Chipotle with drive-thru opening in Montgomery and more Houston-area news

The new Chipotle location will offer a drive-thru pickup lane. (Courtesy Linhart PR)
The new Chipotle location will offer a drive-thru pickup lane. (Courtesy Linhart PR)

The new Chipotle location will offer a drive-thru pickup lane. (Courtesy Linhart PR)

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.

Conroe-Montgomery

Chipotle with drive-thru coming to Montgomery in December


The new location will offer a drive-thru pickup lane.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University


Velvet Taco has eyes on potential Rice Village location


Velvet Taco could be adding another Houston location to its expansion plans.

Upstairs Bar and Lounge has reopened

Upstairs Bar and Lounge has reopened its doors to customers on the second floor at 2356 Rice Blvd., Houston.

Community responds with memorial for Bellaire Sugar Shop owner Nathan Maynor

Maynor had been battling COVID-19 since mid-October.

A past staple of Rice Village, J. Landa Jewelry now open in River Oaks

The jewelry boutique is now located in a 1,300-square-foot space.

Evelyn’s Park announces launch of Phase 2 of development

Evelyn’s Park will be getting some upgrades over the next six months.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Anvil Bar & Refuge reopens; Tongue-Cut Sparrow to move in next door


The cocktail bar Anvil has reopened with restaurant service and a new patio at 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston.

Twisted Grilled Cheese set to bring loaded sandwiches and more to Washington Avenue

The Twisted Grilled Cheese food trucks will continue to operate as well.

Cy-Fair

NOW OPEN: First Watch moves into the Boardwalk at Towne Lake

The new eatery is open daily from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Five Below now open at Fairfield Town Center

The specialty discount store offers clothing items, toys, snacks and home decor, among other products.

The Woodlands

SmartDraw Software completes HQ move to Hughes Landing in The Woodlands


The tech company arrived in Hughes Landing in October following its move from Southern California.

Spring-Klein

Rotary Club of Willowbrook marks 36 years of giving back despite dwindling membership


“You build up a lot of camaraderie because you see these people once a week for years and you do service projects with them. So you develop a relationship that transcends rotary,” Jackson said.

RAW Gym Texas rebrands as RAW Gym Warzone, relocates from Tomball to Spring

RAW Gym Warzone opened at 9702 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. 125A, Spring, on Nov. 16.

Katy

At Big Z’s Pizza House & Brew in Katy, Chicago natives want to redefine pizza


Bob Zincoris and Tony Perry, the owners of Katy’s Big Z’s Pizza House & Brew, learned the art of cooking from their mother. The brothers’ restaurant now features many of her recipes, including the pizza dough.

Kingsland Baptist Church North campus opens in Katy

The Kingsland Baptist Church North campus opened in September.

Matt Dulin, Hunter Marrow, Eva Vigh, Danica Lloyd, Ben Thompson, Hannah Zedaker and Nola Valente contributed to this report.



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Construction begins on new Timewise Food Store and Exxon gas station in Bridgeland

Officials with the The Howard Hughes Corporation—the development company behind the Bridgeland master-planned community in Cypress—announced Nov. 19 that construction has begun on a 5,200-square-foot Timewise Food Store and Exxon gas station at the intersection of Tuckerton and Mason roads in Bridgeland.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Number of daily new COVID-19 cases in Galveston County up nearly 300% since late October

A total of 14,465 county residents have tested positive for the coronavirus since mid-March; of the total cases, 89% are considered to have recovered.A total of 14,465 county residents have tested positive for the coronavirus since mid-March; of the total cases, 89% are considered to have recovered.

Tomball ISD students will have the option to change their preferred learning environment from Nov. 30-Dec. 9, whereas Magnolia ISD will no longer offer virtual learning for students in poor academic standing starting Jan. 6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here's what to expect with changing learning options in Tomball, Magnolia ISDs for the spring semester

Students in Tomball ISD and Magnolia ISD can expect to see changes in the coming spring semester for face-to-face and virual learning options.

Dozens of clinics throughout the county offer COVID-19 testing services. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
COVID-19 testing locations remain open in Montgomery County and more local news

Read the latest Houston-area business and community news.

Dalia Browning Stokes and Bobby G. Bayless in their store
Owners of Upper Kirby shop Christmas Rocks keep traditions alive

The store is run out of the first floor of the couple's law office.

Centro is located off I-45 in Shenandoah. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
45 three-story townhomes completed in Shenandoah's Centro development off I-45

The Centro development in Shenandoah has 45 townhomes ready for move-in in November, developers said.

Shoot 360 is coming soon to the Cy-Fair area. (Courtesy Shoot 360)
Shoot 360 to bring unique basketball training center to Cy-Fair area

Shoot 360 uses interactive technology to help athletes develop their shooting, passing and ball-handling skills.

New traffic signals were added to two The Woodlands intersections in late 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Two new traffic signals at intersections in The Woodlands slated for late 2020 operation

Here is where to watch for new traffic signals at intersections in The Woodlands.

Work at Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive has begun. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work underway to widen Rayford Road at Birnham Woods Drive east of Grand Parkway; traffic signal, left-turn lanes planned

Here's what to expect as construction commences on Rayford Road at Birnham Woods Drive and when it will wrap up.

With the biennial Texas Legislative Session set to begin Jan. 12, a number of bills have already been filed by state representatives and senators who cover the Cy-Fair area. (Courtesy Fotolia)
See what bills have been filed so far by Cy-Fair-area state legislators

With the biennial Texas Legislative Session set to begin Jan. 12, a number of bills have already been filed by state representatives and senators who cover the Cy-Fair area.

Several local markets offer ways to support small businesses and artisans this holiday season. (Courtesy Pexels)
Check out these Small Business Saturday and holiday markets in Houston

Here are a few ways to support local businesses as the holiday shopping season kicks off.