IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Success on the Spectrum opening soon in Pearland, and more business news

NAI Partners said Success on the Spectrum has leased 5,200 square feet for its incoming location at 5022 Broadway St., Pearland. (Courtesy NAI Partners)
NAI Partners said Success on the Spectrum has leased 5,200 square feet for its incoming location at 5022 Broadway St., Pearland. (Courtesy NAI Partners)

NAI Partners said Success on the Spectrum has leased 5,200 square feet for its incoming location at 5022 Broadway St., Pearland. (Courtesy NAI Partners)

Now Open

Texas Pit Stop BBQ opened in July at 20794 Gulf Freeway, Webster. The restaurant began with the owner, Arnold Garza, winning barbecue cook-off competitions, which drove him to open his own eatery that serves brisket, fish tacos, sausage, pulled pork, smoked chicken and other BBQ staples. The restaurant has two other locations in Galveston and La Marque. 409-744-2222. www.txpitstopbbq.com

Coming Soon

Success on the Spectrum will open in late August at 5022 Broadway St., Pearland. Founded in 2015, the franchise provides Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for autistic children with the goal of developing self control, independence and positive self image. The business aims to teach functional skills that allow children to become fulfilled adults. Success on the Spectrum in June leased 5,200 square feet at the incoming location, according to NAI Partners. 346-217-8328. www.successonthespectrum.com

Relocations


Deborah. A. Olson Insurance Agency is moving from 10592 Fuqua St., Houston, to 2800 Broadway St., Pearland in August. The insurance agency offers home, auto and commercial insurance and has been in business for 58 years. The business will be located at the corner of Pearland Parkway and Broadway Street. 281-481-1903. www.deboraholsoninsurance.com
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Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.



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