Lowe's to bring 200 jobs to Montgomery County and more Houston-area news

The East Montgomery County Industrial Park off Gene Campbell Road will welcome the Lowe's Distribution Center in July. (Courtesy East Montgomery County Improvement District)
The East Montgomery County Industrial Park off Gene Campbell Road will welcome the Lowe's Distribution Center in July. (Courtesy East Montgomery County Improvement District)

The East Montgomery County Industrial Park off Gene Campbell Road will welcome the Lowe's Distribution Center in July. (Courtesy East Montgomery County Improvement District)

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Lowe's Distribution Center to open in New Caney industrial park in 2021

Lowe’s Co. Inc. will open a distribution center in July at the East Montgomery County Improvement District’s industrial park in New Caney. The East Montgomery County Industrial Park is located on Gene Campbell Road between FM 1314 and FM 1485, according to a Nov. 25 press release.

Wholesome Pies, Wholesome Kitchen & Bar close; Houston restaurants to relaunch as new concepts



Wholesome Pies, a pizza eatery, and Wholesome Kitchen & Bar, a locally sourced kitchen, closed Nov. 23 at 250 Assay St., Houston, in the Generation Park development. Located in Redemption Square, the two restaurants opened in summer 2019 and were the brainchild of Houston restaurateur Michael Collins.

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SheSpace unveils Lower Heights coworking suites, services

The Houston-founded, female-focused coworking firm SheSpace is now open at the Lower Heights development at 2799 Katy Freeway, Ste. 250, according to a Nov. 30 announcement.

Owners of Upper Kirby shop Christmas Rocks keep traditions alive

When Dalia Browning Stokes and Bobby G. Bayless decided to start a Christmas shop in the first floor of their business litigation law office, they assumed they would only stay open during the holiday season, Browning Stokes said. But to their surprise, it drew customers throughout the year.

New in Montrose: 5 restaurant updates to know

The Montrose area has seen a spate of new business and restaurant activity. Here is a quick recap of some of the new offerings now open, reopening or coming soon.

Sugar Land

Sugar Land kicks off 12 Days of Christmas with virtual, in-person activities Dec. 1-12


To usher in the holiday season, the city of Sugar Land is hosting a series of virtual and in-person events Dec. 1-12.

Bay Area

IMPACTS ROUNDUP: 3 new Bay Area businesses, plus penguins at Moody Gardens

Two Cajun-style restaurants and an eye care business opened this fall in League City, Webster and Bacliff. In Galveston, Moody Gardens recently welcomed new Macaroni penguins to its Aquarium Pyramid.

The Woodlands

The Woodlands area welcomes 3 new dining locations in November with 4th coming soon

The Woodlands area welcomed three new places to dine and drink through the month of November, with a fourth anticipated to open in early December.

Cy-Fair

Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex celebrates 25 years of business in Willowbrook this month

Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex, located near Hwy. 249 in the Willowbrook area at 8220 Willow Place Drive N., Houston, is celebrating 25 years in business with festivities throughout the month of December.

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Women-only strength, endurance training gym coming to Montgomery


PowHERhouse Fitness, a women-only strength and endurance training gym, is slated to open in January at 15885 Hwy. 105 W., Ste. 4, Montgomery.

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Rice Village updates: Business openings, closings, and relocations to know for November and beyond


Retail in Rice Village has been active despite COVID-19’s presence in Greater Houston. Here is a rundown of business activity you may have missed.

Upcoming Bellaire pop-up book shop to benefit city library

Bellaire will soon be host to a pop-up book shop with proceeds benefitting the city’s library.

Eva Vigh, Claire Shoop, Andy Li, Matt Dulin, Emma Whalen, Colleen Ferguson, Kelly Schafler, Andrew Christman, Danica Lloyd and Hunter Marrow contributed to this report.