IMPACTS ROUNDUP: 3 new businesses around Pearland and Friendswood

Southside Boardshop (Courtesy city of Webster)
Southside Boardshop (Courtesy city of Webster)

Southside Boardshop (Courtesy city of Webster)

Here are three local businesses that recently opened around Pearland and Friendswood.

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Southside Boardshop opened at 19760 Gulf Freeway, Webster, inside Baybrook Square, in early August. Owner Eric Visentin began skating in the late 1980s in his hometown in Seabrook and bought a South Houston skate park in 2007. The business has grown, and the new location is a full-service skate shop that sells apparel and gear and repairs skateboards. The boardshop’s Webster location is its third. 832-932-5010. www.southsideskatepark.com

Junkluggers of League City & Pearland opened Sept. 14. While it does not have a local address, the business serves Pearland, Houston, League City, Seabrook and Bacliff. According to owner Steve Alford, the business is an eco-friendly junk removal service for homeowners and businesses. Junkluggers’ goal is to keep 100% of usable items it hauls out of landfills by 2025. 713-553-0681. www.junkluggersoflcp.com

Brookside Village Farmer's Market market on Oct. 10 held its first market at E.A. Lawhon Elementary School, located at 5810 Brookside Road, Pearland. The farmers market will be held every second Sunday of the month going forward from 9 a.m.-1p.m. and will focus on local food producers and area backyard gardeners, said Alex Hancock, treasurer for Brookside Village Farmers Market. The next farmers market will be Nov. 14. www.brooksidevillagemarket.com
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started off as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market before transitioning to the Pearland/Friendswood market in August 2021. Andy covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Andy served as the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and got to cover the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.

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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