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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Katy voters will elect council members for Wards A and B for three-year terms in the upcoming May election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
4 candidates running for Katy City Council in May election

Four candidates are running to fill two seats on Katy City Council in the upcoming May election.

Conroe ISD board of trustees President Skeeter Hubert presented a resolution supporting priority vaccinations for Texas teachers during the Feb. 23 meeting. (Screenshot via Conroe ISD YouTube)
Conroe ISD board discusses incentive program plans, support for teacher vaccinations Feb. 23

Board members also approved several construction and purchasing items during the regular meeting.

Houston City Council approved a slate of 17 proposed affordable housing developments throughout the city Feb. 24. (Courtesy city of Houston)
Houston City Council approves slate of potential affordable housing developments

Houston City Council approved a slate of 17 proposed affordable housing developments throughout the city Feb. 24.

Excessive groundwater use from aquifers can lead to subsidence, or sinking of the earth, which can exacerbate the activity of fault lines. Fault lines criss-cross Montgomery County, including this one at the corner of Sgt. Ed. Holcomb Blvd. N. and Hwy. 105 in Conroe. (Eva Vigh, Community Impact Newspaper)
As ground sinks, debate ensues over Montgomery County's groundwater

Excessive groundwater use can lead to subsidence, or sinkng of the earth. Officials disagree on how much groundwater the county should pump.

Volunteers from the food bank distribute clean drinking water. (Courtesy Montgomery County Food Bank)
Montgomery County Food Bank aids over 6,500 during Winter Storm Uri

The food bank is in need of donations and volunteers following the winter storm.

Following a yearlong hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown officials are planning to reopen the Spring water park for the 2021 season May 1. (Courtesy Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown)
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown targets May 1 opening

2021 also marks the 60th anniversary of Six Flags Entertainment Corp.

Every Sunday in May, League City will host public events that include live entertainment, food trucks, games and more. (Courtesy city of League City)
Despite pandemic, League City to host Sunday park events

Every Sunday in May, League City will host public events that include live entertainment, food trucks, games and more.

The Docks at Timbergrove, a new redevelopment project by Ancorian, will include one of two Berg Hospitality concepts coming to the Heights area. (Courtesy Ancorian)
Berg Hospitality, Ancorian bringing new concepts to the Heights area

Benjamin Berg has two restaurants in the works, including one in the forthcoming Docks at Timbergrove redevelopment.

The METRORapid Silver Line brought bus-rapid transit to Uptown in August. A public hearing Feb. 25 will allow feedback on similar plans for the Inner Katy corridor. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT, METRO to hold public meeting on Inner Katy projects, bus-rapid transit

In addition to bus-rapid transit, two other projects are targeted for this Inner Loop section of I-10.

During the Feb. 22 session, City Council members discussed the city's response to recent winter weather and related infrastructure issues. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Oak Ridge North City Council discusses storm response, infrastructure updates

City officials said they may consider adopting a new automated communication system to provide resident alerts for use during future severe weather events.

The new Fort Bend Epicenter multipurpose facility could be used as a spot for trade shows and sporting events, could act as a large-scale shelter for county residents in an emergency and more. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
New large-scale multipurpose complex coming to Fort Bend County

A new 230,000-square-foot multipurpose facility dubbed the Fort Bend Epicenter complex will soon be erected in Fort Bend County.

Widespread power outages affected millions statewide during Winter Storm Uri. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here’s how northwest Houston legislators have responded to widespread winter storm power outages

Local leaders have spoken out about what they believe went wrong and how they plan to prevent similar disasters in the future.