 1 at 3416 FM 2920, Ste. 210, Spring. According to co-owner Paul Huynh, the restaurant’s small menu has enough variety to accommodate everyone’s palate with dishes inspired by Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese and American cuisines.

Tomball-Magnolia

A milestone baby: New Life Adoptions celebrates 500th placement


Tomball-based New Life Adoptions celebrated its 500th child placed into an adoptive family Aug. 18, the nonprofit adoption agency announced Aug. 19.

Premiere Cinemas to reopen auditoriums, attractions in Tomball, Galveston, Pearland

Moviegoers will once again be able to attend theaters in person: Premiere Cinemas has announced reopening dates for select locations in Texas, including its theaters in Tomball, Galveston and Pearland.

The Woodlands

ROUNDUP: 5 businesses that are new, coming soon or recently moved in The Woodlands area


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Houston Furniture Bank plans expansion with new The Woodlands-area facility

Houston Furniture Bank plans to open a new furniture outlet serving the Montgomery County area this fall.

The regional nonprofit's second location will launch in September or early October at 295 Sawdust Road, Spring, according to founder and Executive Director Oli Mohammed.

OlaTee African Mart opening announced for Sawdust Road in The Woodlands

OlaTee African Mart and OlaTee African Cafe have announced a grand opening at 501 Sawdust Road, Ste. K, Spring, on Aug. 22.

Conroe-Montgomery

Marsalas Italian Grill coming soon to Conroe

Marsalas Italian Grill has signed a lease at 100 Scarborough Drive, Stes. A3-A4, Conroe, according to a developments report by the city of Conroe. Marsalas is now going through the permitting process, and the restaurant should open four to five weeks from now, manager and owner Isaac Rodriguez said in a Facebook message Aug. 21.

Kelly Schafler, Andrew Christman, Ben Thompson, Andy Li, Anna Lotz, Adriana Rezal and Eva Vigh contributed to this report.



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