Tropical Smoothie Cafe opened a new location at 20045 Northpark Drive, Ste. 200, Kingwood, in March. (Courtesy Tropical Smoothie Cafe)
Tropical Smoothie Cafe opened March 3 at 20045 Northpark Drive, Ste. 200, Kingwood, in the Kingwood Place shopping center. Owned by franchisees and sisters Tara Watson and Demetra Marsh, the nationwide fast-casual concept offers various smoothies as well as healthy menu items, including wraps, salad bowls and flatbreads. 281-973-8442. www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.