Shannon Fine Jewelry, located at 6944 FM 1960 W., Houston, will close at an unspecified time in the future due to planned work on FM 1960 that will result in eminent domain taking a portion of the property, according to a store manager.
The jewelry store’s other location, at 1440 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, will remain open, the manager said.
Shannon Fine Jewelry has been located on FM 1960 since 1979 and has been at its present location since 2012, according to the company website.
The Texas Department of Transportation plans to seek construction bids in January for a project that will widen FM 1960 between Cutten Road and Hwy. 249, adding several turn lanes and other improvements.
TxDOT Public Information Officer Danny Perez said there are 19 parcels in that section of FM 1960 being appraised, and offers are being presented to landowners.
“We do anticipate a few parcels going to eminent domain within the next three to four months,” Perez said.
The $27.3 million project has met with criticism from Municipal Utility District 191, which serves the area. Officials with the MUD have claimed the construction will be disruptive to local businesses.
“We are certainly doing all we can to minimize impacts on affected businesses in the area,” Perez said.