2019 at a glance: 10 businesses to check out in Pearland and Friendswood

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Antiques, Beads & Crafty People has a box of beads in the store. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

Antiques, Beads & Crafty People has a box of beads in the store. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

At Community Impact Newspaper, we have highlighted 10 local businesses this year. Here is a roundup of each of the featured businesses for 2019.

Antiques, Beads & Crafty People

Antiques, Beads & Crafty People is a jewelry and craft supply store in Pearland.

Bergamos Spa Retreat

Bergamos Spa Retreat, located in Friendswood, is a salon spa that offers traditional spa treatments as well as additional services like yoga.

Allegro Pearland Academy of Music

Allegro Pearland Academy of Music in Pearland offers lessons for children and adults.

Zen Den Doggie Spa

Zen Den Doggie Spa offers full grooming treatment for pets in Friendswood.

FitChef Foods Texas

FitChef Foods Texas provides healthy prepared meals out of Pearland.

DC Stanley Photography

DC Stanley Photography takes portrait and event photos in Friendswood.

Stephanie's School of Dance Studio

Stephanie’s School of Dance Studio gives Pearland children a place to dance.

Pocket Full of Time

Pocket Full of Time restores clocks and watches for families in Friendswood.

The Sparkly Elephant Sewing Lounge

The Sparkly Elephant Sewing Lounge in Friendswood sells sewing supplies and offers classes.

Garage Ultimate

Garage Ultimate, a private car condo business, gives Friendswood residents a place to store their luxury vehicles.

By Morgan Slutzky
Morgan is the reporter for the Pearland and Friendswood newspaper. She joined Community Impact in 2019 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in journalism. Her primary area of coverage is education, but she also writes about local events and businesses.


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