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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Tomball Star Academy will celebrate its senior class May 27 with a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Event Center, according to district information. Students will graduate virtually from LSC-Tomball on May 13, according to LSCS information. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'They’ve created the legacy:' Inaugural class to graduate May 27 from Tomball ISD's early college high school program

The inaugural class of 95 students has been instrumental in paving the way for the students yet to finish the program, said Kelly Marchiando, the principal of Tomball Star Academy since January.

As of the afternoon of May 6, there are 21 total active cases in Friendswood ISD, 13 of them at the same campus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Friendswood ISD classrooms pivot to virtual learning after COVID-19 outbreak

Two classrooms at Bales Intermediate School will learn remotely for the remainder of the week after more than 10% of the people in those classrooms tested positive for COVID-19. While there is evidence of community spread, the positivity rate for the entire Bales campus is just under 2%.

houston firefighters rally
Appeals court rules in favor Houston firefighters in collective bargaining case

The 14th Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the fire union in a case that originated when the city and the union failed to reach an agreement on a labor contract in 2017.

The city of Humble has been investing in improvements to its four parks, such as Schott Park. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Officials talk park improvements, incoming e-commerce tenant at Humble BizCom event

Local business leaders and community members gathered virtually May 6 at Humble BizCom event hosted by Partnership Lake Houston.

The new campus will be modeled after the comprehensive Houston Methodist West and Houston Methodist The Woodlands facilities. (Courtesy Houston Methodist)
Houston Methodist announces plans for new 400-bed hospital in Cypress

The new hospital could open as early as 2024 and ultimately employ more than 500 people, officials said.

The Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of nurses by 2032. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Why Texas faces a growing nursing shortage and what can be done to address it

In 2018, the state health department estimated about 11% of the demand for nurses was not able to be met, and that number is expected to rise to 16.3% by 2032.

The Sugar Land Skeeters will play its first home game as the Astros' Triple-A affiliate May 20. This comes 14 years after the city first envisioned having a minor league team in Sugar Land and after eight seasons of Atlantic League baseball at Constellation Field. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sugar Land Skeeters' first season as Houston Astros' Triple-A affiliate expected to boost local economy

The Sugar Land Skeeters will play its first home game as the Astros' Triple-A affiliate May 20.

Friendswood has several drainage projects in the works, and they are on schedule with work set to begin this summer, officials said at a May 3 Friendswood City Council meeting. (Community Impact staff)
Friendswood drainage projects on schedule

Friendswood has several drainage projects in the works, and they are on schedule with work set to begin this summer, officials said at a May 3 Friendswood City Council meeting.

Rumi's Place will open on Post Oak Boulevard in fall 2022, specializing in Persian food with a contemporary twist. (Courtesy Zadok family)
Persian restaurant Rumi's Place announced for Post Oak mixed-use development in Uptown

The eatery will occupy the last available restaurant space at the newly opened Post Oak Place, alongside Uchiko.

The business features an upscale hair salon and boutique. (Courtesy Bonjour Belle Salon and Suites)
Bounjour Belle Salons and Suites now open in Woodforest

Services include a complimentary consultation, color and foil, haircuts and styles and tape-in extensions.

Richmond's Regal Grand Parkway ScreenX & RPX will reopen for normal operations May 7. (Courtesy Regal)
Richmond Regal Grand Parkway ScreenX & RPX set to resume operations

Richmond's Regal Grand Parkway ScreenX & RPX will reopen for normal operations May 7.