Checkers opens in Pearland and more Houston-area news

Checkers serves burgers and fries, among other items. (Courtesy Checkers and Rally's)
Checkers serves burgers and fries, among other items. (Courtesy Checkers and Rally's)

Checkers serves burgers and fries, among other items. (Courtesy Checkers and Rally's)

Read the latest business and community news form the Houston area.

Pearland-Friendswood

Checkers opens its Pearland location

Checkers opened Sept. 1 at 7305 W. Broadway St., Pearland. The fast-food chain restaurant serves burgers, fries, shakes, hot dogs and chicken wings, and it only offers drive-thru services.

Cy-Fair



Star Cinema Grill to open its first-ever drive-in theater on Fry Road in Cypress

Officials with the Houston-based Star Cinema Grill said they plan to open the theater chain's first-ever drive-in location Sept. 3 at 8920 Fry Road, Cypress.

Spring-Klein

Chicken Salad Chick now open on Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring

A new location of the Auburn, Alabama-based Chicken Salad Chick opened in northern Spring on Sept. 2.

Tony's Italian Delicatessen in Montgomery to open second location in Spring

Tony's Italian Delicatessen in Montgomery will be opening a second location near the intersection of Kuykendahl and West Rayford roads in Spring in late 2020, restaurant officials announced via Facebook on Aug. 18.

Center Court Pizza & Brew to open second Spring location in The Shops on Gosling

Center Court Pizza & Brew plans to open its second Spring location in The Shops on Gosling located at 24345 Gosling Road, Ste. 100, Spring, by the end of 2020.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Hash Nash Cafe serves halal cuisine from Kingwood food truck

Hash Nash Cafe, a halal food truck, opened in early July at 22730 Loop 494, Kingwood.

Owner Johnny Khader said the truck serves a variety of Middle Eastern and Greek food options, including shawarma, kabobs, gyros and Greek salads.

Longtime Kingwood business Shiner's Express Car Wash reopens after complete remodel

Locally owned Shiner’s Car Wash will reopen in mid- to late September after having undergone renovations since last November. Owner Bernie Gieske said he has been operating the car wash at 4020 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood, for 23 years.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to open new location in Mission Bend

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is planning to open a new club in Fort Bend County at 8709 Addicks Clodine Road, Houston, in the fall. The opening date for the facility depends on how quickly it can be furnished as well as the schedule of nearby school districts.

Tomball-Magnolia

Tomball's Copan Coffee Roasters, Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue resume food tours this fall

Copan Coffee Roasters, located in Tomball, announced Sept. 1 its signature coffee and food tours will resume Sept. 25. The tours are held in partnership with Visit Houston and Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Houston Restaurant Weeks extends offerings through end of September

In an effort to drive more guests toward supporting local restaurants, Houston Restaurant Weeks announced Aug. 31 that the event has been extended through the end of September.

Montrose-River Oaks roundup: 5 business openings, closings to know

New businesses are moving in and others are scaling back in the River Oaks/Montrose area. Here is a look at some of the businesses making changes recently.

The Woodlands

Fajita Pete's to bring catering, delivery services to The Shops on Gosling

Fajita Pete's plans to open a new location in The Shops at Gosling at 24345 Gosling Road, Ste. 225, Spring, in September.

Island Fin Poke Co. to open Hawaiian eatery in The Shops on Gosling

Island Fin Poke Co. plans to open a new location in The Shops on Gosling at 24345 Gosling Road, Ste. 120, Spring, this November. According to franchise owner Matt Gustafson, this is the first of three franchise locations he plans to open this fall in the North Houston area.

Kitchen 1488 now serving casual Cajun cuisine north of The Woodlands

New Orleans-inspired Kitchen 1488 opened for business north of The Woodlands on Aug. 24.

The casual Cajun-American restaurant at 4130 FM 1488, Ste. 102, Conroe, launched this summer with a menu of Southern-style lunch and dinner fare alongside weekend breakfast specials.

ROUNDUP: The Woodlands, Spring welcome new soccer club, design firm and more this year

Read the latest business and community updates from the area.

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

YogaOne Kingwood now open

YogaOne Kingwood opened Aug. 1 at 2525 Green Oak Drive, Kingwood. The yoga studio has several classes available, including hot yoga, vinyasa flow, rocket yoga and other yoga classes.

Claire Shoop, Haley Morrison, Andy Li, Shawn Arrajj, Emma Whalen, Matt Dulin, Kelly Schafler, Ben Thompson, Hannah Zedaker and Anna Lotz contributed to this report.



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Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The $560 million central processor, which is part of the new Mickey Leland International Terminal, will replace the parking garage for terminals D and E. (Courtesy Houston Airport System)
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As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
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